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House Sitting in Victoria

House and Pet Sitting in Victoria, Australia. The home of the Melbourne Cup, the image is horses racing at Flemington, Melbourne

Victoria has something for everyone. There's the ever-stylish Melbourne, which, apart from hosting the world-famous Mebourne Cup horse race, is just brimming with culture, great food, fantastic shopping and happening venues. Then there's a vast selection of coastal and country destinations that all need visiting, and if you're lucky, getting a house-sit in.

The first thing you need to do if you're going to stay in Victoria for a while, is decide on your favourite footy team (that's Australian Rules football for the uninitiated). Victorians love their footy and, in fact, they just love going out. There is a lot to love about this surprising place - natural beauty, gourmet food regions, winter skiiing, golf, fishing, live music, theatre... the list just goes on.

There's surfing at Bell's Beach, natural spas at Hepburn, gourmet food heaven right along the Mornington Peninsula, wine heaven at Rutherglen, skiing at Fall's Creek, shopping in Chapel Street - and footy, everywhere. Victoria is a busy house-sitting destination, so put it at the top of your list.

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The south eastern state of Victoria is home to many great places for house sitting opportunities. Here is a look at some of these places.

A majority of people who live in Victoria live in the capital city of Melbourne. Therefore this is the best place to go for house or pet setting opportunities in Victoria.

It may be easy for you to find house sitting opportunities in the suburban areas of Melbourne including Melton, Sunbury, Geelong and Frankston. A full rail network run by Connex Melbourne is available in many parts of the suburbs though. This makes it easier for you to get to various parts of Melbourne for when you want to have some fun while house sitting.

A variety of different attractions are available to people who are visiting Victoria for house sitting purposes too. These include the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, the Surf Coast area on the southwestern part of Victoria with its many beaches and Phillip Island with its native fairy penguins. Various towns are located along the Yarra River including Warrandyte and the quiet town of Yarra Junction.

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.


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