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Do I HAVE to set a return date for a return ticket?

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Do I HAVE to set a return date for a return ticket?

1. Posted by Hobbsie (Budding Member 19 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi, I'm hoping that someone can help me here.

Me and some friends are looking to go to Melbourne for approx 5 months to play cricket with some friends who live in the city out there. I wan't to buy a return ticket, but do I have to set a date, or can I choose when I leave nearer to the time?

thanks in advance! Hobbsie.

2. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

it will depend on the conditions of the ticket you have purchased. I would ask the travel agent. You may need to set a date which can be changed later...

3. Posted by moonschein (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

From my experience, yes, you do need to have a return date set. (make sure it's changeable once you're there tho, just in case!) When I went from Melbourne to Bali, my flight was return, so I needed to bring my original ticket showing I was planning on leaving OZ after that trip, or else they wouldn't let me back in!

My husband and I are having problems getting all the health forms together for a 12 month visa, so we may be doing the same, book a flight for 3months (the ETA) but then change it once we're there and recieve an extension.

Let me know if you hear otherwise, it'd save us a lot of money too!