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Keaka
Jun 22nd, 2012, 10:59 AM
What's up y'all.

I just finished high school and I'm thinking of going to Australia next year.

I've never been there, and I like to know things from the first hand, so, if there's any Aussies here, or people that have been to Australia, can you please tell me anything you know about it. What are the people like, are they open (can i make new people quickly) what is the average salary, which place is the best for young people who want relaxed surroundings, good people and new opportunities/experience. Plus, how much money would i need a month to live a decent life (not highrolling life)?

Tell me any specialties of these 3 places, something that makes them special.

THANK YOU

Julian.
Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:14 AM
I'm from Perth, Western Australia but you are interested to go to Sydney, Brisbane or Gold Coast :lol:

Keaka
Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:21 AM
I'm from Perth, Western Australia but you are interested to go to Sydney, Brisbane or Gold Coast :lol:

Not that I am interested, these are my only possibilities. I would love Gold coast for the surfing though.

Australia obviously makes it very hard for students to work there :lol: I will have to work for 6 months here only to be able to go ot Austrlia for 6 months, to WORK. But that's some "Work in australia and study english program". Maybe I just need to search some other programs.

What's up with Perth?

AYUMI-GOAT
Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:31 AM
Um, Melbourne!

Nah jks, its boring and the weather is crap atm.

Now I think Brisbane or Gold Coast is the only good area to go to.

Sydney is also boring :yawn:

Only come down to Melbourne when the Australian Open is on.

HawkAussie
Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:56 PM
If you want to head down south into Tasmania get some warm clothes on because it's cold, unless you lived here all your life :sad: then don't go.

Dani12
Jun 23rd, 2012, 01:08 AM
If you like surf and beaches, there are plenty in Sydney aswell. Manly is amazing.

AYUMI-GOAT
Jun 23rd, 2012, 07:15 AM
Isn't Tasmania, SA, WA & NT + ACT just plain boring?

Dani12
Jun 23rd, 2012, 08:49 AM
Isn't Tasmania, SA, WA & NT + ACT just plain boring?

Nope. Tasmania is gorgeous, some of the whitest sand and clearest water I've seen in the world. Lovely people, nice homely towns and nice scenery.

SA is nice, wineries and dramatic coastlines. Adelaide is pretty.

WA is good. Perth is an amazing city. The kimberley's need to be seen, just stunning scenery. Coastline.beautiful.

NT is fascinating, culturally so much different to the rest of Australia. Uluru, the Olgas and more.

And yes ACT is quite boring, unless you like War memorials and politics :lol:

It all depends on what you find "exciting". Depends on what interests you. But no, none of them are boring...plus places are what you make them, excitement doesn't come to you, you have to go to excitement and these states provide plenty of opportunity to find something exciting.

hectopascal
Jun 23rd, 2012, 10:19 AM
What's up y'all.

I just finished high school and I'm thinking of going to Australia next year.

I've never been there, and I like to know things from the first hand, so, if there's any Aussies here, or people that have been to Australia, can you please tell me anything you know about it. What are the people like, are they open (can i make new people quickly) what is the average salary, which place is the best for young people who want relaxed surroundings, good people and new opportunities/experience. Plus, how much money would i need a month to live a decent life (not highrolling life)?

Tell me any specialties of these 3 places, something that makes them special.

THANK YOU

Gold Coast all the way!!!

I moved to the Gold Coast for uni and loved it over there. People are really friendly, there's heaps of young people especially if you're doing anything uni-related. Surfers Paradise is the place to be for nightlife, but you do get some trouble makers there so don't go out by yourself. I'm sure people from your studies/work will take you out if you're new in town.

What kind of work are you thinking of doing? I found it really difficult to find a decent job as an international student, but Pizza Hut took me on and I stayed with them for a year. Pay was pretty bad, I think you can expect to get $14-$20 per hour these days. To live comfortably, you will need to consider: (1) rent and bills; (2) groceries; (3) money for going out. I reckon you can be comfortable paying $100/week for rent (in share accommodation); $50-100/week for food depending on how often you eat out; and $100/week for all other expenses (travel, alcohol, etc). So about $250-$300 per week. I would call that a student's lifestyle, one step below the "decent" lifestyle you want lol.

But I'm sure you'll have fun in whichever city you end up choosing :D