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Year out in aus - July

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1. Posted by dandub (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys/girls!

Newbie here - Danny from Edinburgh.

Got my 1year WHV and flights booked. First flying into melbourne with emirates on 6th july. Anybody going to be in mel around then?

Im travelling alone for the first time and planning a year out. absolutly nothing planned so far - im just getting on that plane lol! what should I be planning? Iv not booked any accommodation yet - st kilda any good? also have you guys got aus bak accounts or just use british accounts e.g. me - alliance and leicester?

Looking to do some casual work (easy to get??) but really just wanting a year long party haha.

What age are most of the travellers that do this kinda thing? im 19 and dont want to feel like the baby while im away meeting other travellers

any advise or ideas would be great cause i aint got a clue to be honest.


2. Posted by DanUK2009 (Budding Member 35 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hey, in the same exact situation.

Got my flight booked for 17th April from Manchester to Brisbane, 19 years old AND going at it alone. Have no idea what i am doing yet so just going with the flow, hoping to see new places and meet new people and have one heck of a party.

As for bank account, from the info i have its a case of opening an account in Australia and getting your funds transfered over. However i am going into HSBC soon to see what the options are there as they are in Australia also (not a big bank over there though)

As for work i have heard that it is similar as it is in the UK, job losses and things but casual work is good to come by still.

What are you doing for accommodation when you get there? Are you traveling about?

I may be at Melbourne around the time you are there so if you are looking to meet up and travel about.

3. Posted by dandub (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Great, someone else is in the same boat as me!

Im just going to stay in a hostel in st kilda when i arrive - either cooee or base seem to be the best going by reviews, i will know absolutly nobody when i arrive there in july. its a scary thought! lol

if you are in melbourne anytime after july 7th give me a shout, i got my aus sim card with the visa its - 0420441446. I am planning to travel around a bit yeh, not 100% sure where to and when..just going with the flow..

Ill go into the local hsbc and see what they can offer me :)

keep in touch man, ill buy you a pint