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1. Posted by Abbyc004 (Budding Member 17 posts) 2y

Hey guys :)

I'm heading to Melbourne end of September and am a bit concerned about the money sitch.

The woman at STA Travel who I booked my flights with insisted that they check everyone's finances when you arrive and don't accept overdrafts/credit cards so if you don't have the $6000 then they deport you? I think I'm gonna be slightly under and just wondered what others knew about this?

I know that that amount is on the WHV criteria if you don't have a return flight but is it that strict if you're only slightly under?

Probably worrying about nothing but she made me quite concerned as she was so adamant.

Thanks for any help,


2. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 2y

Hi Abby,

Answered your post on the other thread. Basically don't worry.


3. Posted by Abbyc004 (Budding Member 17 posts) 2y

Thanks a lot just read it!