Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 24, 2012 4:04 PM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Nov 19, 2012 1:06 PM
Working visasHi all,
I'm new to these boards but knew the name lonely planet so took a chance on these forums!!
I have a fewusand pound saved away at the moment and I am looking to do a 12 month trip to Australia (I'm English).
Would it be stupid to look for work once i'm over in Australia such as bar work, shop work? Would it be hard? Or is it the norm to find work and then move?
Nov 19, 2012 1:18 PM
Nov 19, 2012 1:30 PM
2I just don't wanna go out and find no job, how hard is it to get a job over, in say, Melbourne?
Nov 19, 2012 4:05 PM
3Don't come here expecting to immediately find work. The rules say you are supposed to have $A5,000 (about 3,000 pounds) when you arrive and while this is arely checked, it's a good guide. These boards are filled with people complaining they cannot find a job and are running out of money.
On a WHV you can only stick with the one job for 6 months, so amny employers are not interested.
Here is the official govt site for getting a WHV http://www.immi.gov.au/visitors/working-holiday/417/ This is MUCH cheaper than the private sites offerng to fo this for you. It's easy to get, and it is very unlikely you will be refused.It costs $270 right now, but this goes up to $340 in January. You can apply up to 12 months before you land, then it last 12 months. You must be under 31. You can only ever do this once, so make sure you want to come. However, if, while here you do 3 months "harvest" or regional work you can get another visa or a 12 month extension.
Nov 19, 2012 7:45 PM
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