Bank account or prepaid card advise

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Bank account or prepaid card advise

1. Posted by Nessatiti89 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

So I’m planning on going to Australia early May. I’m going to be working as an Au Pair and also get other work but wanted to know what others have done with there money.
I believe i will be paid cash as an Au Pair each week, so is it wiser to pay this cash into an Australian bank account or to a pre paid card if there are any places that allow you to pay it in?? Or is it just easier to keep cash?
If i was to get an Bank account or prepaid card, which one’s have worked best for you?

Thanks

Vanessa

2. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 659 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

If you plan on being in Australia for a long time like a year or more then I would look into opening an account. I think keeping a large amount of cash on you is pretty risky and most prepaid cards tend to have a variety of fees so for a long term stay I think you would be better off with an account.