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Pauly

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  1. Hi everyone, I'm due to go back to Oz possibly this summer for my 2nd year. Just waiting on my decision from immi. Planning on going straight out to Sydney or Brisbane and staying there for a full year. Now when I go out I'd be hoping to get sponsorship but know little about it and if its even possible for me. I'm 25, have a clean record, a degree but don't have great work experience. Mainly warehouse and admin experience. Is it possible to get sponsorship for such general jobs or would I best look elsewhere for it? Is it even possible and would I be wasting my time? Can I do a course to give myself the best possible chance?
  2. Going to Melbourne via Thailand on the 8th Nov, land in Oz on the 15th. So excited but nervous, meeting my mate in Mel so not as bad as going on my own. Anyway if anyone could answer these Q's i'd be grateful. Which bank account would you open before you go? Do you think £2000 is enough to get me started, with an extra £1000 approx due when I am already there, but that will go mostly to paying my return. What will jobs be like in Melbourne before Xmas? Who is a good health insurance to go with? What should or shouldn't I pack (20kg allowance) Any useful tips? Thank you!
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    Few tips needed, thanks!

    I'll be getting another £500 from work and hopefully another £800 off a tax return.
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    Few tips needed, thanks!

    Some great advice on here, thanks one and all PositivePixie, don't worry that's just sensible and realistic advice, and having not drunk for aaaaaages with saving and my first night out in Melbourne, death is a real possibility lol. Only joking, but yeah thanks for the help. I haven't bought my insurance yet, I've seen quotes of like £350 etc, arrrrgh no way I can afford that. Another question sorry: Will I be pulled up by customs with £2000 in my bank and no return ticket or should I ask to lend some money, do a bank statement and transfer it back to the persons account?
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    Worlds most stunning Waterfalls

    Sorry no but the pics on the internet really don't do it credit. Some decent ones here though. http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=pistyll+rhaeadr&f=hp
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    Apple Bocks Galaxy from being released in Australia

    Price wise its the same here I think. I'm sure the specs are better on the 10.1 though.
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    Worlds most stunning Waterfalls

    Pistyll rhaeadr waterfalls in Wales is beautiful.
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    Apple Bocks Galaxy from being released in Australia

    Mine was the 16gb wifi version which was 399, luckily my generous sister went halves with me. The 32gb and 3g versions cost more though. I am very impressed with it though, just got to hope I have wifi access when I am in Oz.
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    Apple Bocks Galaxy from being released in Australia

    Thanks for replying. I meant will the market and apps work okay with it being a UK version?
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    Apple Bocks Galaxy from being released in Australia

    I have the Samsung 10.1 bought for skype etc for when I'm in Oz. Will I have any problems using it with this ban in place?
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    Few tips needed, thanks!

    Hi britchick, your info was very helpful thanks a lot. Nervous and excited rolled into one is how i feel haha
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    BritChick and Pommypauls Travels

    Looks like you are having fun. I love the outdoors, one reason I think I will like Oz.
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    best insurance

    Always get insurance, if anything happens you could become massively out of pocket. Better to be safe than sorry. Also get any necessary vaccines from the NHS before you go.
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    Driving

    Only just got online but thanks for taking the time to post a reply everyone. I think I'm just going to go without a license and go with the flow. I highly doubt I'll be buying a car when I'm there and will hopefully just get by ok without the need. Probably need a license for a minimum time to rent vehicles anyway so I most probably will not be allowed to do that either. I just want to book my flights really, save and get over there!
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    Driving

    Looking at going to Oz on a working holiday visa and was wandering whether it is important to be able to drive in Oz. I currently don't drive and if I have to learn it'll set me back going to Oz by a few months. I also don't even know if I can use the licence in Oz being a new driver. So the question is do I bite the bullet and just get to Oz or do I learn to drive????
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    Driving

    Looking at farm work or similar to get my visa extension for the option of a second year, after that I have no preference.
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    Driving

    Thanks for helpful replies, I really don't know what to do! I just want to get to Oz asap really!
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    Cost of living / Salaries

    How much do you think you'd need to earn on a working holiday visa?
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    What to do what to do

    Suppose its luck isn't it, could go with £1000 and find a job straight away or go with £3000 and struggle. Think if I get to £3000 I'll go with that, I just want to book my flights so I can't back out and it forces me to save. Yeh your right, great website with great info from people that have been there and done that, including yourself. Just got to keep focused on this now and go for it!
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    What to do what to do

    Hello everyone Right I'm a single 24 yr old from Liverpool. I have no criminal record and I have a 2:2 BA Hons, I've had a mixture of jobs since uni and have been stuck in a warehouse since I left so don't have a skill. I actually wish I done a trade :sad: Now I've made my mind up their is nothing over here for me and nothing keeping me here. I think Oz could be the place for me. However, I doubt very much I'd qualify for permanent residency without a skill or trade. I'm thinking whether to stay here and try for an apprenticeship (very doubtful at my age) or just bite the bullet and go to Oz on a working holiday visa and hope for the best!!! What do people think?
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    What to do what to do

    Yeh I don't hate it over here I'm grateful I'm from England but need a fresh start. How much would you say is enough to go over with? £2000? £3000? £4000?
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    What to do what to do

    hilton and gpo1971 also very useful replies and thank you both. Just got to save now and get as much info and contacts as possible!!!
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    What to do what to do

    adonna thank you for taking your time out with that lengthy reply, that is music to my ears I'm definitely going to go now and just save save save. When you say the rural work for 3 months which I have heard about, I take it that it is fruit picking etc. Now is their a best time to go for such work or pretty much all year round and what's the score on accommodation with rural work? Will not have a driving license hold me back and should I get one before I go?
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    What to do what to do

    Same here I can have good convo about football with anyone, some just try and antagonise and that goes for both fans, I have no time for it. Yeh should be a good game, nice one and take it easy!
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    What to do what to do

    Argh I'm a bluenose :tongue: Funny old season eh, both had an awful start yet we sit 6th and 7th
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