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Questions about setting up an Australian Bank

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:18:27 GMT

Hi, I'm sorting out my holiday working Visa for Australia, that part seems relatively simple (I'm 28 so I'll get Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) ) I'm setting up a bank account before I go ready for employment, I think I'll go with National Australia Bank and I'll get my tax code from -snip- (happy to take any other suggestions on either of those things) I have seen somewhere that I should get a superannuation account, from what I've learnt this is for ... [Posted by Louise89 - Feb 20, 11:18]

Australia work

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:55:38 GMT

Hi! I'm planning a trip to Australia for the beginning of August, where is the best place to find work when travelling about? Also, is it easy for backpackers to get jobs in Aus?! I also need advice on the best way to set up a bank account and getting Tax number... is it best to do it before I go? Or can I be done there? Many thanks! 😃 ... [Posted by Jadeyhar - Feb 18, 03:55]

One full day in Auckland

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:19:11 GMT

Hey people, I have one full day in Auckland (2 nights) in April, and am wondering on things to do. I will mainly be looking to explore scenery, perhaps some architecture and possibly a cultural experience. Im considering taking the free (donation) walking tour at 10am, this will be done by 1, after this i will probably train up to Onehunga and do the coast to coast walk back to Britomart, taking in one Tree Hill, Mt. Eden on the way, ... [Posted by wizzmor1977 - Feb 15, 13:19]

Bay of Islands, NZ - things to do?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:27:18 GMT

We're hiring a car from -snip- We're taking the kids dolphin watching - can anyone recommend other fun things to do with the kids while we're there? (4 days total) Cheers, Lisa ... [Posted by lisaevans - Feb 09, 15:27]

Travelling Australia on a working visa

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:27:04 GMT

Hi everyone, We are 21 and planning to travel the east coast Australia in 2018 on a working visa, we want to hear from you guys that have either done it already or planning to. We would like to know all about it so we can make our trip the best we can, hearing from others is really going to help us with our planning so just tell us your stories or your plans!! Would be much appreciated and look foward ... [Posted by DanielleChelsea - Feb 03, 04:27]


Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:22:58 GMT

I have a WHV, but I'm not sure if I want to go because my primary goal is to save money so I can continue to travel. I have about 6k American. Should I go to Austrialia to work to fund more travel, or should I use what I have to to see more of the world? Would love to know about your personal experiences working in In Australia. Thank you! ... [Posted by EdgarM - Jan 30, 23:22]

Regional Work - Help!

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 23:03:49 GMT

My friend and I are looking to begin our regional work at the end of February. Can anyone advise the best place we should be looking (as we've heard Bundaberg and Mildura are ones to avoid)? Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you ☺️ ... [Posted by abbield8 - Jan 30, 15:03]

Solo travellers going to Australia in February

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:15:46 GMT

Hi, I'm going to travel the east coast of Australia middle of February, starting in Sydney. Anyone else travelling too or has any advise to give me x ... [Posted by Shannon_rea - Jan 26, 10:15]

29 year old return to Oz

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:30:53 GMT

Hi, I had the time of my life about 6 years ago when I travelled to Australia on a WHV. Foolishly didn't obtain a second year visa. From what I know it's not possible to get another one. Does anyone know ways around this that would allow me to stay longer than 3 months in Australia and live the dream all over again? 😊😊xx ... [Posted by amandatravelot - Jan 25, 05:30]

Working in Australia Solo, ultimate oz it or do it alone??

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:44:27 GMT

Hi, I am just writing this post as I am planning to set off solo on an adventure to Australia and I am planning to get the 12 month holiday visa. Ive done travelling before but longest trip has been like 3 months and its been with friends. So this will be my first real solo trip and its a pretty big one. I am pretty easy going and confident but still the thought of this seems pretty daunting. I know ... [Posted by karolinakatexx - Jan 23, 09:44]

Kauaeranga Kauri Trail

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:17:05 GMT

Are there any public transport option to the start of the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (visitors centre) from Thames town. ... [Posted by wizzmor1977 - Jan 22, 06:17]

88 day farm work pay

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:23:46 GMT

Hi, couple lads from UK travelling over to Oz early February & just looking for some tips and advice about working the 88 days to secure a 2nd year visa. Our plan is to roam around Sydney area for a couple months til the end of the Aussie summer & then head off to try and find some farm work during the cooler months (April - July) Just wondering where's best to head, what pay is like and whether you ... [Posted by Harpo94 - Jan 18, 02:23]

Sydney febuaray 17

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:21:39 GMT

20 year old scottish guy flying out to sydney on the 6th of Feb 2017 solo, anyone doing the same? Give me a shout! X ... [Posted by ahrenwatson96 - Jan 14, 11:21]

Travelling to OZ 2017/2018

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:51:17 GMT

Hi everyone, Im Luke, 21 and living in Manchester, England. I'm currently in Melbourne at the start of a 3 weeks holiday where I'll be visiting Sydney and Alice springs. I've already fallen in love with the place and I'm already putting pen to paper on coming back on a 1 year working visa (with a possibility of Extending for a 2nd year) starting January 2018, although with a bit more effort I'll happily push earlier than that and could ... [Posted by lukeduigy - Jan 12, 11:51]

2nd Year Australian Visa HELP!!

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:52:49 GMT

I'm currently in Sydney and I'm three months into my Working Holiday Visa. I definitely want to stay for a second year. I'm 30 years old though so my plan was to do my three months farm work pretty soon in order to secure my second year visa. However, I heard recently that the age for the Visa is increasing up to 35, so I was going to do my farm work this year to see cute the Visa for ... [Posted by jameserob - Jan 10, 05:52]

Solo Travelling July 2017

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 17:28:57 GMT

Hi Everyone, I've just had my working holiday visa accepted and was wondering if anyone is travelling to Australia early July 2017? I'm looking to head to Brisbane/East Coast and look for farm work straight away. If anyone is travelling around that time or knows of great work opportunities in the area, it would be great to hear from you :) Happy Travelling! ... [Posted by GJB26 - Jan 08, 09:28]

Solo trip to melbourne

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:32:07 GMT

I'm from Singapore and have been to Perth couple of times. I am abit skeptical when my colleagues said Melbourne is way better than Perth. Therefore i need more info so i can consider going on a solo trip to Melbourne .cheers ... [Posted by PhyrM - Jan 05, 22:32]

Travelling South Pacific Islands

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:19:17 GMT

Hi all, So I've recently landed in NZ and will be working here for about 6 months but in between times or around June I will be looking to venture out into the Pacific Islands So firstly - any suggestions of things to do in NZ would be great. So far I am looking at skiing in Queenstown, great white shark dive in Bluff and Abel Tasman National Park and of course Hobbiton/Waitomo Caves etc. I had my idea's mainly set on ... [Posted by jmayb - Jan 05, 18:19]

Cairns Australia

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:38:12 GMT

Was wondering if anyone's got any tips for travelling in cairns I fly out next week and not sure what to expect ... [Posted by JonnyK - Jan 04, 12:38]

Solo Traveller - Oz Working Holiday - November 2017

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:56:34 GMT

Hello everyone! I'm a 23 year old female from England and I have just been granted my Oz Working Holiday Visa (yay!) and now it is starting to sink in that I will be travelling on my own... I have been travelling before with a friend so I know how easy it is to meet new people however... it would be nice to know of people that were planning to go around the same time. I have not booked any flights ... [Posted by shannon133 - Dec 27, 12:56]

2nd Year WHV Australia Help!

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:04:18 GMT

I'm currently in Australia on my first working holiday visa. I'll soon be starting my three months farm work in order to get my second year visa. Once I've done the farm work though, I'm planning on leaving Australia and spending a year traveling New Zealand and Asia, and I will then return to Australia and do my second year. How does this work though? Do I need to apply for my second year visa as soon as I've finished ... [Posted by jameserob - Dec 26, 23:04]

Backpacker work in New Zealand

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:14:35 GMT

Hi, My boyfriend and I are planning to go to New Zealand on working holiday visas next year. I have looked on and there seems to be lots of jobs going. I just wondered if anyone had experience of doing this type of work in New Zealand? Is it easy to get work? And do the jobs get snapped up pretty quick? Not 100% sure what kind of work we would want but would want it to be paid ... [Posted by ErolGirl - Dec 21, 09:14]

travelling around the east coast of Australia

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:13:22 GMT

Hello. My name is Mahdi, born in Australia and I'm 21 years old. This January 2017 I'll travel the whole east coast of Australia by car. (Starting from Sydney, going all the way to Melbourne then Adelaide, then Uluru, then Darwin, then Cairns, Brisbane and back to sydeny. Of course will be visiting a lot of amazing locations between all these destinations.) I want to give ride to anybody willing from any of these locations to another. All I ask is ... [Posted by MahdiH - Dec 15, 19:13]

Best Place for Saving Money

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:47:44 GMT

Hi All! I was advised to drop a message on this site from someone on TripAdvisor as you may be able to help a little more. After working for 4 months in Alice Springs and then getting sick in Nepal and having to return home to the UK I am going to be heading back to Aus in the new year in order to work and save some more money before going travelling again (on a WHV). Now Alice Springs was ... [Posted by BigDanDubois - Dec 12, 06:47]

Roadtrip in Sydney

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:25:53 GMT

Any tips for roadtrip in sydney? ... [Posted by Musyairi - Dec 09, 12:25]