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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 2006, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Australia - advice please :)

I'm thinking of travelling to Australia. I wouldn't be looking to go until January but I could do with some advice now. Six months would be long enough-is it possible to get a six month working visa? all I can find on the websites are twelve month working visas. Who are the best crowd to go to when looking for a visa? I will either be leaving from Ireland or England. Any advice from Aussies or someone who has gone before would be great

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i'm australian but i don't really know much about working visa here. I'm pretty sure you can't just get a six month one though. i think we have a relationship with the UK that both sides can get 2 year visas which allow you to work for a year in that time.

i'm leaving for the UK/Euopre in September.

Stay in Sydney. It is much better than Melbourne (it's very nice but if your coming in summer you want the beaches
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i am really looking forward to Euopre
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I don't know much about Australian working visa's either But i'm pretty sure 12 months is the mimium you can get.

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My friend is on a working visa but i dont relly know much bout it sorry

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Pretty sure you can't get only a 6 month visa. You can of course get a longer one, and not use all of it though.

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Stay in Sydney. It is much better than Melbourne (it's very nice but if your coming in summer you want the beaches
Melbourne is way nice
Sydneys's cool too
they're different, but both just as nice
Brisbane and Perth are nicer
Not as big, no stress, just very cool

anyways, you can only get a year long working visa
and you'll wanna stay after 6 months, trust me
so just get your year long visa
work on a farm for 3 months, and you can even get an extra year on it

i've been there from august 05-februari 06
it was AWESOME
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Switz is spot on.. Sydney is the best place to go. Way better than Melbourne (let the fighting begin mwhahahahaha)

You can only get the 2 year visa which allows you to work for 12 months. I believe there used to a rule that u couldnt work in the same job for longer than 3 months but not sure if that rule still exists.
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Switz is spot on.. Sydney is the best place to go. Way better than Melbourne (let the fighting begin mwhahahahaha)

You can only get the 2 year visa which allows you to work for 12 months. I believe there used to a rule that u couldnt work in the same job for longer than 3 months but not sure if that rule still exists.
Czechfan's right you are only allowed to stay in one job for 3 months. If you only want to stay for 6 months you should just get the 12 months and leave when you want to leave - you don't have to work for 12 months.

It's easier going through the Irish visa system than the UK one. You need to show evidence that you have £2000 in your bank account as well

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Melbourne is better.


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Thanks for the advice people though now I'm very torn between Sydney and Melbourne! Don't know what I'll do now because I really don't think I can spend a year away. I've been talking to a few people who have chanced over illegally i.e got a 3 month or 6 month holiday visa and just got paid into the hand. They reckon loads of people do it no bother but it would be an almighty risk to take!

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Thanks for the advice people though now I'm very torn between Sydney and Melbourne! Don't know what I'll do now because I really don't think I can spend a year away. I've been talking to a few people who have chanced over illegally i.e got a 3 month or 6 month holiday visa and just got paid into the hand. They reckon loads of people do it no bother but it would be an almighty risk to take!
Yeah be very careful with going illegal. Australia is much better at enforcing visa's than the UK I think.

I had an irish flatmate who overstayed.. He was such a lovely guy and when they caught him, they threw him in a Detention Centre prior to deporting him and the detention centre is exactly like a prison. Very bleak. We both cried when I went to visit him as it was really full on.

If you want to do jobs like fruit picking then getting paid cash in hand is fine.. But even doing bar work is harder to get cash in hand work as licensing laws make sure everyone has a RSA (responsible service of alcohol) certificate - so when bars and pubs hire people these days they usually put them on the books and make it all above board kinda thing..

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