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You guys are always asking us before your trip ‘how much should I budget for Australia?’, ‘how much money should I bring?’, ‘what should my daily budget be?’… We hear ya! and we’re here to help with all the budgeting tips and tricks you’ll need so you wont have to worry about money when you’re away.

We’ll be sharing with you tips we’ve learnt from our travels and where you can save money on:

  • Your transport around Aussie
  • Getting the best deals on food and bevvies
  • Hostels and accomodation
  • How you can save money on activities and tours

Ready to start figuring out your Aussie budget?…

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How much money should I bring to Australia?

This depends on how long you’re planning to stay and if you’re hoping to find work or not…but, as a guide:

Staying for half a year: £4-6k

A year with work: Around £8k

It's all about the pre-planning...

Getting a budget plan together BEFORE you go is essential.

  • Book all tours in advance – this way you can avoid tourist traps and last minute panic buying.
  • Put together a little budget diary to keep track of your day-to-day spending.
  • Get a travel money card to transfer over a daily budget – so you don’t over-spend.
  • Pre-book hostels when you can to avoid paying on arrival which can be more expensive.

Transport costs

You can save ALOT of dolla here!

When you’re in each place, try and walk as much as possible – this will avoid regular spending on public transport that really adds up.

Hire a campervan! This is your transport and accomodation all in one, whats not to love?

Budget tip: When travelling between destinations, use a Greyhound bus. There’s a load of travel combinations to choose from and it’s wayyyy cheaper than flying. The WHIMIT passes are epic and our favourite way to travel around Aussie…

Activities & tours

Tours – You’re in the right place if you’re keen to book on to a load of epic tours. We’ve got your East Coast roadie sorted – drop us a Whatsapp to book.

Activities – As for day to day activities, heading to the beach is free, hiking is free, national parks are free or just wander around the city and discover some cool places.

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