Australia Dec 26th!

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1. Posted by erinshay (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hello all!
I was reading through old posts and I didn't find exactly what I Was looking for, i am wondering if anyone can help me out. I am from Canada and I am travelling to Australia on dec 26th, Im really scared of customs! They said I need to have $5000 in my bank account, which i probally won't have, but I will have close to it. I was wondering if it is suppose to be 5000 canadian or 5000 australian.? if anyone can help me out that would be so awsome!
Thanx Eza;)

2. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I don't know what the figure of $5000 relates to. I just checked the exchange rate and AUD$5000 = CAD$4320. Could I suggest you go to the Australian Customs web site
or e-mail them on
Or you could check out the Aust Embassy in canada -
Good luck

3. Posted by kacjp (Budding Member 14 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

What kind of visa are you getting when you visit Australia? If you check out this site: it provides more details about the conditions of specific visas etc (scroll down to the bottom).



PS. I will be visiting Canada in September next year (Vancouver and surrounds) any suggestions on where to go or where to stay?

4. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

immigration don't check.

5. Posted by funfrus (Budding Member 20 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I believe the australia gov't require at least 5000$ for your initial stay but do not require a bank note. Plus if you're carry a credit card thats got a limit of 5000$ that should suffice...(i think)

6. Posted by erinshay (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanx for the Info, I seem to worry to much about things like that, and I mean I am going to spend all this time stressing and I bet they wont even ask! I am going on a years working Holiday Visa, I looked at all the info when i applied but didn't find too much.

If you are visiting Vancouver make sure you go to Victoria and Tofino, it is so beautiful, and tofino surpisingly has pretty amazing surfing if you are into that! I know their are some nice Hostels down there in Vancouver, but one REALLY dodgey one, ill ask my bf what one it was, cuz they got stuck there surrounded by wife beateing males, traneys and hookers! Ill be sure to let you know where it is so you DONT stay there! Ill find you come cool local links later on in the week.

Safe travels
-Erin xoxo

7. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Erinshay, ozintro is right and wrong: 1.right: they rarely ever check. 2.Wrong: to say they don't. Thats unless ozintro has spoken to all 95,000 working holiday makers that arrived in the last 12 months??? Good, didn't think so. The visa regulations do say that "you must show you have the funds to support yourself betweem jobs." They also say that it depends on how long you stay so if you intend to come for 6-months or more and you're on a one-way ticket they may very well check. Its generally assumed working holiday makers will get a job, do have a return ticket, and pose little threat to Australia by overstaying their visas. Having said that the biggest group of overstayers are UK and Irish working holiday makers.

8. Posted by erinshay (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanx for your help, i will let you know how it goes. Im trying to organize myself packing and what not! which is a chore let me tell you! Im really excited, I leave my house on Saturday morning to go and spend Christmas with some family, then fly out monday night, its going to be so awsome! Since I am going alone i hope i get to sit by someone fun on the plane! otherwise being stuck between some large or smelly or old or boring people for like 20 hours would suck! haha but ya know what? oh well ill be in OZ before I know it! hope you all have a good week, talk to you soon.
safe travels
erin xoxo

9. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Erinshaw, how rude: You must be a young and perfect sweet smelling angel faced very entertaining supermodel that never farts. If you don't think you want to ever sit next to someone who is a/large b/old c/smelly d/boring or all of those you should probably stay home. Never judge a book by its cover.

10. Posted by erinshay (Budding Member 11 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I didn't mean to offend anyone, I'm sorry! Im not miss perfect either, but i know some people understand where i am comning from, airplanes arent that confortable to begin with. I have nothing against anyone of any sort, nor have i ever been rude to anyone for no reason. Im sorry if it offended you, but i think it got taken in the wrong way, anways, my appoligies