Is this feasible?

Travel Forums General Talk Is this feasible?

1. Posted by lanchutt (Inactive 58 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I have decided to do the BUNAC Work Australia programme and am hoping to depart on the June 8th flight via Bangkok. I have not started saving yet. I have two jobs now, and after my outgoings I have £350 to live off plus another approximately £80 per week from my part time bar job. Do you think it is feasible that I will save enough in time? On paper it looks like it but I also have a graduate loan of £136 a month to cover for while I am away, although I am sure that I can knock this down to about £90 or £100 if I take off the insurance. When I go to Oz I am planning on working full-time and am trying to get a career related job which pays quite well, but will work hard even if I don't!

Ahh I don't know if I am worrying about nothing or should I just book it anyway and really go for it?!!

Any advice would be very useful!


2. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Sounds like you will have enough money to keep you going for a while if you start saving now. Personally, I would just go ahead and book it. I think you are more likely to save if you have already booked.
As for getting a job over here, you may have to wait a while before you get a career-related job but you will be able to find plenty of work to keep you going in the mean time...

Good luck with it all and I say go for it!

3. Posted by leia (Budding Member 22 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

i reckon it is definaetly feasible too. coming from the UK to here will be easy. The money that you can save will be worth heaps over here so i wouldn't worry about it too much. You'll find that things over here are heaps cheaper as well. I reckon that if you land with say 1000 pounds you could survive for about a month without a job if you stay somewhere relatively cheap. you'll be fine. but i know it can be hard i'm trying to save for a holiday as well which i leave for in under 4 months so don't fret too much.

Good luck with the saving.

4. Posted by lanchutt (Inactive 58 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Many thanks for the posts! Another dilemma, the inroduction of the 2 year visa! I really don't want to waste precious visa time by only doing a year, but currently the programme only offers one as the return flights would be outdated should I wish to stay any longer!

Can anyone update me on what is happening with that? Many thanks again!