What is the Welcome Pack?
We know that it can be a little scary to arrive to a new country, that's why we offer you the following free services that will help you to have an easier start:
👉 Welcome Session: when you arrive at your destination we will welcome you and help you to process what you need to start your adventure (TFN, bank account, any doubts you may have ...)
👉 Assistance on destination: you can find us at our offices (Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane), by phone and through our collaborators.
👉 Events: undoubtedly our most famous service; paellas and barbecues, meet ups, trips and much more.
👉 Workshops: focused to help you find a job and to adapt your CV.
👉 Access to our community of Growers: being away from home is important to feel part of something, you will meet people like you with whom you can share this experience.
👉 Free mobile card: you can collect it during your Welcome Session at destination.
We will also send you information about the following topics👇
FlightsAll the options to reach your destination
Something important that usually takes time is to look for the flight that will take you to your destination. Once you have chosen the city, you should check all the options carefully.
If you want to start the search, we recommend using a comparator like Skyscanner to find the one that best suits you.
Health insuranceIt is important to be well insured
It is not mandatory to take out insurance if you come to Australia with the Work and Holiday visa but it is highly recommended. You will spend months abroad, thousands of kilometers from home and in a country where health is not public for foreigners.
If you do not have insurance, any medical costs will be paid by you. They can be very high amounts.
What insurance should I get? We trust the following insurers. We recommend checking the conditions of each one to decide which one best suits your needs.
AcommodationWhere to stay the first days
It is very difficult to get accommodation from your country of origin, which is why we always recommend the strategy of temporary accommodation.
Basically it consists of booking accommodation in a hostel, hotel or similar for the first days of stay in your destination. Once you arrive you can leave your suitcases and start searching for a long-term accommodation in a shared flat. It is the ideal option to meet people in your first days!To find your temporary accommodation we recommend visiting search engines like Booking.com. Although to save you time we also tell you what our favourites:
Wake Up Sydney. One of the best hostels in Sydney, located in the center of the city. It has one of the bars with more atmosphere, large and clean common areas, good facilities (with large kitchen).
Bondi Backpackers. Located in the heart of Bondi Beach (Sydney), it is one of the best options near the beach. Spacious rooms, bathrooms on each floor and common areas with sea views. It has also been recently remodeled.
Wake Up Byron Bay. Located very close to the beach in Byron Bay, with free option to rent surfboards and paddle boards, yoga classes, personal training sessions and all kinds of free events. Very clean and very well conditioned.
Improve your EnglishSpeak English with aussie accent
Speaking English fluently is very important when doing interviews in Australia, that extra confidence can make a difference.
If you feel that you need to boost your level of English, we recommend you take a short English course. You can see the options according to the destination city:
*Remember that with the Work and Holiday visa you can study up to a maximum of 4 months.
Bank accountOpen your account before arriving
We have an agreement with Commonwealth Bank, one of the main banks in Australia, with which you can open your new Australian bank account from your country of origin.
Which has benefits? You can transfer the money you need to your new account before traveling. This way, when you land you will have your money available.
- The first thing you have to do is create your account through this link. * We will send you the details by email of how to do it step by step.
- You only need to activate your card when you arrive.
ExcursionsTrips and activities
In Australia there are a thousand places to see and things to do. In GrowPro Experience we have made a selection of the best travel experiences so you can squeeze the most out of your experience.
If you want you can access our selection here and reserve the one you like the most.
Other doubtsAll you need to know
Do you have more questions? We will email you a complete guide with all the important information about:
- Prepare your trip: all the information on how to process step by step everything you need to live this adventure.
- Cities: what city to choose according to your interests
- Work: what kind of jobs can I opt for, Australian CV model …
- Cost of living: how much will I spend monthly, how much does the shopping cart cost …
- And much more!