I would never go there again when I don't have to. I only did that for my second year visa. It's such an isolated town and if you didn't have a good relation to the owner, you got none or just a really bad paid sh*t job. I didn't like it at all!
I love griffith -- it's the best place, it's the fastest growing town, and safe too. Not too big, not too small.
I loved it in Griffith. It maybe be a bit shocking a first but it is worth it just for the atmosphere! Some of the best times I had in Australia were had there!