When you're actually here and the jetlag is starting to ease of it's time for you to start getting your life sorted.
BANK ACCOUNT - To work in Australia (legally at least) you need a bank account, which is very easy to fix. You basically just go to any bank (I recommend Commonwealth) and just say 'Hi, I wanna open up a new bank account, can you help me with that?' and they'll set it up for you and tell you everything you need to know.
TAX FILE NUMBER - The next thing you need (if you're working legally) is a Tax File number, also called TFN. Which you apply for here (click) which can take up to 28 days to receive. If you wanna start work before then and haven't gotten your number you can call them and ask them to read it up for you, and it's all good.
PLACE TO LIVE - Unless you wanna live in a hostel when you're working (which a lot of people actually do) you're gonna have to find a place to live at. Which you can easily do through the Facebook group Fairy Floss real state, flatmates.com.au or gumtree.com.au. Just use your common sense, if something is too good to be true it usually is. Do a little research of which areas you would like to live in before starting to look.
JOB - The most common 'backpacker jobs' I'd say is Cafe, Restaurants, Bartender, Retail, Au pair/baby sitting, Construction or some kind of fruit picking/farm jobs. You find a job through SEEK.com.au, Gumtree.com.au, different work agencies, handing out your CV in different stores/cafes/restaurants/bars Facebook groups and of course contacts. Once again, be careful! If it's too good to be true or seems sketchy it probably is. Use your common sense.
MEDICARE CARD - Get yourself a medicare card. You can basically google 'medicare' and the city you're in and it'll tell you where you can go to get one. I got my eyes examined for free and discount when visiting a nurse for contraceptive. So you should definitely get one!
AND YOU'RE ALL SET! Trust me it's not that hard to move here. As long as you know how to speak english relatively good, knows how to talk to people and ask for help you can do this. Whenever it's time to actually travel the country, which will probably happen in October 2018 or a a couple of months later when our working visa's are up.. Then I'm gonna write you a proper travel guide as well. Cause of right now I've basically just seen Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Wilsons Promontory Park and Torquay. But that'll change during next autumn/winter! I'm so freaking excited about it!!!