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how much do i need for funds when i enter aus?

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1. Posted by hannahs92 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y

i have a working holiday visa and i just wanted to know if £3200 is enough for funds?? x

2. Posted by andyh99 (Budding Member 32 posts) 5y

The Australian Immigration & Visa website says you need AUD5000 to enter Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. Which currently works out as GBP £3,071.45.

You're good to go

3. Posted by hannahs92 (Budding Member 42 posts) 5y

AWESOME XD haha thankyou :) x

4. Posted by slk2011 (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Is it really strict with funds? my money has to go into my mam and dads account because im going to transfer it to a new aus bank account when im over there. so would i take a copy of their statement :s

thanks

steph - UK (24) XX

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 5y

No, they're not strict with funds at all; no one who has ever reported about it on this forum has been asked to provide proof of funds. (But of course you could be the first, and most people do generally need (at least) that amount of money, hence the requirement of it for getting the WHV.)

6. Posted by Jem Jones (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y

Aaaah I was worried about this too, I'm glad to hear they're not too strict on it!!

7. Posted by petenico (Budding Member 29 posts) 5y

yeah depending how my spending in Thailand goes in June, I will probably have about £900 when I arrive! I will be the first to let you all know what it feels like to be sent home! haha

8. Posted by wanderer82 (Full Member 111 posts) 5y

^^^^^ What Sander said.

9. Posted by aswoodcock (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

I hope they aren't strict on it, I definitely won't have that much when I get there after 3 months in SE Asia and 2months in NZ. I will probably have about £1500, do you think that'll be OK?? I hope so!

10. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 5y

Quoting aswoodcock

I hope they aren't strict on it, I definitely won't have that much when I get there after 3 months in SE Asia and 2months in NZ. I will probably have about £1500, do you think that'll be OK?? I hope so!

You probably will still get into the country, just by virtue of them not checking, but such a small amount of money most backpackers barely last 5-6 weeks (and 3-4 weeks for petenico). If you plan to stay for more time, you'll have to live extremely frugally until you find work (and while you're working, since backpacker jobs don't tend to pay more than the minimum wage).