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I'm Canadian, and I've been thinking about getting a "working holiday" visa to live in Australia for a year. I don't really know much about Australia other than that I've heard Aussie women find Canadian accents hot. And that airplanes leaving from Sydney have some chance of crashing on magical islands.
I have some questions, and would appreciate any information the Australian PAers (or anyone else) could provide.
1. Restaurants. I often work as a waiter or a bartender - in Canada people usually tip their waiter about 15%, and serving tables can be a pretty decent paying job. Is that how it works in Australia?
2. Rent and living. How easy would it be to find an apartment to share? In Sydney is there a large student population where people are looking for flatmates? What's rent like? When are the times people usually move in and out (In Canada it's typically start of September or May, with mid-year replacements in January)?
3. Place to live. Sydney seems the obvious choice, but what about other places?
4. Seasons. January is the middle of summer there right?