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Welcome to Australia!. Area: 7.7 million square km Land Size: 6 largest land size after Russia, Canada, China, USA and Brazil Population: around 22,000,000.

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1 Welcome to Australia!

2 Area: 7.7 million square km Land Size: 6 largest land size after Russia, Canada, China, USA and Brazil Population: around 22,000,000 Aborigines: 488,000 Highest immigration: 22,2% born overseas Top 5 countries of birth: UK, New Zealand, China, Italy & Vietnam Average age: 37 years old Facts about Australia

3 Spring Sept-Nov Summer Dec-Feb Autumn Mar-May Winter Jun-Aug Min Max Sydney Canberra Melbourne Hobart Adelaide Perth Darwin Brisbane Climate Features

4 North: tropical climate/ Dry & Wet seasons Interior: Arid and hot with high temperatures South: Temperate climate Climate Features

5 Capital of NSW Emblem: Waratahs Most populous city in Australia Population: approximately 4.6 million inhabitants Inhabitants in Sydney are called Sydneysiders About Sydney

6 Ferries Buses Trains Monorail Taxi Getting Around

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8 Many different types: -Single/Return ticket -My Multi 1, 2 or 3 (Zone tickets) -Weekly tickets Where to buy my transport ticket? -On board (Tram & Buses except Pre-paid) -Train Station -Convenience store Fares

9 Types of suitable accommodation: Hostels Caravans Parks Shared Accommodation Apartments/Houses Deposit bonds: required for shared accommodations and apartments Accommodation

10 1. Tourist Visa Not allowed to work (for money) in Australia WWOOF is allowed (12 weeks maximum) 2. Working Holiday Visa Can work full time for the same employer for up to 6 months then they need to change the employer Work Conditions

11 Australia generally has an affordable lifestyle, however it depends on the clients spending habits The main weekly expenses are: 1.Shared accommodation $130 - $180 2.Food $75 - $100 3.Transport $35 - $47 4.Others $30 - …. TOTAL: $270 per week Living Expenses

12 Insurance Claims: Most insurance companies process claims once you return back home with Original Receipts Medicare: Citizens of UK, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Norway, Belgium, Ireland and Malta can use the Australian Medicare with all its benefits (for FREE) Health

13 Work n Holiday Membership Card Log in to MEMBERS AREA: Package Benefits WnH Password

14 YHA Membership Card 12 months International card 10% discounts on YHA hostels around Australia 5-25% discounts on shopping, rentals etc… (Please see the booklet for more details) Package Benefits

15 One balance can be used for multiple services (mobile, internet, phone card) Easy to recharge: Any Work n Holiday office, EPAY terminals (petrol stations/convenience stores), SMS Text Message, 150+ Global Gossip AU locations, online and over the phone 24 hour customer care (126789) for account enquiries, lost or stolen SIMS, account enquiries Package Benefits SIM CARD

16 Free Global Gossip to Global Gossip Talk and Text 100 Standard international or Local Texts 25 Minutes talk time to any landline or Mobile within Australia, North America, Japan or Western Europe Inclusions valid for 4 weeks $10 Dingo! Package Benefits

17 How to call home? Dial the country code + area code + phone number e.g for Germany dial How does home call me? International country code + area code + phone number e.g Package Benefits

18 Free Internet Sydney, Brisbane, Perth & Melbourne Mail Services You can use our office address as your postal address Holding: Free Forwarding: Fees apply Package Benefits

19 Tax File Number (TFN) TFN is a number obtained from the government so you can legally start working Bank Account If you have any further questions about the bank accounts, feel free to visit the branch at 255 on George Street Package Benefits

20 Job Assistance Create your CV (RESUME) Look and find a job Prepare yourself for an Interview Practical Courses RSA, RCG, Barista, White Card, etc… Storage (Sydney Only) 1 Month Free of Storage And then $5 per day per bag Package Benefits

21 Emergency Contact: 000 (Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade) Shopping hours: 9.00 – (7 days) 9.00 – (Thursdays) Work n Holiday Australia General Information

22 Work n Holiday team is here to support you at all times with all your needs Maintain a regular contact with us and your parents Our Offices: SYDNEY - BRISBANE – PERTH - MELBOURNE Business hours: 9.30 am pm Monday to Friday Work n Holiday Emergency No: General Information

23 Wish you a pleasant stay !


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