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#1 harmyjim

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:25 PM

Hi Guys,

I am from the UK and planning to spend 6 months in Aus on a working holiday. I have decided to come to Melbourne because I have heard alot of good things about it over Sydney.

I am seeking some advice and contacts on how to go about doing this. Where are the good (an cheap as possible) areas to live, it doesnt need to be anything too flash because I just want to dump me stuff there and will spend most of my time travelling, working and playing cricket with any luck.

Is the city easy to get to and about without a car?

I also need to sort out some work but thats for a different forum I guess.

Thanks

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#2 glen

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:22 AM

hi jim,

first off i would suggest you read some of the other similar questions in the forum as this is a very common question:

http://www.melbourne...?showtopic=2833
http://www.melbourne...?showtopic=2834
http://www.melbourne...?showtopic=2821
http://www.melbourne...?showtopic=2749

we have had discussions about employment before so you are in the right spot!

generally speaking, if you want a cheap place to live you will be in the outer suburbs. try and get near a train line so you can get to the city easily! some places to consider that might be cheap include dandenong, frankston and ringwood. but these are not exactly the most sought after places either. that is why they are cheaper. though i think dandenong is underated as it has a very good shopping centre at least. though crime levels may be slightly higher in this area compared to the surrouding suburbs.

most travellers prefer to be near the action and so are drawn to st kilda, richmond etc. But these areas are fairly expensive unless maybe if you got a 1 bedroom flat.

cheers, glen
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