Uk to Oz, end of feb08

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1. Posted by brynico83 (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi people,

First timer going to Oz about feb/mar 08. Looking to prob start in Sydney and go from there. I will need to find work to support myself and looking to be there for about a year.

Any advise would be appriciated, also any others going around this time would be nice to chat to. :)

2. Posted by stuie (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi. Im planning on going at the end of feb on a WHV. I'm going on my own and never done anything like it before. should be wicked.

3. Posted by brynico83 (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Yeah I cant wait to go, and will need to work to support myself.

Im thinking of going the ozintro thing for the first week to settle in and meet other travellers then after that 1st week get a job.

Looking to travel from London to Sydney, but havnt booked anytthing as of yet.

4. Posted by stuie (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Your plan sounds very similar to mine. I am thinking of the ozintro thing as well. Expensive but like you say. Helps you meet people to start with and gets you on your way.

5. Posted by brynico83 (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Well if you end of doing ozintro thre one on the 25th feb, I might go for that one, or the first week of March.

Its not cheap but I think its a good security blanket for the first week.

6. Posted by wooley37 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey there,

if it's ur first time don't worry - there are millions of backpackers doin the same thing (im one of em!!) and if u are staying in hostels etc its a brilliant way to meet people, you'll be surprised at the amount of people who do it by themselves too! personally couldnt find much work in sydney - but i was staying nearer to Newcastle so that may be why, am in Brisbane at the mo and absolutely loving it, if u have previous office experience then finding a decent job with good pay won't be that difficult, but really all you have to do is sign up with a few work agencys and they do the legwork for you. wicked.

havent seen much else yet as im saving to travle myself - but i do reccommend brisbane, its totally cool.

ill be here when u get here so if u wanna meet up or need more info (i'll do my best!) just msg me n let me know.



7. Posted by makka (Respected Member 248 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hey guys i also will be landing in Oz @ a similar time - i land in Sydney on Feb 19th direct from New Zealand - before Oz i would have been to LA, Vegas, North Baja coast & New Zealand as part of my very 1st RTW

Oz is @ the part of my travels where i plan to spend the majority of my year long journey ... im planning on basing myself in Sydney - tho thats not 100% confirmed yet - it really depends on wheres best to get some work to fund the latar part of my trip which will be Fiji - Thailand & India

i plan to do travel the whole of the East coast ... my only def plan i have, is to be in Melbourne for the Easter weekend as i wanna catch the ASP comp down there! - plus while im there im doing the Neighbours set tour ohhhh yeah! (im serious)

ive never heard of this ozintro before ... i shall google it .... i get the impression its like a week long coach party intro type thing

im sure there are going to be loads in a similar situation to us (alone) ... many of whom i shall def meet in Queenstown!

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 14, 2007, at 7:59 AM by makka ]

8. Posted by brynico83 (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Cheers for the replies guys,

cant wait but pooing myself at the same time,

yeah once im there would nice to meet up if anyone can:) not really sure of my plans at all, i too wana do the east coast and great barrier reef is a must, !!

the neighbors tour is really sad!! bt i would do it too for the laugh!!

when u work down there do they set u up with accomodation or do u live outta hotels!??

so whats brisbane like then??? how far is that from Sydney??

9. Posted by ajtaylor (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

Landing in Oz 24th February 2008 on my own excited and really scared at the same time but seems to be loads of us in the same boat. Doing the Oz intro first week in March just to meet people. Don't have a plan just going and hoping for the best.

AJ x:)

10. Posted by Bizzles (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey Everyone!

Just joined the site, my name is Emma, I am arriving in Aus on the 25th Feb 2008. Im really nervous as I am going alone, Im going around euope from 2nd - 23rd feb then flying to Sydney.

Did anyone else get a visa from ?

I filled out the form and payed the money and an email got sent to my parents email address that I put down saying I had got the visa. But that is it, I havent heard anything to my own email address and the code I have to log in dosent work so I'm a bit worried that it's a con website and that I dont actually have a visa or something.

Also does anyone know if it is easy for tavellers to get work in Aus? I've looked into it and it seems the visa company helps and such but im worried that when I arrive I wont be aable to find work and wont be able to get an apartment and stuff.

If anyone could give advise on this stuff I would really appreciate it.