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11. Posted by nick_taylor (Budding Member 25 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Lydia i'll have a look into it, sounds pretty straight forward. Yea i wasn't too sure on the process for proving what funds you have.

Nah i'm the same not any actual plans just more of a rough idea in my head lol. Don't like to plan too much because you don't really know what could happen when your there. Ill be arriving in Sydney on the 23rd June. Probably stay somewhere for first few days to just to settle and get things sorted.

I will be looking to work, just not sure weather to work straight away or later on, but ill decide once im there depending on how easy it is to find work and what sorta works around.

12. Posted by tripoholic1 (Inactive 7 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


Opening a bank account is very easy. As for ATMs, any of the 4 major banks in Australia (ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, NAB) would suit. As for the tax file number, the following is taken directly from the ATO website:

You can only complete this online application if you are a permanent migrant or temporary visitor who is actually in Australia. You must also be either:
a working holiday-maker
a New Zealander and you are automatically granted a visa on arrival
an overseas student and your visa has been amended to allow you to work
a person with a valid visa allowing you to stay in Australia indefinitely
a person with a business visa.

Therefore, it seems like you can actually only apply from within.



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