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1. Posted by jackoneill91 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Hi there! I've booked a one way to go Sydney on my own in May and planning on applying for a working holiday visa, just wondering if anyone was doing the same? Or have any recommendation on hostels and work? Would be great to speak to and meet people in the same boat!


2. Posted by JacobEynon (Budding Member 9 posts) 3y

Hey dudee, I'm flying out to sydney on May 31st. Just gunna apply for bar work really!

Would be rad to hang out when we're over there, I'm shit scared! haha

3. Posted by jackoneill91 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

sounds good mate! I fly out on the 20th.. haha yeah I know the feeling! have you booked accommodation?

4. Posted by Raghav_Mittal (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

Yeah, even i m thinking of doing same.

5. Posted by Jay Welsh (Budding Member 11 posts) 3y

Hi Jack, Jacob and Raghav,

I'm flying out to Sydney on June 9th. I'm out there for 8 weeks travelling up and down the coast! You guys wanna meet up at any point? I'm coming out to sydney alone like the rest of you guys and would be nice to meet a few others!


6. Posted by barney2186 (Budding Member 16 posts) 3y

I'm travelling to Sydney on 2nd June, and really looking forward to it, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous about travelling alone. Haven't got any work lined up yet, probably start looking when I'm down there. As far as accommodation goes hostel world is a good place to look. Again I havent got that sorted yet either but saw a couple places on there that looked good, like jackaroo hostel and jolly swagman hostel.


7. Posted by jackoneill91 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Hi guys, thanks for your replies, I arrive on the 22nd of May and should be in the area for a few weeks Not exactly sure what my plans are at first but would be great to meet up!


8. Posted by Jay Welsh (Budding Member 11 posts) 3y

Would be great to share experiences with you all while out in Oz,

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Would be great meeting up with you guys before hand for a drink to discuss ideas

Let me know


9. Posted by kiera.h (Budding Member 14 posts) 3y

Hey guys :)

Im heading out to sydney after hong kong in april on a working visa, so excited but a lil bit nervous going alone aha, have no plans yet but deffinetly doing the east cost...
I heard from a friend that the yha hostels are the best places to stay in terms of reliability and location and stuff and they do look pretty decent :) I think you can get a membership card or something to make it cheaper too

Kiera x

10. Posted by KellieBarnes (Admin 813 posts) 3y

Hi Jack,

Recommendations for work if you haven't yet seen it: try any of the job sites in the Australia guide or the recruitment sites recommended by doyledan: Getting set up in Australia.

You can also try Gumtree but the quality of jobs there tend to be quite poor. One of my partner's first hospo 'job trials' was in fact picking up rubbish on the street. Same late night hours but just in the vague vicinity of a bar.

Good luck!