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Sydney April 2015!!

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1. Posted by Foxy1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

Well we finally got the ball rolling on our adventure and have got our visas sorted and granted and have got the flights booked :)!! Exciting times, and a little bit scary times too as we will say goodbye to London on the 10th of April 2015!!

Our plan is to try stay in hostels around Sydney centre for the first week or two and find jobs as soon as we can, as we are planning to stay in Sydney for quite a few months we will then be looking to rent an apartment shortly after so if anyone has any help on that subject or is looking to flatshare don't be afraid to give us a shout.

At the moment we are planning to take around £3800 each, keeping back £800 of that to use as money to get home quickly should we need to, does that sound like a right amount? As I said we are planning on looking for work pretty much right away so hopefully it wont be too long after we land till we have money coming in again. Some of my friends have gone travelling and they've told me different amounts to take, one of my friends landed with £1000 and has told me that would be enough. Any help on that subject would be cool too.

Another question we have is what sort of work will be available to us. At the moment I work as a groundworker/trackman building train stations and my fiancée works in the offices for the same company dealing with purchases and hire's so ideally we would like to find work relating to that, but we are quite naïve about it all.

Any help/advice that anyone has to offer would be awesome!!



2. Posted by Manda06 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


I'm not much use with what is available there in respect of your jobs. Although my chum was there last year and she was able to get bar work/ reception work quite easily. Depending on if you would be willing to do that until you got what you wanted.

Me and my chum are heading out round about the same dates, she's just out for a month and I've got my years working visa. I work in social work so hoping to find something in that. Plan is to travel about a bit and then head back to Sydney. If yous have any luck finding somewhere, let me know.☺️


3. Posted by Foxy1991 (Budding Member 55 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey Amanda,

Thank you for your reply, every little bit of advice we can get is a help right now so its all good :)!! Sounds like you've got a good plan going, we will give you a shout if we find anything or if we get any more good advice :)