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1. Posted by Becky21 (Budding Member 5 posts) 8y

Hi im travelling to Australia in October and have a couple of questions. If any one knows the answer to that will be great.

How much do you need in your bank before they will allow you in the country. I have heard two thousand and three thousand so not sure what is correct? and do you need to produce a bank statement at the airport to prove your funds?

Also i recieved confirmation of my visa via e-mail and printed it out, is that all i need to produce at the airport?

Do you need to carry an NHS card?

If any one can shed some light that will be brilliant.

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

I don't think it's that strict i only had about 500 pounds in bank although i had a return ticket, i stayed 3months, your visa will be processed electronically stored in a database so that you only need to show your password, this will show the airport clerk from typing in your password number that you have a valid visa.

3. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 8y

I'm sure you meant passport.... It's good to have a bank statement just in case as well....if you are planning to work, at some point visit a immi office and get a visa sticker to show to your new employer.

Good luck!

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

Quoting Becky21

Do you need to carry an NHS card?


You'll be able to get a restricted Medicare card based on the Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement between the UK & Australia. For this you'll need to visit a Medicare office (these are often found in shopping centres) with your passport and visa, along with a postal address. They will direct you to what form you need to complete, and once finished you will have a printout with your Medicare number on it - a couple of weeks later you'll receive the card in the mail.

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

I meant passport not password, doh!