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1. Posted by Deleted32 (Inactive 3 posts) 11y

Hi everyone

I've just turned 28 & am heading out to Sydney on a WHV in Dec - I am so excited but also bit anxious as will be going alone. Need to get away & do this for me, have been before but only on a tourist visa.

I'm applying for my WHV online but wont have sufficient funds until the week before I go, I'll have £1,800 on 5th Nov but fly out on 7th Dec, do you think I cld apply for it now or will they definitely want to see proof of my funds? I have a single ticket out there so will prob need about £2,500 as proof that I can get back but will have another months' pay coming to me on 5th Dec so will definitely be ok for money. I just want to get my visa sorted ASAP. What should I do? Dont wanna ask my folks or anyone else for money to put into my acc as is way too much hassle right now.

Any ideas would be much appreciated, also if anyone is going to be around Sydney or is looking for a flatmate let me know!

2. Posted by ozeire (Budding Member 41 posts) 11y

Well irishoney

What i did was to arrange a bank loan so i could get a print out for the visa and just paid it back when when my money i was owed came in .

All you need for the form is a bank print out with your bank account balance .

I found has some good info on it . Might help you in the visa thing ,

Also i'm doing a website for irish traveling down under to help poeple out and would be great if you had any storis to add to it .

Hope this helps


3. Posted by Deleted32 (Inactive 3 posts) 11y

Thanks OzEire appreciate your advice but unfortunately I cant get a bank loan right now due to finances!! But fingers crossed I shld have at least £2000 in my account come pay day so I will try it with that - I shldnt really have any trouble getting a working visa I hope!

I am a second generation Irish lady but would definitely be interested in meeting up with others! So let me know

4. Posted by ricey (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

i applied online and didnt need to show proof of my funds.i got confirmation the next day

5. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 11y

Quoting ricey

i applied online and didnt need to show proof of my funds.i got confirmation the next day

Same here! I just applied last week through It cost me £75 and my application was approved in under 24 hours.

Didn't have to show any proof of funds whatsoever!

Easy Easy Easy - a flawless process!

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6. Posted by jessianne (Full Member 54 posts) 11y

Yeah, same here, I applied online didn't have to show proof of any funds. But it did take three weeks for mine to come through.
Don't worry about being on your own, you'll meet so many people along the way.....good luck!

7. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

I applied last night-but mine cost £80 and i'm sure there's a £10 charge. I also did it through hmmm how strange!

I didnt need to show funds-well not at this stage, that'll prob come later i would think. Good luck.

8. Posted by natinoz (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hey Guys, I got into OZ at the beginning of September and wasn't asked for any proof whatsoever about my fund.

9. Posted by Nature Boy (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Same here, applied using gov web site less than 2 weeks later approved without the need for any funds. Except there fee of course, think i paid about £75, but guess that depends on ex rate,


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