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Still need £2000 to go oz if have return flight?

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1. Posted by tino1982 (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y

Have got flights in and out of oz booked. do i still need to £2000 in the bank?

cheers brendon

2. Posted by notarealme (Full Member 49 posts) 12y

Hi it depends how long u are going for, if for a year, i would take more then £2000 (im taking £4000) so i dont have to work as much, the way i see it is if u are doing it do, dont do it in halfs.

But yes £2000 should be enough, but i would say save up more, so you can have a say if u have to work or not.


3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5925 posts) 12y

Hi Brendon,

I presume you're talking about the requirement to have that money for a WHV. Yes, you still need the money in the bank. They may or may not check it, but the visa requirements stipulate you need the money. It's a good idea to have that much money in the bank anyway. The main point of it is to give you enough money to get by for a month or so before you get a job. You can't assume you'll find work as soon as you've touched down.


4. Posted by vicki80 (Full Member 42 posts) 12y

You still need the money although not everyone is checked when you get your visa some are. Plus it is nice to know you are not desperate for work when you first get here cos it can be hard as there are lots of people looking.


5. Posted by Mr fogg (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y

hi all

I agree with the above. we rolled up to immigration in perth airport expecting our bank accounts to be scrutinised - but we were waved through! i definately suggest taking as much money as possible though. we spent ages in perth trying to get work and money was leaking out of our account at an alarming rate!

enjoy the trip. you ll love it

6. Posted by alpal (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

most definetly, i guess its the most rare occaision that you get checked for financial security. its not even a issue. in fact, the government is well aware of the benifits of having this casual labour force, despite their emphasising the holiday aspect to the WORKING holiday visa.