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1. Posted by Cez (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


How much money (approximately) do you reckon anyone should take when travelling to and around Oz for 12 months ? I intend to work whilst I am away but any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Cez x

2. Posted by moguzhan (Budding Member 17 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

the uk pound to australia dollar is pretty damn good.

comes to about 1 pound to 3 aussie dollars.

depends where you are staying
depends what you will be doing

3. Posted by jax_07 (Full Member 76 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey Cez

It really does depend on what you intened to do when you're out here but, if you're anything like me, you won't really know what you really want to yet because you're not here (yet). I had no clue what to expect or how things would work out so I just saved as much as I could.

I know you want someone to put a figure on it and that's hard for us because we're all so different and looking for different things but, in terms of ballpark, I'd say anything over 1000 GBP and you'll be sorted. That is, if you intend to work wiithin a few weeks of being here? I had work within two days of looking - it really is that easy if, you don't care what you do and you're willing to work hard!

What my friend and I are doing is saving in stages. We, obviously, left with a lump sum (which is now almost all gone) but, the plan from now is to stop here in Sydney for a while, work all we can to save for the next part of our trip, then, stop and work to save for the next part.

Having said all that. We met someone a few weeks ago who got a one-way ticket to Sydney just out of the blue, had 200 GBP in their pocket and has now been in the country for about 7 months with no money troubles at all - they've just worked really hard! So, within reason, whatever your circumstances, if you want to make it happen then, you will!

Hope that helps.

Enjoy it - you'll love it!


4. Posted by Wiakk (Budding Member 20 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

My friend came to Australia from New Zealand with 500 dollars, and he's doing brilliantly! If you're going to work, you'll be fine.

My theory would be to look at the minimum wage here. I think you could survive fine with about AU $10 000 - 15 000, but then I haven't tested that theory.

All the best

5. Posted by Cez (Budding Member 41 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone!

Just want to say thanks for the helpful advice!

Have a nice day!!!

Cez ;)