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jessicagrunner posted a topic in Socialising Hobbies Clubs SportI'd love to find someone and a group, who wants to go to Australia on a 12 month working holiday visa! I'm determined to do it, but find it a little daunting and it would be lovely to have a group or just a friend who wants to do the same and who I can get to know and be buddies with on this journey! I haven't made any solid plans, havent booked anything at all, but I'd love to do this and like I say, it would be fab to have a buddy or two to come along on this journey with me! If anybody wants to chat with me, let me know! My facebook and Skype details are also on my bio!
jessicagrunner posted a topic in Working Holiday VisasI'm 18 years old and I went to Australia for a month on holiday in November 2013! Ever since I was 8 years old, I've loved Australia, I've always watched Neighbours and Home and Away, the aussie soaps and its been my dream to go live and work there! So basically, since I'm due to finish college either this year or next year, I've always planned after college to go to Australia on a 12 month working holiday visa! I'm excited but very nervous cause I'll be doing it on my own and I feel a bit panicky about how much there is to think about, for instance, setting up an aussie bank account, getting a tax number, accomodation and just in general being on my own! I do have family on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, and if living with them wasnt an option, which I don't think it will be, what could I do for accomodation? I'm nervous about hostels as I can be shy at times and find meeting new people sometimes daunting! I really want to do this and must not quit on my dream, its just a bit scary, and I hope somebody on here can help! I also don't really wanna do the whole back packer thing where all you have with you is a back pack, I'd rather take a suitcase, get a job and live and work in Aus like I already do in the UK! If anyone has any advice at all, please help! I want to do this, but feel a bit panicked!
Hi all My 176 visa has been granted today 30th November 2012, but it appears that my first entry date is the 10th August 2013. I thought this would be 12 months from the date granted. Anyone else experience this? Thanks Dean
Hi all, Just wondered if anyone could enlighten me on a few things... I have been with my partner for just over four years now, he is an australian citizen (not by birth, he emigrated in 2000)... After we had finished uni and things in the UK we decided to come to Australia to see if this is where we wanted to settle down. Turns out, it is and we are both very happy here... I am currently on a WHV and I am planning on applying for a defacto visa. In the UK we lived together for a few months at my parents, we didn't pay rent or anything but in exchange for staying there my partner put a new kitchen in, decorated etc. I can easily get statements saying that we lived together but I'm unsure as to how much weight these statements would be given without any other proof. Since we arrived in Australia we have been living together, and although it was in my partners parents house, we have bank statements and all sorts showing that we lived there together (for most of the year alone as his parents spend 6 months in the UK and 6 months in Australia). I have read about people applying for a de facto visa on their very last day of their WHV in order to meet the 12 month requirement and i am wondering about whether it would be safer for us to wait until that date, rather than relying on the time we lived together in the UK (of which we have little proof)... I have looked into registering our relationship, but i spoke to a woman today at Births Deaths and Marriages and turns out apparently i have to have lived in Victoria for 12 months to be eligible. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me, it is very much appreciated. :notworthy: