Thinking about going to Australia for a year

American here,
I am thinking about getting a 1 year working holiday visa for Australia, but I am on the fence about doing it.
I would like to go to a mid-size/ lower cost city so maybe like Adelaide, Brisbane, or somewhere just outside of it, I would be ok with smaller towns also. I like nature but I don't really want to live in the outback. I am thinking more so staying mostly on the east coast/southeast part of the country.
What is the renting/living situation like there? Cost of living? I don't mind if I have to live with room mates to keep costs low. My main concern is just having access to some kind of public transportation so I can get around if I have to. What is the job situation like there? I would like to just take a simple job / low skilled work to keep my stay funded, I don't need to take a high skilled / high paying job.
I enjoy nature, beaches, hiking, biking, swimming, snorkeling, any outdoor activities really. Any anons who have gone to Australia long term or on a working holiday visa, or Australians who live there now, is it worth it?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kangaroo jack had one of the most wholesome plot lines of any movie

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      It wasn't even about the kangaroo

      This movie was the Philippines of movies. They sell you one thing in the tourist videos then BAM, you go and you realize it's a shithole

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        It was about the kangaroo’s sweater that what makes it genius

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Kek, it really does, I like when the Kangaroo runs away with the money

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I know nothing about Australia, but I hate Ozzies the way the Klan hates Black folk so I've never gone. Sorry I can't be of more assistance.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, no worries I appreciate your input anyways, lol

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I would like to go to a mid-size/ lower cost city so maybe like Adelaide, Brisbane, or somewhere just outside of it, I would be ok with smaller towns also. I like nature but I don't really want to live in the outback.
    Almost no one lives in the outback, its desolate.
    >I am thinking more so staying mostly on the east coast/southeast part of the country.
    Sensible
    >What is the renting/living situation like there? Cost of living? I don't mind if I have to live with room mates to keep costs low.
    Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra are extremely expensive to live in. But in all honesty the country is expensive in general, we're in an inflation crisis, bring some yank bucks.
    >My main concern is just having access to some kind of public transportation so I can get around if I have to.
    Not really a problem, worst case scenario there are buses. You may need a car in a country town, but in cities its not an issue.
    >What is the job situation like there? I would like to just take a simple job / low skilled work to keep my stay funded, I don't need to take a high skilled / high paying job.
    If you're willing to pick fruit you'll get a job, but the pay is horrendous. Make sure you know your rights because its not unheard of for farmers to rip off workers. There are other, better, opportunities but you will get a job if you are willing to do labour in the regions.
    >I enjoy nature, beaches, hiking, biking, swimming, snorkeling, any outdoor activities really.
    Queensland may be your best option if you like beaches and snorkeling, but you can do it anywhere on the coast.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cool, thanks anon, I was definitely thinking Queensland,
      how difficult is it finding apartments/flats there?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Easier than Melbourne or Sydney but its pretty rough at the moment to be honest. We're in a housing crisis.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          yeah, that it what I have been a bit hesitant about going, I have heard some people it takes them over a month to find a place,

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    To not crowd up the board with Aussie threads, how possible is it to rent a car, buy camping gear and a rifle and drive through the outback killing invasive species? I would do this for a few months and have a fricking blast but it seems like they're cucked gun-wise

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I doubt you could legally get a gun as you would need a license which is only available to citizens. We also don't have illegal guns flooding the streets like some countries.
      If you made friends with the right person who has a rifle you probably could, but most gun owners are going to risk losing their license so some yank can play cowboy.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        aren't*

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't get it, isn't it encouraged to hunt invasive animals? Seems like it's legitimate enough (ans the outback sparse enough) that people wouldn't care or that there'd be an exception for this purpose

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          There is an industry of people who do exactly that. Why would people say its "ok" for a foreigner to go AWOL with a gun? It just risks us having the same bullshit illegal trade the US has. "Oh yeah, I'm going to kill invasive species, just give me a gun" and then the fricker runs off and is never seen again and we have a bunch of unaccounted guns on the streets.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            >bunch of unaccounted guns on the streets
            Where's the problem?

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              If you come here I wouldn't go talking that shit, you will be shunned pretty quickly.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Freedom is based

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                It really is, freedom to walk the streets without getting shot.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Because no one dares to frick with you because you'll kill them

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                This isn't happening unless you're in a really nigged up neighborhood. It's like suggesting you're going to be assaulted by a random abbo hopped up on sniffing glue just walking around a normal area.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                I cannot, for the life of me, understand giving a shit about the internal affairs of some other countries.
                Why are Australians and Bongs like this?

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                >seppo whines about how he is entitled to have a gun in australia
                >no, that would be bad
                >why???
                >here is an example of why
                >OH EM GEE ITS LIKE UR OBSESSED WITH ME

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                >seppo
                Weakest insult ever. I feel more insulted when I get called honkey lmao

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Its only an insult if that's how you perceive it. That's what we call you.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                You said people would shun you for having an opinion that really doesn't apply to Australia, like "I frankly don't care that nig nogs kill each other." It's bizarre. Like if you came here and started talking about a non-American issue like Australian Republicanism people wouldn't even know what you're talking about.
                I for example don't have the foggiest idea of what crime rates are in Australia and I frankly couldn't care less what they are.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                >You said people would shun you for having an opinion that really doesn't apply to Australia
                Are you moronic? You were complaining about Australian gun laws, I said don't run your mouth about things like that because it's none of your fricking business.

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