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1. Posted by Dken89 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y


I'm thinking of booking a one way flight to Australia I've already got my WHV sorted and have more than the required $5000 aus dollar, only worry is i've heard some horror stories of people being turned away because they have no return flight out of there, I don't want to book a return flight home as i may want to fly onto New Zealand or SE Asia after Oz, basically just looking for other people that are in the same boat or have already done this and can spread a bit on wisdom on the subject

Thanks in advance guys


2. Posted by RICH234GHA (Budding Member 50 posts) 3y

Hi Dale, I fly out in 9 days on a 1 way flight, I don't think it will be a problem, most travellers are arriving on a 1 way flight, I think they just like to check that you have enough funds to buy a return flight,

Good luck


3. Posted by Dken89 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Yeah i thought that's what a lot of people would be doing, I've just booked my flight this very minute

31st of October so I've got another month yet, jealous of you Richard only 9 days!!

Hope you have a great time mate and good luck to you too

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4892 posts) 3y

As long as you have a WHV, arriving on a one-way ticket is indeed absolutely fine. Did it myself as well, and loads and loads of fellow backpackers do every year.

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 3y

Ditto above, no issue when you have a WHV.


6. Posted by Dken89 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

Great! Thanks guys that's another worry seen too

Much appreciated


7. Posted by haben90 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

I ve been told from the australian bureau that if you don't have a return ticket, you have to have 1000$ in addition to the 5000$. so 6000$ in total and you will be fine!

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