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Fly In Fly Out Worker

July 07, 2021 by Kennards Self Storage

I have been working as a fly in fly out worker in the mines in Western Australia for a few years now.  When I first started in Western Australia I was paying off my apartment in Newcastle and would spend two weeks at work and two weeks back in Newcastle.

I thought to myself I do not want any real commitments in Newcastle other than the mortgage on the apartment and my friends. So I decided to rent out my apartment, let it pay for itself. I just needed to empty out the apartment of my things.  After some investigating I found the best option was to keep my things in storage so when I do come back to Newcastle which was then going to be every month or so I would have access to them.

I could then travel on my two weeks off to anywhere I liked. At the time lots of guys from the mine site would go to Bali for two weeks as it was only three and a half hours by plane and was relatively cheap. I went there a few times as well as going to Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam. 

This gave me a great opportunity to travel while still paying off my apartment in Newcastle. When I was back in Newcastle I would stay with friends so I had no real costs in accommodation.

Thank goodness I took this opportunity because once Covid hit Australia I was stuck in Western Australia and was unable to travel back to Newcastle for over 12 months due to the fear of not being able to return if boarders closed. 

I have a storage space at Kennards Self Storage Mayfield, which has saved me so much money and in the long term has helped me pay off my apartment. The Team help me with anything I need and when I am back in Newcastle I can access my things 24 hours so I do not need to worry about their office being open. This has been a great money saving process for me.


At Kennards Self Storage Mayfield  we can help you with all of these things. Secure storage from lockers to warehouses, a dispatch service for goods you are sending out as well as receiving. We also provide the best quality moving boxes and offer a buy back so not only are you getting money back for you used boxes but you are helping the environment. We can offer the free use of our fully enclosed trailer to our customers on move in, and can also recommend reliable removalist in the area.

Our friendly Team Brooke and Steve would be only too happy to give you any advise you may need in relation to you storing. If it's storage you need this is the place to store, with 24 hour access, 7 days a week.

Why not check out our website or just come on in to Kennards Self Storage at 22 Frith Street Mayfield, we would love to meet you.

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Author: Brooke Cochrane, Kennards Storage Mayfield

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