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Old Sep 23rd 2018, 3:23 pm
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Hello everybody I’m just packing to go on a years working holiday in Oz I’m going to be rural and remote working as a nurse both in the community and in accident and emergency. Just looking for tips on things I might not have thought to pack such as ID, plug adapters, walking boots etc literally anything I might need that’s expensive in Oz. also dose anybody know if I still need to make national insurance contributions or any other hidden bills I might have forgotten about. All suggestions welcome as it’s my first solo trip and my first time in rural and remote areas. Hope you all had a great weekend x
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Old Sep 23rd 2018, 4:09 pm
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U can probably pay Class 2 NationalIInsurance Check that out Much cheaper
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I read on here years ago that rule #1 is never stick your hand in a hole anywhere, ever.
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Regarding plug adapters, if you have a lot of UK 3 pin plug devices buy a 4-way multi-block from a hardware store there and put an Aussie plug on it when you get here. Much safer and more convenient than loads of crappy travel adapters.
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An old fashioned notebook with the phone numbers of your contacts (those you want to keep in touch with, anyway). Just in case you lose your phone
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Originally Posted by sammy89 View Post
Hello everybody I’m just packing to go on a years working holiday in Oz I’m going to be rural and remote working as a nurse both in the community and in accident and emergency. Just looking for tips on things I might not have thought to pack such as ID, plug adapters, walking boots etc literally anything I might need that’s expensive in Oz. also dose anybody know if I still need to make national insurance contributions or any other hidden bills I might have forgotten about. All suggestions welcome as it’s my first solo trip and my first time in rural and remote areas. Hope you all had a great weekend x
Scan all your ID docs and nursing certs etc onto a USB stick then you have copies if you need them.
Take theadice above about geting a powerboard, much easier than multi adapters and Aussie rooms aren't known for their proliferation of powerpoints! Bring a couple of portable phone chargers, the sort you recharge then use to recharge your phone when you can't get to a powerpoint. Check any medication you might want and bring what you can, almost certainly cheaper.

If you are only on a WHV don't worry about NI payments.

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