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Old 05-29-2011, 06:09 AM
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Hi, How's it going? Sorry if I'm repeating what someone else has asked.

I'm thinking of applying for a Working Holiday VISA for next year. I'm 29 in June and was thinking of going just before my 30th birthday, will I be to old or do you have to go before you're 30?


What's Oz like for support/care work? It's what I've done for the past 6 years and I'm thinking of sticking with it. Also are the wages any good in this sector? Or is it easy to start something new with little experience?

Any info would be a great help, I've only just started researching and there so much to take in.

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Old 05-30-2011, 01:58 AM
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I just finished my WHV and don't think it matters when you enter the country as long as you apply before you hit 31 years old. I knew a guy from Beligum who was turning 32 on his second WHV. Not too sure about your industry but from what I've seen if the backpackers were qualified enough to do the job then they were hired more often than not. That being said, wage are excellent anywhere in Australia. Serving a cup of coffee in Sydney will net you $20 an hour.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:40 AM
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Eferrer23 is correct, you can enter Australia as long as you apply for your visa before you hit 31.

If you are applying on a WHV you will only be allowed to work for 1 employer for a period of 6mths only. This limits the job opportunities with some sectors, unless it is a casual or temporary role.

you can try SEEK - Australia's no. 1 jobs, employment, career and recruitment site or Jobs, Employment & Careers @ MyCareer on the availibilty of jobs. Most tourists on a WHV work in restaurants and bars. The pay is pretty good! Even a fastfood store! (casuals possibly upto $21/hr) If that ends up being the case, any jobs in the city would be better, as you may get higher tips (not customary for Australians to tip, but in the city it is more likely).
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:34 AM
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But isn't the American purchasing power still better than the Australian one?

Albeit high minimum wage rate per hour, the cost of living(including tax/fees, utilities, rents, etc.) is much much more than in US with a min wage of $7~9/hr.
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