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1. Posted by Kelly2288w (Budding Member 23 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

“Lone female travelling & working East coast Australia Advice”


I would like to ask a few questions as a 'non-traveller'. I have taken a career break from my job which ends in begins in Decmeber 2014. It my initial plan to fly out to Thailand for Xmas & New Year to meet my sister who will have been travelling since June. Unlike me she is travelling with a friend. Hence why Thailand isnt so much of a daunting thought. However after this we shall fly back to Australia alone. Here I plan to travel most of the following 5 motnhs alone. I will also be working for at least 3 of these months because i will need to continue saving for my future travels. I would definitly like to cover Melboune, Brisbane and probably the main parts of the East Coast. I will fly back to the UK in May 2015 where I will then fly out to Nashville for a 3 week holiday Ive already had planned with a best friend.

Id just like some initial advice on travelling solo on the East coast of Oz - the best cities to pick up workAlthough I have a career I am restricted too now, my previous employment was in Bars/ restaurants and a lot of customer service retail assistants. I feel this may be the best area suited to work whilst out there. I will get a working visa, and initially for this period hope to have around £7000.Travelling alone doesn’t really bother me. I am used to starting afresh in new cities as a solo traveller in the UK with my work, and enjoy the feeling of a new city, meeting new friends and re-discovering new places. Its more the cost of the travels and the experience of solo-travellers finding work etc I would like.


[ Edit: Edited on 09-May-2014, at 04:19 by Kelly2288w ]

2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


Welcome to Travellerspoint!

Firstly, a general guide for backpacker budgets is around $80/day I believe - and that's doing most of your own cooking and fairly conservative spending.

I suggest looking at the job sites mentioned in the Australia guide to give yourself an idea of the jobs available. Remember that limiting yourself to big cities will mean that you are likely to be fighting for the same jobs as numerous other backpackers. Smaller cities may present more opportunities, although these could be seasonal if you target tourist towns.

You may also like to read doyledan's blog about Getting Set Up in Australia.

Hope this helps!

3. Posted by krishnaagrawal (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey Kelly...I maybe visiting Thailand for xmas and new year.I am a solo traveller too. We can explore and can even attend full moon party.