Hey anon! I actually did Work America with Bunac not Work Australia. I worked in Australia myself as really you don’t need a package to go out there and take the plunge! I’ve taken a look at Bunac’s website and it looks like the £599 fee is for the WORK AUSTRALIA ULTIMATE FUN package. It includes everything on this link https://www.bunac.org/uk/work-abroad/working-holiday-packages/australia/programmes/ultimate-plus
I’d probably recommend it to be honest. Whilst you can do the whole thing yourself, I think the support that the job shop gives you is quite useful. This package also helps you to set up a bunch of things that technically you can sort for free but the guidance is quite useful when you’re out there. Such as setting up a bank account, sorting your Medicare card and your tax file number. It also includes a bunch of activities which will be a great way of meeting others! I had a few on my package and I absolutely loved the Blue Mountains trip. The Wake Up hostel that is included is also a really highly recommended hostel that everyone seemed to talk about when I was out there!
Other options for you to think about- (They all offer similar packages but one might suit you more than Bunac’s so worth checking out)
– UltimateOz Sydney
– STA Travel Full Monty Work & Travel
– Wanderlands Australia
– Oz Intro
Hope this helps! Message me any time with any questions you have about Australia or other working holiday programmes! 🙂