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Is $32,000 Aus good enough to get around on?

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11. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3711 posts) 7y

I doubt they will check - but if they do, you could be refused entry. As the previous post says, could you not borrow some money temporarily just show it will show up on your bank statement and the move it back?

12. Posted by divaboy (Full Member 75 posts) 7y

Very rare they check.....But to be safe just a get a credit card with say 2 k limit on it problem solved;);)

13. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 7y

It is VERY rare that they check - it would be bloody unlucky. I was asked if I had sufficient funds and asked my plans. I said yes (I had about £2000 so was there or thereabouts) and said I was going to travel up the coast and pick fruit in northern Queensland - this amused the lady for some reason and off I went on my merry way.

Best bet is indeed to borrow a few quid off your folks or friends or whoever and then transfer it back to them once you are in oz.

In my humble opinion AUD $3200 won't last more than 6 weeks if you don't get a job sharp-ish. Hostels are $20-25 a night, food isn't cheap, you will prob go out boozing a fair bit. $3200 for 6 weeks is around $75 a day.

I spent £2000 in a month and then HAD to get a job. And borrow $500 off a bloke in my hostel. Things got a bit tight for a while.

If saving up more money before you go is an option then I would certainly do that. Tickets can be changed so you could postpone for a month maybe. Even an extra few hundred quid will give you some breathing space.

No-one is trying to bring doom and gloom to your proposed trip to Australia but myself and the majority of the posters above me (I must confess I have only skim-read some of the posts but think I have the overall gist) have been to Aus and have done the working visa thing. Money doesn't last too long in the Australian backpacking world as there is simply too much temptation to spend. That coupled with the fact that Australia is an expensive country to travel in comparatively speaking means that the more money the better.

Joey

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