Travelling Australia

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 19:43
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G'day All,
My wife(handbrake) and I are thinking of selling all our crap and travelling Australia for a few years.
Can anyone please advise us of what the casual work situation is like.
We would probably advertise ahead in a local paper and spend whatever time is necessary to get work.
Also, any tips you might have would be appreciated.

Thankyou in advance.
Take care
Regards
Brendan......
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:12

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:12
If you are prepared to do any kind of work there is lots to be had in the outback.
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Reply By: Pud & Barb - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:15

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:15
Geez, I'm jealous guy's. Have fun.
Barb.
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Reply By: Dean (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:34

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:34
Brendan,
Heaps of work if you're not lazy, alot of it involves picking something.
A couple of family members did just that, 6 years later they are still travelling and working casually.
One regret is that they sold thier house, probably should have rented it out.
I dont think they even know what winter is now.
Dean

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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:38

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 20:38
Do a few searches on Google. I've seen a few web sites devoted to people travelling Oz who want to work.
Good luck
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 23:42

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2006 at 23:42
No shortage of work, just be prepared to do anything, and don't expect $60K a year :-)
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Reply By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 00:07

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 00:07
Wa has the 'harvest highway', not sure of the web address, but has heaps of details about where to be and at what times for work. Deffinately worth a look if you come over this way.
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Reply By: Boc1971 - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 07:35

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 07:35
I am in the process of doing the same thing -- i just have my skiboat - work van and milling machine to be sold --- then i am gone ...... leaving sydney to start again elswehere ------ ( should be about 3 weeks )

Just baught a large trailer last week - so i can take all my crap with me. If you are skilled , i guess you should be able to find work anywhere. I am a fitter machinist with experience in the industial pump game - and mining industry ...... so i sould be able to find work , if your a little worried --- just work out where your going and put your name on registeries for work placement in those towns

Good luck :) , may see you on the road

Frank


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Reply By: Barnesy - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:45

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:45
My other half and myself are travelling oz for at least 18 months next year. We are both nurses so should have little trouble finding work in bush hospitals/clinics through an agency. Also planning to do some fruit picking up Kimberley way.
Barnesy
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Follow Up By: Assegai - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 19:05

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 19:05
Hi Barnsey
If you are from overseas and want to work as a nurse, make sure your nursing registrations are order...each state has a separate nurse's registration board...so you need to register in each state in which you plan to practice. And it costs...about $100 a year in South Australia. Fines of about $5000 for unregistered practice I think.
Brad
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