I just had a question about the funds to take, I know it recommends $30000 but in our case I think that is way too much,
We are a young couple (25 and 26), final stages of visa and looking at moving early October if all goes well. We already have a place to crash for a week or so when we get there through a friend, also have 2 recruitment agencies on board as I worked for one of them up in Brisbane and the other is through a friend I worked with in Brissy and they are confident they can sort me out with work if I give them a month notice.
Other outgoings would only really be rent, furniture and food until we were stable as we are taking nothing but the bags we will be carrying. I think as we have done a year on a WHV and still have bank a/c's, friends, employment references, etc. we would cut out a lot of money/time wasting anyway.
Also we came out here last year on a WHV with about 18k, lived, worked, had fun, paid for the whole visa process and still have change.
Has anyone else went out with less than the $25k plus $5 for each extra person and done o'k?? We were thinking about maybe $10k - $15k to start with and have a bit more ready to transfer if things don't go our way.