Hey. I am plannin on headin to Sydney from canada in late nov. early december. I won't have a whole lot of money saved up by then (not from lack of trying, but i still have to live) i figure i will be arriving with somewhere around 3000 AUD. I will be going on a working holiday visa, and i plan on staying for 6 or 8 months. I want to travel around the east coast, and do that cheaply. I will be hosteling, tenting, and staying anywhere free I find along the way. I know it says on the visa forms I will need to have 5000 but do they really check that?? And if they don't, is it reasonable to figure I could get by the first part until i find some type of job? and just live on what I make, much like i do in Canada? Is this do-able/done by others? any info would be much appreciated.
very rarely do they check. After all, its a working holiday visa. Working to afford to travel is part of the gig. The reality of it is you must have enough money for the first part of your stay - say, first few weeks; or enough for an onward airfare if you are coming oneway
This is the text from the Govt website "They should have a return ticket or sufficient funds for a return or onward fare as well as sufficient funds for the first part of their stay."
$3,000 is a good start, and the job market is good just now.If you need help with the job stuff just holler.
majito, thanks alot for the offer. I think some job info would be great. or even some wage info. What is the Australian minimum wage? and then what are some of the wages for jobs that a typical backpacker could expect to get? any job oppourtunities or hookups would also make my day . thanks alot.