I am having a few last minute jitters, I am going to Sydney next Wednesday and I have less monye than I originally thought. I thought that on a credit card of £1800 limit that I would only have £200 on it, but it will be more like £600,so that is £1200 spare. I am taking about £1000/$2100 dollars with me. I have free accommodation and won't be spending much at all. I am going away to Port Stephens for a few days in the first week and then will start looking i ntensely for jobs in the second week. I have good qualifications and I am resourceful! I am starting to strees a bit as I thought that I would have more money than that, and then I think oh well it will be fine! I think perhaps I am being irritational hehe and then I start stressing again! Also what would the best way of taking the cash, in cheques or travellers cheques as somebody said it was too late for me to get travellers cheques?
Any help would be greatle appreciated!
Buying travellers cheques takes around 15 to 20 minutes, so you're not too late (assuming you can make it to a bank). Personally, I would just keep my money in my bank account and use my bank card to withdraw it. Watch out for international withdrawl fees, though. Check with your bank what they charge.
I think your stressing over nothing. If you have accommodation for free that is generally your biggest cost. $2000.00 Australian dollars is enough to get you by until you find work!
I would recommend just using a bank card - I think the maximum you can withdraw at one time is $800.00 so if you just withdraw the max amount each time you shouldn't incur to many bank fees.
if you put your money in your credit card account you won't be charged withdrawl fees. Once your credit card is in credit there is no charge to take out money no matter where you are!!!!
Take wyre83's advice - chill out. You won't starve and you seem pretty determined to get work - so you probably will. I live in Sydney; its a good jobs market. But why not try and get work in Port Stephens? Its only 3 hours north of Sydney and has a shortage of workers. Much cheaper to live than Sydney. Stressing is better than complacency.