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1. Posted by jadeex (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Looking at going to Aus next year but I've read you need so much money when entering.
I know a couple of people that have been with way less and never been asked to prove it.
Does anybody know of anyone that has actually been asked to prove how much money they have when entering Aus or how strict they are?

I'm not planning on going with no money atall haha but just wouldn't have as much as they recommend, I'll be wanting to start work pretty much straight away anyways


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5174 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

It's a pretty bad idea to go with less than AUD $5000. They recommend that much money for your own protection, as virtually every single backpacker to Australia needs at least that much. Australia is not a cheap destination.
Even if you find work right away (unlikely), it'll still take time before you get paid for the first time.

The above taken into account: No one who has ever reported about it here on the forum (myself included) has been asked to show proof of funds when entering Australia.

3. Posted by tranhoaiitba (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

HI member!
You can come to Vietnam. If you save, you can live 6 months.
Are you gifted teacher? you can do english teacher.

4. Posted by benny1314 (Budding Member 109 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

It's a myth! I wasn't stopped and never heard of anyone been stopped.. I was panicking as well as I'd heard this rumour and I second Sander.. Australia is expensive!

5. Posted by Mona89 (Budding Member 28 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I don't think AUD 5000 is alot and can easily be saved up within a year. I would be too scared to go with less than that amount.