I got a 4 month working visa from BUNAC. The company actually helped immensley with getting bank accounts and finding me a place to live. Totally worth the extra money. Of course, right when I move here, they sign some thing that Americans can now be on the same lines as Canada and the UK and get 12 month visas...
Cairns great so far, I am staying here until Jan when my visa runs out and then to the South Pacific for a couple of weeks. I can only stay for that time because I have to go back to the US and take the GRE to get into post grad school. I definitely recommend Cairns to anyone doing australia, lots of nice people and heaps of hospitality work.
Living and loving life in Cairns
"The whole object of travel is to not set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as foreign land" -G.K. Chesterton
"As long as we have memories of the ones we love, we will always be home" - me