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Anyone else travelling to Aus on a one-way ticket?

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1. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 2y

Hi,

I was just wondering if anyone else is travelling on a one-way ticket or have you all got returns?

Or do you know of anyone who has travelled on a one way ticket and had hassle at the airport?

I have a WHV too, if that makes any difference!

Thanks

2. Posted by matty_ingi (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

I have a one way ticket and know people who have been on a one way and didn't get any hassle.

3. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 2y

Thanks for the reply Matty i feel better now haha!

Where are you heading to and when?

4. Posted by matty_ingi (Budding Member 6 posts) 2y

flying to sydey on the 24th of sptember only booked it a few days ago so in a mad rush to get everything sorted.

Whats your plans?

5. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 2y

Im not off till February, due to saving money!

Nothing like leaving it till last minute for you is it! Good on you though

6. Posted by Katetaylor1989 (Budding Member 26 posts) 2y

Hi Chelsea,

I've travelled into Australia before on WHV with just a one way ticket and was absolutely fine.

I'm also travelling there on a 3 month visa in December on a one way ticket (purely because im not sure of my plans for after australia) and I dont think i will have any issues, as long as I have sufficient funds for a return ticket (which i will do)

Kate

7. Posted by Chelsea_leigh89 (Budding Member 36 posts) 2y

Hi Kte,

Thanks for the advice. I was panicking abit i dont know why, because i will have sufficent funds, but just have a fear of been sent home. Which i hear is very unlikely!

Awe you dont have long to wait, bet you can wait!

Wish i was going sooner, but im sure the wait will be worth it :-)

Thanks

8. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4410 posts) 2y

Just to confirm what's been said before, if you have a WHV, then flying in without a return ticket is explicitly okay. Theoretically you should be able to prove that you have sufficient funds to buy a ticket out of the country instead, but this is never checked up on.

9. Posted by Stefm86 (Budding Member 66 posts) 2y

Hi,

I'm travelling with a one way ticket and I will be taking a bank statement with me to show that I have the funds. Where you starting off at??

x

10. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member 860 posts) 2y

Quoting Sander

Just to confirm what's been said before, if you have a WHV, then flying in without a return ticket is explicitly okay. Theoretically you should be able to prove that you have sufficient funds to buy a ticket out of the country instead, but this is never checked up on.

Sander I'm not sure you accidentally miss used the word explicitly, but from your link it clearly states that a return ticket could be required.

Financial requirements

You must have access to sufficient funds to support yourself for the initial stage of your holiday. Generally, AUD5000 may be regarded as sufficient, but the amount may vary depending on your length of stay and the extent of your travel. You should also have a return or onward ticket or the funds for a fare to depart Australia.

You may be asked to provide evidence. Evidence may include a certified copy of a bank statement and an air ticket out of Australia.

So it seems more a rather gray area, than explicit. I know we have never heard that anyone had an issue when entering on a WHV with a one way ticket, but they do have a right to ask for it. Certainly with a tourist visa or evisitor you are likely to be asked to show evidence of an onward ticket, and you will probably be asked at check in before you even get on a plane. The problems seem to arise when you get over zealous staff who start going on a power trip just to be difficult.