Opening a bank account in Australia was extremely quick and easy! In fact, I registered for a TFN, got an Australian SIM card, and opened a bank account all within the first couple of hours of landing in Australia! WHAT WILL I NEED? A valid passport A tax number from your home country (this is … Continue reading OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN AUSTRALIA
If you are in Australia on a visa that allows you to work, you will need to apply for a Tax File Number (TFN). You can only apply for your TFN once you have landed in Australia, but don’t worry the process is very quick and easy so you should have your TFN in no … Continue reading APPLY FOR A TAX FILE NUMBER (TFN) IN AUSTRALIA
Settling in Australia has been extremely smooth! This country was built with travellers in mind, making the move from your home country to this beautiful place a comfortable transition! I was so pleased to have my phone up and running within the first hour of arrival in Australia, and having my own unlocked phone made … Continue reading APPLY FOR A PHONE LINE IN AUSTRALIA
Before I go on with this entry, I have to confess something: this was the first time I purchased travel insurance - very risky, I know. But thankfully I’ve been incredibly lucky to have never needed it. This meant serious research on my part to find the best coverage for an entire year in Australia, … Continue reading FIND THE BEST TRAVEL INSURANCE
Depending on how long you've been planning on a trip, you may or may not be financially ready to purchase your flights. If you have been saving up - congratulations, that's fantastic! If you haven't yet, that's totally okay - either way, it's a good idea to do some research beforehand just to have an … Continue reading FIND & BOOK THE CHEAPEST FLIGHTS
So you want to work and travel in Australia, eh? Well, the first thing you gotta do is apply for a Working Holiday visa! I wouldn't recommend you to do anything (except maybe ask your parents for permission) until your visa gets approved. Depending on your country of residence, you can apply for either the … Continue reading APPLYING FOR A WORKING HOLIDAY VISA TO AUSTRALIA
In this post, I share 9 secrets on how to be smart with your money and how to keep your usual spendings while staying on budget.
These are some commitment-free ways of making money to put towards your savings.
*I've updated this entry by adding recommendations from those who have travelled Australia. You can find their suggestions in italics.* Exploring Australia has been at the very top of my bucket list for the past seven years. The idea of an entire year of nothing but sunshine, white sandy beaches, coastal hikes, and the Great … Continue reading My Itinerary for East Coast Australia