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HI to everyone, what sort of money am I supposed to have in the bank? Do they ask you to prove you have x amount of funds in your account?
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HI to everyone, what sort of money am I supposed to have in the bank? Do they ask you to prove you have x amount of funds in your account?
Anybody?
Please advise
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I assume you are asking for 176 application. For state sponsorship you need to show funds with you which you can use for your settlement in the state. There are guidelines for how much that amount should be on the respective state sponsorship websites.

Some states may ask for proofs for the funds you declare. However, WA didnt ask me for the proof of the funds ($60K) that I declared as the funds that I'll bring with me.

For 175, you dont need to declare any funds that you are bringing with you. All it says is that you should have sufficient money for you to settle in Australia.
 

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Thanks for the reply ozdreamz. How long ago did you make the move? Yes we were looking at 176 in w.a and we have had contact with a couple of agents which one f them said we did need to say we had about £25k in the bank but don't necessarily need to have that much as they don't really check! Which we thought maybe a little risky!
Don't suppose you know any carpet fitters that could give any advice? Have asked a few times on here but no one seemed to want to talk to me!
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Its not that no one wants to talk but that maybe no carpet fitters are on here when you are posting!

Nope some states don't check others want firm evidence not including value of assets! But you still make sure you have some money to last 2 years because if you get a visa that is how long you would have to wait before being able to claim any welfare payments off the Government. You should assume you might not get a job straight away because not everyone does and estimate how much money you will need to live on for 2yrs if that happens.
 

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Many thanks for your reply shel. So the best case would be to have work lined up for when we get there :) the thing obviously with carpet fitters is they're self employed so it might not be too bad as I suppose I could either go round neighbourhoods with flyers etc or is that sort of thing not done?
 
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Yes you can be self employed, look on the ato site (tax office) and do some googling re self employment. Build a website, use gumtree & post local ad's you'd probably get work easy enough if in a built up area rather than regional. You'd do taxes as you do in the UK but in aus everyone even if employed by a company has to file taxes so not much difference. You could even pick up something from shops, builders etc who need a fitter.
 

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Have you made the move over yet? How long did it take you to save up the money to get over? We are almost starting from scratch as we basically have no equity in our property!
 
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I'm not the best one to advise on that! We went with about £15,000 and stayed with the mother in law! But still needed to buy food, run a car etc etc Realised after 3 months our money was almost gone & would be impossible to get work without further studying which I couldn't afford to do in Australia. So we came home! Study here go back in a few years after we've saved more money.
But including flights & shipping stuff there & back we've spent £20000 for a 3 month visit!!!

My advice research everthing relating to employment, cost of living, qualifications etc in depth more than once. I thought I had but obv not enough. If you know everything before you even book your flight you won't have the same mayhem as us :)
 

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I am so sorry to here that:-( keep up the positive attitude, many people would not! Hopefully they won't change the rules too much. Where abouts were you staying? And from what you saw, is it what you were expecting? At this moment in time we haven't set foot on aus soil, yet some how we know it is what we want!, ( we is myself, wife and three children)
 
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I'm married to an ozzie so my situation is somewhat different. We were in Newcastle NSW, a city apparently but not by my standards but yes what I was expecting except the mother in law. Australia has a lot of red tape. One thing being their love of australian qualifications and dismissial of overseas qualifications. May not effect you but did me.

I would have much prefered to be nearer Sydney or Paramatta, but nearer the city = more expense. The rents double & more competition for jobs in some fields.

Where abouts do you want to go? Do you know people there? And have you not thought of visiting? Lot of time, money & energy when you don't know what its like! Many people seem to think its like the UK but hot, its not. Its more like the USA imo.
 

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They may ask you to show details of bank accounts I'm not sure, like shel I'm married to an aussie so had to send in bank statements as part of the proof of my relationship with my husband but I was not told I had to have x amount.
I would suggest tho that whatever you plan to bring with you try and double it. We brought over $20k thinking it would last ages buy by the time we paid bond/rent for 9 weeks, bought a car and furniture and had a little holiday it was all but gone!! Took 6 weeks to spend it all lol luckily my hubby had a job within 3 weeks!! Id say what you need to bring depends on your lifestyle too. We are a family of 5 and get by on 1100 a week, that covers rent on a 4 bed, petrol, food, internet, mobile phones etc we don't have expensive days out, just trips to the park/beach and we are managing to start saving some already too but the first few weeks are a killer for most bank balances.......good luck
 

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We would have loved to have gone to qld but floor finisher is not needed over there:-( so currently looking at west aus not wanting to be near a city though! Being from Norfolk there are lots of villages nearby, would love to find a small neighbourhood to move to. about going over to visit, again it comes down to money!
 
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