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1. Posted by Nici_DD (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

Hey I am going to Oz next year and I have some questions.... can anyone help??

2. Posted by cheezmo (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

sure ask away, i was there for five months recently, so hopefully i can help. i should add that it's usually a good idea to post your questions in your first message

3. Posted by Nici_DD (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

Ha ha good point... what can I say, Im new to this...
Ok so here goes, I will be going to Oz with a One Year Visa, do I need to have a return flight to show at customs? Also, our plan is to fly into Perth, stay for a while, buy a car and hopefully over time, make our way to Sydney... Would you recommend driving that distance??

4. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 8y

Hi, I don't know about the return flight and customs, but driving from Perth to Sydney is possible, it can take as little as a week but it's nice to make some detours along the way. I recommend doing the drive and taking as much time as you can and detouring as much as possible.

5. Posted by Nici_DD (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

Ok cool - thanks for your help!!

6. Posted by leong1 (Full Member 89 posts) 8y

I was under the impression that you didn't need to have a return flight. All you needed to do was prove that you had the funds to book a flight out.

7. Posted by ourgen (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

When you inquire about your visa just ask then about what requirements you need? There will be an Australian govt leaflet of some kind with helpful information.

Definitely drive across to Sydney as there are some great places to stop off along the way - allow plenty of time and best times to drive would be April/May or August/September - you definitely don't want to be out there in summer and spring it can be very spectacular with wildflowers etc in the desert.

8. Posted by Jabels (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

you dont need a return flight but proof that if in 2 weeks you didnt like it there you had funds to fly home ive booked my one way ticket not planning on returning anytime soon haha

9. Posted by mia88 (Inactive 10 posts) 8y

I wouldn't drive if I was you. Way to long & a waste of time. Grab a cheap flight instead! But make sure you drive along the great ocean road in victoria, now that is a beautiful drive :)

10. Posted by Nici_DD (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

Hey all... thanks so much for the help and advice... great help!!!