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Entry to Australia after using a holiday visa - please help

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1. Posted by Cherries69 (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y


I went to flight centre to get a quote on some flights for a one-way ticket to Australia, stopping at Japan & Singapore. The consultant shocked the living daylights out of me (trying to scare me a bit i reckon) by saying that she had had clients call her up before complaining they could not enter Oz after using their working holiday visa. So now my plan is to enter into Australia (Perth) then travel overland to Sydney & fly out to Auckland where I would start my working holiday visa in NZ. I was just going to buy virginblue tickets online because they were cheaper than paying English flight prices......
Right, I called the Oz & NZ Embassy & they say I should have no probs entering Oz so long as I have a flight out & an ETA (electronic travel authority).... but im still really freaked, because if i cant enter Oz this will really bugger up my trip........
Has anyone got any advice or had the same prob?

To buy flights separately off the net is cheaper than any of the tickets the agents do....& I would buy my ticket (Sydney to Auckland) out of Oz before entry i guess....... just that some of the agents quoted us from £1009 to fly london - japan - singapore - perth - sydney - auckland - auckland - sydney - london.... so we had a return just in case......

OH MAN..... if that sounds really confusing let me know............


2. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 8y

Edit i just read it properly.............

Still confused though!

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 4, 2008, at 12:47 PM by andy11 ]

3. Posted by andy11 (Full Member 136 posts) 8y

It would appear you need a Short Term Visa to enter Aus as you would expect, you can buy them online and take about 1 week to process.

4. Posted by joker69696 (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

i spoke to n/z & oz embassy as i'm planning a round the world trip in june 09 give n take a few months they said to enter oz you need a short term visa (3 month) or a long term visa (6months) and you can enter on a 1 way ticket providing you can prove you got funds in bank to leave contry n/z is exactly same except you dont need a visa.anyone interested on joining me travelling message me