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I do this also with USD when I travel. When you get to Europe don't convert the money immediately. Keep it in your bag/hotel safe unless you need it. Chances are you won't need it, so by not converting it immediately you save yourself possibly considerable cost converting to Euros and then converting the leftover back to AUD. If you do find yourself ...


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One option which hasn't been mentioned is the public BBQ's that are common in Australian parks. For example Brisbane has 490 parks with public BBQ's.


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Where you are from and where you want to go? For flights around Europe you could try airixo.com. It will show you all the places you can fly to from your location, when and for how much (you can filter the results by maximum number of changes etc.). Downsides: it's basically just Europe and it seems they search only low-cost carriers.


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Adioso lets you search for any time. Additionally Skyscanner lets you search across an entire month. Generally Skyscanner has a better range. Bren on the road has a good overview of searching for a trip in this way.


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Withdrawing from a local ATM on arrival is the best method. If you really need cash before travelling you can compare rates between Travelex and the big banks. The vast majority of the time the best rate on this site will be through Travelex Online, paying by BPAY and picking up in store. The rate will be significantly better than the rate at the airport ...


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With very rare exception, immigration in Australia occurs at your exit point from the country - in your case that would be SYD. Australia has a clear distinction between "domestic" and "international" flights, as well as between domestic and international terminals (frequently separate physical terminals, but at a minimum separate sections of the same ...


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There are options with local health insurers for $19-$25 AUD a week. This seems to be a common choice instead of getting travel insurance, however this will depend on your circumstances. If you lookup "health insurance australia visa" you should find them. The two main companies are Bupa and Medibank.


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If the Working Holiday application has already been submitted (and the fee has been collected) and you believe the application will be refused, you can withdraw it if a decision has not been reached. Applying for a visitor visa shortly afterwards is perilous. Serial applications often suggest a secondary agenda which is unrelated to tourism or business. ...


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You can get an extension, but not a full 90 day one. The whole point of the 90 day visa limit is that is the maximum reasonable time (according to them) for a tourist to see what they want, and prevents illegal workers from staying in the country. The US does the same thing, and so do many other countries. Now, yes, you can exit and come back in, much ...


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If you hire a car service, the driver will usually be able to assist you door to door (with a suitable tip, of course). The advantage to a hired car is that the driver will be able to park it in the garage and help you with the luggage from your living room right up to the airline counter -- whereas a taxi driver will be loathe to leave their ride. Car ...


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Should you really wish to fly along with your with luggage, in my opinion you should qualify as a passenger needing special assistance. You could therefore contact your airline in advance and ask them for help carrying your luggage within the terminal building. That's what I did when I had to fly with a broken leg, crutches and a cask. When it comes to ...


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If you have stayed on the residence permit for more than 90 days (or haven't stayed in the Schengen area immediately before starting the permit), you are fine, you can stay for another 90 days visa-free under regular short-stay rules. The time spent under a long-stay visa or residence permit does not count toward the maximum short-stay period. If you have ...


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There are a couple of companies offering insurance to long term travellers including work and holiday workers or round-the-world tourists. Avi-international targets all nationalities but requires you to be under 35 - which should be the case for a work and holiday visa. World Nomads apparently is not clear on that point for us citizens even though it ...



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