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WHV money requirement

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1. Posted by Seriocomic (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

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Hey, I'm hoping to travel to Oz in March on a working holiday visa, I know the money requirement is $5,000 but I will not have that much in my account when i apply for the visa, I was wondering what proof I am required to give prior to entering the country. Any advice would be awesome.

2. Posted by ozulrike (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

Hi, just a few weeks ago someone had the same question. Have a look at


3. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 7y

Literally hundreds of people have asked that same question, yet to my knowledge no-one has ever been stopped at arrivals and asked for anything regarding their funds. I imagine people trafficking, drug smuggling and counterfeiting are higher on the Australian Border Control agency's list of priorities.

When I got off the plane in Sydney I border guard approached me and quite politely asked what I was doing in Australia. I replied nervously that I was there to play rugby and started to scramble for my passport, visa and bank statements. But before I could get any of it he had simly replied "that's great - enjoy your stay" and walked off.

4. Posted by Seriocomic (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Thanks guys,

So they wont even ask for a statement during the application process?? Thats quite good news. Like I said i do intend to have the funds but not until just before I travel.
Thanks for your help