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One Year in OZ

Postby simokite » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:34 pm

Hi Guys,
I'm trying to manage my dream: living one year in OZ,Perth.
But I need tons of information about everything...so any kind of tips and advices are welcomed:
- cheap accomodation for two people (in Perth or very close to it)
- cost of living
- how to get an internship in a company...
and whichever thing you think It could be useful to me, please tell me...

Good wind and let me know.
Simone

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Re: One Year in OZ

Postby Trant » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:41 am

you might have more luck on Seabreeze.com.au

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Re: One Year in OZ

Postby simokite » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:09 pm

Thank you Trant,
I'll try there....
Good wind...

Ps:However If anyone of good heart has some information to share with me It'll be welcomed :wink: :jump:

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Re: One Year in OZ

Postby Bradders » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:37 pm

I spent 6 weeks aound Perth area about 2 years ago.
The biggest shock was how expensive everything was.
We rented a hire car and stayed on campsites usually in challet's
North of Perth is very barron, the further north you go the less there is.
Some good kiting spots all the way up the coast, we went as far as Kalbarri
and then decided that without a 4x4 going any further would be risky.
There's lots of spots around Perth itself around the swan river.
South of Perth is beautiful, weather is cooler and thick forrests everywhere, Margaret river area is the highlight, Augusta is a great spot in an easterly, Albani is also a great spot to visit, beaches everywere but most of them deserted. (the shark thing phased me a bit to be honest)
I'm struggling to remember the names of all the places.
I was there late February and march and was quite shocked how few kiters I saw.

Your biggest problem will be the expense, we struggled to keep the cost's down.
Check out a few prices before you go, you might get quite a shock.
I got through about £6K in 6 weeks including flights from UK for 2 people.

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Re: One Year in OZ

Postby philmb » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:54 pm

try getting a working holiday visa so you can work over in perth while your there. heaps of people do it.

look at http://www.immi.gov.au/ they have info on visa and stuff..

Also http://perth.gumtree.com.au/ they have accomadation on there. Check it out, there always people on there looking for people to share accomadation with..

And seabreeze like Trant says.

it is a bit expensive over here i think to.

Kite beaches around perth:
woodmans point.., flat shallow water with a few beaches pointing in different directions so you can go kiteing whatever the direction of wind pretty much..
brighton beach, scarborough beach, floreat beach...
pinnaroo point, a little chop but mainly flat water. Lots of people learning there..
Mullalloo beach..
Theres some you can look up to see the kind of beaches around...

Good luck, any other questions i can help you with, just ask..

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Re: One Year in OZ

Postby shoobs » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:56 pm

I was born and bred in Perth, and have done the whole "student living" thing, which I'm assuming is what you're aiming for.

Renting a single room in a house will probably cost about $120AUD per week. Electricity, water, gas and phone probably add around $20 a week to that. If you're cooking yourself, food is around $80 a week.

So, if you live frugally, you can get away with ~$250AUD a week. I used to earn about $400AUD a week (after tax), and lived fairly comfortably off that (booze, food, entertainment aplenty).

If you're looking for the backpacker life, expect to pay around $30/night for a hostel. I know of backpackers that follow the fruit picking seasons around the place, and manage to live and surf in their spare time.

Let me know if you want any specific information.


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