They seem to be backpackers there for a year not sure you could do those kind of jobs fulltime plus I really would not like to live in those areas fulltime as they are extremelly remote. Just looking at earlier posts on this thread regarding how much cheaper it is over there - I agree that would have been the case back in 2004/05 but not now. My missus is ozzie and go and visit every 3 years or so- I was back there in May and could not get over how expensive it had become. I reckon it is about 20% more expensive then here for most things Food very pricey, cars more expensive then here (petrol cheaper), Housing as bad as it was 2/3 years ago but at 7/8% mortgage rates. Spent most of my time betwen Newcastle/central coast and sydney. Eating out bar RSLs and food courts has got alot more pricey as well, you can buy an Ozzie bottle of wine here in some cases cheaper then in OZ. Newcastle is no tourist town and used to always be alot cheaper then Sydney but even there is catching up and easily as pricey as here.