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Need confirmation that I have or have not stuffed up. I fear the latter.
I will leave Australia 6 months prior to expiry and return 12 days after the six month period. Expires in December. Last week I checked validity in Europe and BKK and they seem to have shorter entry and exit requirements so I thought the 6 month rule was a figment of my imagination. Tried to google Passport info and only got info on how to apply etc.
Now I have found this statement
"Make sure your passport has at least six months' validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Carry extra passport photos in case your passport is lost or stolen and you need to replace it while you're away."
is the return policed or could I scrape it in.
so it looks like I may have to get an expensive replacement in a hurry.
Am I correct? Bugger. ... more »
If your a young Australian person planning on travelling abroad you should try to not behave like a bogan or risk being locked up in another country - or worst still beaten up and nearly killed.....
I'm getting really confused as to whether my travel plans will effect me getting a working holiday visa for Aus and NZ.
I'm 26 and next month I head off to spend a couple of years travelling, working and volunteering through Asia. I'm aware by doing this my residency status in the UK may change from 'ordinary resident' to 'non resident'. I know that this is mainly for tax reasons and it doesn't effect my UK passport holding status but will it effect my chances of getting both Aus and NZ visa's?
After Asia I wanted to go to Aus for a year then apply for a second year then apply for a year in NZ, or maybe NZ first then Aus.
I think the first application should be OK but by the time I get to the third I will have been away from the UK for 4 years.
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Edited by: fchris17
Im a 20 year old girl from sweden
In 2/10/2013 im arriving to Sydney!
I have dreamd about going to australia a long time!
Im going alone and i wonder if there are some other backpackers that are arriving the same day or week as i and would like to hang out or something ?
Im not planning to stay for long in Sydney im going north and want to find a job :) but i also want to do some extreems and some sport acktivities mabye diving, bungy jump or whatever (as long its fun or relaxing:)
im not coming to pary hard (mabye a little but its not my first prioroty) i want to explore the country, take some photos of tropical animals.
Im so fasinated of this country and i want to see every espect of it :)
Sorry for my english, i hope it will approve as well after a few month in Australia :)
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chicken shop WA
Hi to all,
one question: what's it like Lord Howe Island in beginning of september in terms of snorkeling, swimming and more sea activities? is a neoprene required? planning to be there between the 4th and 9th, more or less. is the weather appropiate for short-sleeves? or it's still cool?
I'm planning on travelling to Australia this summer on a working holiday Visa. I've started to do my research about the types of jobs available on a WHV which I could do, and to be honest I'm not really too fussed about what sector I work in, as long as I'm able to travel around and meet some like minded people!
My Dilema is that I'm planning on updating my C.V before I go, but not too sure on the format. Should I put all my experiences on one document or tailor different C.V to the work sector I might find work in?
At present I am working in a Children's Centre and have experience in family work as an Assistant Psychologist. I also have experience working on dairy farms and in argricutlure, plus have worked within the leisure industry, done bar work and Care work. Furthermore, I have alot of voluntering experiences within the Scout Association and other organisations... more »
come a long with bazza to the show
The next "Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day" will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 26 May 2013. A great day full of information and fun for everyone. Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup just 15 minutes from Midland.
My husband and I are preparing to move back to Australia next year - probably around this time next year (May). We would like to do a combination of flying and overland travel through the middle east or Asia and would love some ideas from anyone who has done it.
We aren't too worried about cost as we have a decent budget to spend, but more interested in fun places to go through that would be heading in the right direction.
I realise this is a really open questions, but I'd love to know anyone else's experiences of going to Australia fully or partially overland.
Anticipating three months or so of travel across, around and about most of Australia. Looking for recommendations for good reads about the down under continent. Preferably nonfiction but also some fiction. Geography, geology, natural history are particular interests. Suggestions appreciated with exception of Bryson's In a Sunburnt Country. Thanks people.
My parents are heading from the UK to Australia for a 5-6 week trip in November and I'll be joining them for just under 3 weeks in mid November most likely meeting them in Melbourne, or possibly Sydney. I could fly back from any major city on the east coast to fit in with travel plans.
We'll be travelling independently and I need some help putting together an itinerary. We're really interested in scenery, walking and beaches (me swimming & snorkelling, them just chilling out). I'm not interested in the backpacker party scene on this trip, so any ideas for places off the backpacker trail would be appreciated. We're happy to hire a car (or potentially a camper van) for some or all of the trip and/or fly between cities.
So far we definitely want to spend a couple of days in Sydney plus a trip to the Blue Mountains. Maybe a couple of days in Melbourne too. If possible it would be ... more »
Can anyone tell me an affordable way of staying in Sydney and Brisbane for about two weeks? I'm planning to visit Australia this summer and now collecting information about accommodation. Thank you!
My mom and I are planning a road trip from Sydney to Cairns over the month of June. We have rented a campervan, and I'm a little concerned with how cold it will be hanging out at night - do campgrounds along the east coast usually provide firewood?
Hi! I'm turning 31 in a couple weeks and I know it's a lot harder to obtain a work visa after doing so. Does anyone have any advice on what options I have in order to stay out there. I'm thinking of staying for 2-3 months at least and kind of taking it from there. My background is gemology so I was thinking of possibly working for the Lightning Ridge or Argyle Mines, but I'm also open to other fields of work.
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