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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 2005, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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i wanna go to melbourne for a year for working holidays. so what would you advise a german who's coming to melbourne? what about the job market? how cheap/expensive is melbourne? where to go in melbounre? what do i need to see and what not?


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You should go to the AO, the Melbourne Grand Prix, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, some AFL games, Hanging Rock, some of the best restaurants and some lower-level but still good BYO restaurants (Melbourne is great for food, and relatively cheap), and ...

I really need to know more about your tastes and your job qualifications. I can't quite imagine what someone would do for a year to make money unless they had some kind of contacts. It's not like there's a lot of seasonal labour or something. But maybe there are work abroad schemes you find out about via your college or uni??

Anyway, you'll find Melbourne cheap compared to big cities in Germany.

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Hanging Rock!

Yeah I mean the job market would really depend on qualifications...

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job market... qualification but more important experience. Perhaps the hospitality industry at Hotels which there are plenty.There are lots of foreign people working in melbourne (like me!) and there are really "heaps" of places to look.

places like St kilda are central (5/10 minute drve from CBD offpeak or 20 mins by slowwwww tram) and cheap to live (ie apartment $150-200 a week on average depending what you want) plus St kilda is melbournes coolest place to live. Naturally why I live here.

Other costs I guess are quite reasonable esp from say europe.

Things to see...after your been here a year youll have seen them all.
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you got a place in St. K for $150-$200 a week?

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easily. $165 pw 1 bedroom. great condition. and that wasnt event the cheapest of the barrel. studios start from $120 right off fitzroy (ie jackson or canterbury etc)
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lol they must be dumps then!

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lol i think they are..morelike a cardboard box on the side of a street gutter saying "studio".

But really im amazed at what you can get out here and for how much...for example something on the espi 2 bedrooms maybe $300pw if that.. I think even fitzroy is more expensive and is no where near as cool as St k.

Also advice, check out South Yarra if the seaside aint your thing, there are good apartments to be had there to and much closer to CBD.
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hmm that's not bad prices...I really thought it would be more expensive to live that close to the city. Although I would expect Sth Yarra would be more expensive, no?

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More expensive in terms of size of what you get, but again studios start from $120ish and realisticaly there not that bad (most of the studios and apartments are newer), south yarra is very varied in what you can get.

thers some good realestate websites out there which is how i got my apartment, i think its www.realestate.com.au and then select the "rentals" page and do a search from there.

A little birdy whispered in my ear that its possible to get 1 room things hawthorn/ richmond way from as little as $90
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What's wrong with Hanging Rock?

It's a great spot for a picnic.

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What's wrong with Hanging Rock?

It's a great spot for a picnic.
You must have fucked there.


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You must have fucked there.
No, but it's an idea.

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