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1. Posted by Rosieg2205 (Budding Member 31 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,
When going to Australia on the years working visa I know you have to have enough money to support you, does this have to be in your English bank account or do you need to take it cash? I no you have to set up an Australian bank account but to start with it will be in your English bank? Any help? Please!
Thanks :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5163 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

There are no requirements on this; only that you have access to that amount of money. So it being in your bank account at home is perfectly fine.

(Additionally, they don't actually check up on the financial requirement ever, as far as anyone who has ever reported about it here on this forum has said. The requirement is there just for your protection, as AUD $5000 is about the minimum the average backpacker ends up needing.)

3. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1851 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Really, customs are looking for young people with an ordinary visa and not too much money, who obviously plan to do some illegal work to pay for their long stay in Australia. They are often put on the first plane out again.