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    Has or does anyone here do fly in/fly out work? in particular out of Perth to port headland/Karratha/Pilbara region? what's it like? I'm applying for jobs there and have got an interview tomorrow, but I have never done fifo, just wondering what it's like

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    I have a mate who works FIFO jobs. From what i've seen i think you basically have to dedicate a few years to making coin and forget about having any great life for those years. When you're on the job(depending on the job) you work 12 hours a day, there's nothing to do on your time off anyway, and then again depending on the job you fly home(or as my mate does from time to time to Thailand) and spend a week chilling/drinking/whatever and then its back to the job for another 3 or 4 weeks. The money ranges from exceptionally good to blow your mind good and if you are willing to deal with spending 3 out of 4 weeks away from home(thats a fairly typical roster but does vary) then you can set yourself up for life in a few short years.

    Do you have a trade/qualification that will be of benefit?

    My mate who is a welder is currently earning over $10k per week. Thats the best he's earned as yet and probably about the top for a tradie, but even on his lesser paying jobs, they were all $250k+ per year
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    Depends what ya like.

    I have a mate who does 10 days on and 5 off or something and he doesnt mind it. But then my OH occasionally picks up work in other states and might go away for anywhere from a week to 2 weeks and we bloody hate it lol

    Good money though. So like mmj said, be prepared to do it for a few years to rake in the cash but not have too much of a life

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    MMJ hit it on the head. The OH works in the industry as a boilermaker and has done a little bit of it, he's over in New caledonia at the moment working on some drilling rigs. It's great if you are single or have a partner that doesn't mind being home alone to much. And if you can get into it a few years hard work - provided you don't squander your cash can set you up really well for the future.

    It's hard though on all involved sometimes.
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    My Old man have done it for about 12 years working for Adidas in the 90's up to 2002 as product manager, until he found a new job in Aus.
    He does 1 month full roster and back to Aus for 1.5 weeks then again. Excellent Money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from that job dad owns 3 properties

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    I have a friend and her husband has been doing it for years.
    3 weeks out and home for 1 week.
    My husband would like to get 2 out and 2 in but the money he gets now
    is about the same..
    If it could beat 100k a year he would do it and it's not just that it's the
    2 in 2 out thats hard to get because when your home you get no pay..
    Or if anyone knows of any work 2 in 2 out please let me in on the info.
    He is a machine operator loaders ticket ect .....

    Very interested to get some info guys....

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    i think most(all) 2 on 2 off jobs are on the oil rigs. and they are the top of the pile pay wise.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, I just accepted a 4 weeks on 1 off job, good money but it's gonna be hard to be away from my family for so long, I just have to keep reminding myself that it will set my boys up for life.

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    4/1 is pretty hard. Goo dluck though...the money will be awesome

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    Awesome news Jonbax!! It will be hard no doubt, my stepdad has worked on the rigs his whole life and obviously since my mum married him, I was 12. I also have uncles in the industry and also one of my brothers.

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