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Frequently Asked Questions about Australia

Choosing the destination city is one of the most important choices you will make at the beginning of your adventure. Indeed, this is probably your first big trip and you will remember it all your life. After 24 hours of flying, you will only want to feel comfortable... And what could be better than to feel comfortable in a place that suits you?

Depending on your budget, your desires and your personality, there will be a city that stands out for you. To help you make the right choice, I've created a test called "Which Australian city is right for you?
Take the test clicking here.

Of course, I advise you to complete your research by browsing the forums and FB groups.

Australia welcomes a lot of backpackers, The country is perfectly adapted and offers accommodation solutions that suit all types of people. For the beginning of an adventure, hostels are often chosen. A real concentration point for travellers from all over the world, this is, in my opinion, the best type of accommodation to choose for your arrival. You will meet people and make new connections that will allow you to start your adventure surrounded by people.

If you're not interested in the hostel idea, you can opt for an airBnB or a hotel.

Finally, a shared flat is similar to a hostel in that you'll be sharing your home with other people, but it's a lot more intimate. You can find your accommodation on Gumtree, Flatmates.com, but also Facebook Market Place. However, I strongly advise you to wait until you are in Australia to visit the flats.
Beware of (bad) surprises!

If you want to live with an Australian family and you like children, you can become an au pair. This will allow you to live with the family and have your room in exchange for some pocket money. You can approach families from France to get accommodation as soon as you arrive. But again, this is not what I advise because you can also have bad surprises. On the other hand, I know some people who were very happy to have opted for this solution, so I would say that it's a "hit or miss" situation.

The first step is to make your resume in the Australian way. Then you need to revise and improve your English. You don't need to be bilingual to get a job in Australia, but you will still need to learn some "standard phrases".

Expect to get a lot of negative responses but don't give up. The key to success is the way you prospect and approach companies. It is also very important to do a follow-up.

I strongly advise you to visit the company rather than sending emails that will remain unread.

You can start in the CBD, but if you find that it is too complicated, don't hesitate to move away and aim for the surrounding areas. You'll have less competition!

I've written an article about the day I got laid off, and another one advising on the Australian event industry.

To apply for a Working Holiday Visa (also called "PVT") in Australia, you will need to prove that you have at least AUD 5000 in your bank account, which is the equivalent of €3000.

On the other hand, I would advise you to set aside an extra 3000€ to be more secure if the job search is not successful or if the projects do not go as planned.

Taking out health insurance when travelling in Australia is not mandatory, but highly recommended. PFor only 300€ for one year, you will have the peace of mind to be covered in case of problems.
. If you want to know more and understand why I recommend Chapka Insurance, I invite you to read this article.

Of course, it is! It's the perfect opportunity to learn English if you don't know it yet, or to practice it if you already speak it. I advise everyone to start their adventure with a few weeks of English classes. It's a good opportunity to get back into the swing of things and to start on the right foot. In addition, there are English language schools in every major city in Australia that offer classes every Monday, either during the day or in the evening.

Depending on your level (beginner, intermediate or advanced), you will be placed in a class that suits you.

If you want some advice on how to improve your English, I invite you to read this article on my Australia blog.

You can also test your current level with this tool.

Do you want to take English classes? Send me an email and I can give you more information.

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