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#1
Howdy!

So I'm taking off to Australia tomorrow for 6 months. Going to be around the Melbourne area. Any advice? Currently no job and pretty low on cash. I'll try to get along without working as long as possible, but I might have to.
#2
What are you planning to do there...?
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#3
My advice would be not to say "howdy"... You should start saying "g'day"!
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#4
Sleep in a Kangaroo's pouch to save some dough. You can be like that Kanghaskhan kid.
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#5
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What are you planning to do there...?


Work and learn on smaller farms. No payment, just for food and shelter. Then come back to Sweden and start growing organic weed.

The kangaroos pouch is a must-do, I'll definitely find a weak one that can't kick my ass.

G'day!
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Quote by MetalMullet
Work and learn on smaller farms. No payment, just for food and shelter. Then come back to Sweden and start growing organic weed.

The kangaroos pouch is a must-do, I'll definitely find a weak one that can't kick my ass.

G'day!

Ah ok, it's that farming project thing where you volunteer on farms worldwide?

I met a guy on an excavation this summer who did that in Australia as well. He recommends bringing a dog to maneur stacks because snakes like it there apparently.
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#7
You're WWOOFing, huh? Let us know how your stay goes. I, for one, would one day like to be a shepherd on a quiet mountainside, playing a bamboo flute in the thin mist.

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#8
Yes, WWOOFing it is. But dealing with Aussies seems pretty lengthy, just like Swedes. Can't give you a straight answer. :P Out of 3 jobs I got one so far.
#10
^ Farming is a real and one of the oldest jobs known.
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#11
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Grow up and get a real job.

The hell? Moving to Australia for six months is a pretty grown up thing to do...
#12
Eat many Vegemite sandwiches.
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#15
Make sure you invest in some sticky shoes, otherwise you'll fall off the planet.
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#17
Just be aware of dingoes. They eat yer babies.
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#20
Bring lots of money. You have no idea how expensive everything is around here. Especially Melbourne.

That said, good choice, Melbourne is the best. Though the farms aren't really "near" it, Australia is a big place.
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#21
Quote by MetalMullet
Howdy!

So I'm taking off to Australia tomorrow for 6 months. Going to be around the Melbourne area. Any advice? Currently no job and pretty low on cash. I'll try to get along without working as long as possible, but I might have to.

You're fucking doomed.
#22
^^ What those last two said. Shit is expensive so you're gonna wanna get a job or some sorta support from friends/family (or have a buttload of savings) in order to have a decent time.
Good luck on your adventures though!
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#23
How exactly are you going about trying to find a job on a farm, and how did you conclude that moving to a city would be an appropriate course of action? (unless you're just flying into Melbourne and then making your way to the countryside straight away.)

If I were you, I'd try to aim for a job related to brewing beer. There's plenty of craft breweries in Victoria (as Jambi has told me) and you could probably get a job growing of harvesting hops in the areas surrounding Melbourne.
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#27
Crazy, im doing the same thing in a month! Leaving in the beginning on november, and plan on staying for 6-8 months. In the melbourne/victoria area. Also plan on working farms/mines/fruit picking and the likes.

Pm me if you want a travel buddy while you're down there! Im also travelling on a very low budget!
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#28
I'm slightly amazed you got visas tbh.
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#29
In my case the visa part took only 2 days. I think scandinavia has a good reputation around the world, which might've helped a bit.
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#30
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How exactly are you going about trying to find a job on a farm, and how did you conclude that moving to a city would be an appropriate course of action? (unless you're just flying into Melbourne and then making your way to the countryside straight away.)

If I were you, I'd try to aim for a job related to brewing beer. There's plenty of craft breweries in Victoria (as Jambi has told me) and you could probably get a job growing of harvesting hops in the areas surrounding Melbourne.

hops are small time, fruit and vineyards are where its at.

and the best fruit and vineyards are in SA
#31
You're gonna need cash. Bad. Stuff is expensive but jobs generally pay better (comparatively) to make up for it. Also there's not really any Australian cities that have farms close. The two areas a generally separate, so you should look forward to not very much to do leisure-wise.

And don't lie to the border security, you'll get a probin'.
#32
Quote by Telecaster7
You're gonna need cash. Bad. Stuff is expensive but jobs generally pay better (comparatively) to make up for it. Also there's not really any Australian cities that have farms close. The two areas a generally separate, so you should look forward to not very much to do leisure-wise.

And don't lie to the border security, you'll get a probin'.

wrong, there are multiple award winning wineries less than an hours drive from Adelaide.

my uncle grows cherries and grapes half an hour out of the city. If you're prepared to pick fruit there are heaps of jobs up for grabs throughout the riverland in SA and Victoria.
#34
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wrong, there are multiple award winning wineries less than an hours drive from Adelaide.

my uncle grows cherries and grapes half an hour out of the city. If you're prepared to pick fruit there are heaps of jobs up for grabs throughout the riverland in SA and Victoria.


But who cares about Adelaide seriously though you're right, but they're not exactly rural areas, and the bigger farms that handle livestock and larger crops like wheat are generally further out.
#35
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But who cares about Adelaide seriously though you're right, but they're not exactly rural areas, and the bigger farms that handle livestock and larger crops like wheat are generally further out.

yeah but farms that handle livestock and larger crops like wheat aren't the ones you're likely to get a job at either.

that's the thing with fruit picking, it takes one guy to look after everything most months of the year but when it comes time to pick its all hands on deck. That's the haven for backpackers, the crop and livestock farmers obviously need a few people too but its a lot harder to get into.
#36
Quote by Diamond Dave
wrong, there are multiple award winning wineries less than an hours drive from Adelaide.


Adelaide's more of a large country town than it is a city though.
#37
How hard is it to find and get these fruit picking jobs?
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#38
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How hard is it to find and get these fruit picking jobs?

Depends on the time of year, you can basically walk into it somewhere if you time it right. Don't think it's an easy job though, they'll drop you without hesitation if you're no good.
#39
How could one be no good at picking fruit.. :S
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#40
Australia's gay.
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