Driving Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
Driving in Australia can make a backpacking trip really fun. It will give you the freedom to explore in your own time and has some definate advantages for backpackers. This article is about taking your actual driving license and getting an international driving license (I.D.P) if you need one.
If you want to learn how to get yourself on the road in Australia and what you will need read our brilliant Backpackers Guide to Driving in Australia - PART 1 article
Taking your driving license to Australia
If you have a driving license and you intend to drive during your trip, you will need to take it with you.
In some countries a driving license comes in two parts (a card and counterpart or paper document) if this is the same for you, remember to take both parts with you.
Even if you don't think you will be driving in Australia, there is still the possibility that you might change your mind along the way, remember also that a driving license is a good solid form of identification.
If you hire or purchase a vehicle on your travels it will mean a little bit more paperwork for you to hold on to. For example, things like insurance policies, registration (rego), roadworthy certificate (R.W.C) or other documents.
All of which should be backed up and kept in your Personal Organiser or scanned and stored on your USB Flash Drive (or both).
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Important Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
Before you go to Australia, it's going to be helpful to understand the types of documents you will need for backpacking. Learn which documents you will need for backpacking and how to keep them safely when you travel.
Travel Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
Your passport and visa are the most important documents you have when you're planning a backpacking trip to Australia. Keeping them safe and ensuring that they are valid for the duration of your trip is essential! Learn about travel documents which are essential for backpacking in Australia!
Bank Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
If you are opening an Australian bank account you will need to take an up to date bank statement with you. No matter which bank you're opening your account with, you will need a statement to 'activate' your new account when you arrive! Learn about taking a statement with you and why it's important for backpacking in Australia.
Employment Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
To better your chances of getting work in Australia, think about creating/storing some employment documents. A Resume (C.V) with a covering letter and some copies of any qualifications/certificates you may have would make a good impression on a new employer. Learn about creating a employment portfolio to get more work in Australia.
Keeping A Personal Organiser While Backpacking Around Australia
Organisation and personal management are of key importance when you're backpacking around Australia. A personal ograniser and a small set of stationery will be useful from the start. You can use it for storing your resume/qualifications and travel itinerary, writing down notes for appointments (addresses, times, dates, phone numbers), keeping contacts (e-mails, blog pages, mobile numbers), carrying maps, writing travel journals etc..
Photos, Video and Storage (Backpackers Guide)
When you go to Australia, one piece of equipment you're bound to take with you is your camera. With it you will be showing friends and family back home all the great things you have seen and places you have been to, uploading pictures to your blog or trading them on an instant messenger and over all making a record of your experiences for the days ahead. Saving these moments is priceless, learn how to keep your travel snaps safe!