What advice can you give a typical city girl interested in the job?
Maybe start somewhere in NSW so its easier to get home for school hol's. It can get full on living so closely to another family sometimes you need that time out with your own.
Yes, even if you're trying to lose weight, you need comfort from somewhere! So chocolate, chips. I've travelled a lot before this job (I'm from Adelaide) and even so I'd never mustered sheep, picked up lambies, shot guns, ridden motorbikes etc... Now I have!!
What are you talking about hammy???? my hot next door neighbours are always boundary riding hahahaha and of course there will be a sick horse, dying cattle, cattle duffers and sheep shows every day of the week....
On a serious note: you will not have a better social life then in the outback. Its better because it is bigger and because it doesnt happen as often, the catch ups go longer (camp drafts and races) and everyone is so friendly and excited to see each other. Aside from the social life, it is such an oppurtunity to see some beautiful country, become part of a family, and best of all, meet a whole range of people. Plenty of city folk have come outback and never left. Not to mention that the first step is wanting to give it a go!
Do your research! Find out EXACTLY what they want make sure it is in your contract and if they start changing it without discussing it remind them of your contract.
Can be hard work but is one of the best experiences I had and the fondest and some of the funniest and strangest memories.