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1. Posted by Char_85 (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi, am headin off to australia in 2 months! was wondering if anyone can advise me on how much money to planning on doing it all on a budget, and staying in hostels etc. Im going to be in Australia for 2 months and Thailand for one month. Also, I heard that fruit picking can be done for a few days here and there? Are work visas required??
Any advice greatly appreciated!

2. Posted by travelemz (Budding Member 11 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hey where abouts in aussie are you travelling.
if your goin on a could easily do
$40 on food a day.. unless you wanna eat fancy.. n u can pick up some real bargains for hostels.. apartments.. 7 nights $150 or something..

3. Posted by ToniL (Budding Member 52 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The latest data that I have seen on backpacker spending in Australia shows that the average backpacker spends $A 70 per day approx. A lot depends upon where you stay however. In places like Sydney or Melbourne the cost is likely to be greater - another factor is how much you spend on booze and where you spend it. Places like registered clubs - Surf clubs or sports clubs - are much cheaper than pubs.

Cant help on the fruit picking question. My guess is that a lot of fruit farmers would employ casual backpacker labour even if the law says a work permit is required. Remember, Australia started as a convict colony!!