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Old 25-07-2013, 05:27   #1
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Hi guys I'm going to be staring a backpacking/working holiday over to Sydney australia on the 25th August and I love to be able to pick up a crewing job over there, if anyone has any advice on where to start,look etc it would be much appreciated. Message me if you'd like to any more information about me. Thanks
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Old 25-07-2013, 05:45   #2
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Welcome aboard Georgina! The first step in international travel is to apply for a passport then once you receive it, guard it with your life. Buy a recent guide book about Australia, such as "Fodor's Australia"; it will serve you well, once you are there. Crewing on a boat is a risky business; I would not do it. If you still want the adventure, make sure your friends and relatives keep in touch with you on a regular basis. Good luck!

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Welcome aboard Georgina! The first step in international travel is to apply for a passport then once you receive it, guard it with your life. Buy a recent guide book about Australia, such as "Fodor's Australia"; it will serve you well, once you are there. Crewing on a boat is a risky business; I would not do it. If you still want the adventure, make sure your friends and relatives keep in touch with you on a regular basis. Good luck!

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Hi Mauritz, thanks for the advice. I already have a passport and my visa sorted. I'm a British citizen but ill have a look at the guide book..thank you.
I thought I'd look into crewing as I have experience in it. Though I'm sure any job will be great to start off with I have other skills aswell. Cheers!

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You're highly unlikely to get paid work through this forum - most crew slots are in return for expenses. If you want paid work, there are many agencies out there - just Google them!

Now then, if you decide to just crew for folks, be aware you'll be living in a confined space with these people, with no escape. Be sure to check their references in the hope you'll discover they are trustworthy; and be sure to spend time first to be sure you like their company!
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I would advise(unsolicited of course) that you not hitchhick into the "great"(big) outback..good luck..
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You're highly unlikely to get paid work through this forum - most crew slots are in return for expenses. If you want paid work, there are many agencies out there - just Google them!

Now then, if you decide to just crew for folks, be aware you'll be living in a confined space with these people, with no escape. Be sure to check their references in the hope you'll discover they are trustworthy; and be sure to spend time first to be sure you like their company!
Thanks a lot for your advice I didn't think I would get paid work on this forum but I'd thought I'd give it a shot, appreciative of what you've told me!
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I would advise(unsolicited of course) that you not hitchhick into the "great"(big) outback..good luck..
I definitely don't plan on doing any hitch hiking thanks !
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I definitely don't plan on doing any hitch hiking thanks !
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