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1. Posted by Liz1986 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hey im planning on going to aus in june with work and travel company does anyone know how much money i need in my bank account for my visa????? Thanks!

2. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Hi Liz,

Officially the word is that if you intend to stay in Australia for six months or more you are expected to have $5000 in addition to funds for return travel (some travellers come in on one way tickets);however, they rarely ever check, and the program is targeted at people who have a very good chance of getting a job to get those funds. If they did check, you had a return ticket, were staying with friends, and had a couple of grand they would be satisfied. Under the $5000 there is no official amount.

Happy travels

3. Posted by jimbob9876 (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

Hi Liz

Which programme are you booking with the Work & Travel co.? Another company you could also call to help you with your plans is the STA. I booked my plans with them a couple of weeks ago and they saved me loads

Jim

4. Posted by Liz1986 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hey thanks for your help!!
Im planning on going on the ultimate aussie experience!
I havent heard of sta whats the website for that

5. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Hi Liz,

STA Travel. www.statravel.co.uk. They're a youth and student travel specialist. The Ultimate Aussie Experience is expensive - about $1700 Aussie dollars. There are cheaper products around that do much the same thing. Start with STA. Do a bit more shopping.

Happy Travels

6. Posted by jimbob9876 (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

Yeah, I found the STA very helpful. They helped us arrange our flights and arranged a package similar to the Ultimate Aussie but for only £190 (includes visa, bank a/c, sim card, 2 days accommodation, transfers, help with jobs, mail holding/forwarding etc etc..)

:)