OzUltra.com Australia Backpacking Guide
Thinking about backpacking around Australia? Australia is an amazing place to explore and is ram packed with incredible experiences for backpackers from all over the world.
When you're backpacking in Australia for the first time, it can seem a little bit daunting when there is so much to arrange and plan.
With the Ozultra travel library you can make your trip fun and hassle free by educating yourself about what to expect from a backpacking trip to Australia and learning how to get everything in order before you go.
On the OzUltra backpacking Australia site, you can find all the backpacking secrets and some really helpful tips about backpacking around Australia and give yourself a real head start when you're planning your trip.
So take a look around and see what hidden backpacking gems you can find! There are lots of backpacker tips for visas, managing money, driving in Australia, finding work in Australia, packing for your trip, budgeting for day-to-day living in Australia and tons of other super useful stuff.
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Packing Guide & Checklist for Backpacking Around Australia
Read our helpful backpacking checklist and get lots of tips about what to pack before you go to Australia. Learn about choosing the right backpack, what essentials you will need to take with you and how to travel light when you need to.
Employment In Australia (How to start Finding Work)
If you\'re on a working holiday visa, finding work while backpacking around Australia is going to help you live comfortably and enjoy all the things you want to do. Even before you go to Australia, there\'s quite a lot of preparation you can do to maximise your chances of getting work quickly when you arrive and earning a fairly continuous cash flow when you need it.
Read more articles managing your money while backpacking around Australia
Money Management Tips For Backpacking In Australia
In this section you can learn how to set up an Australian Bank Account (Australian bank account), read about transferring your money to Australia, see how to create a financial contingency plan for emergency situations and find some helpful tips on budgeting.
Opening an Australian Bank Account from Overseas - Australian Bank Accounts Explained
An Australian bank account can be opened before you go which you can then transfer funds into in advance for when you arrive or alternatively you can open an account when you get there. Both options for opening a new Australian bank account are covered in this article as well as some helpful ideas about how to choose the right account for you.
The Backpacker's Budget for Australia - Cost Of living In Australia
Budgeting for backpacking in Australia is all about getting the most out of your trip with the funds you have available. In this article we outline how to budget for backpacking around Australia including getting up to date prices for accommodation, transport, essential shopping items and day-to-day living expenses so you can budget your trip with confidence before you go.
Contingency Funds - Savings when you need them - Backpacking Australia
Anything can happen when you're backpacking around Australia and if something goes wrong, having a contingency fund will enable you to act quickly when you need to get things sorted out. In the case of an emergency (i.e, your money gets lost or stolen) or even if you simply over spend and just wind up broke, you will need access to money, accommodation, food, transport & identification documents to get everything back on track.
Electronic Funds Transfer - Transferring Money To An Australian Bank Account
If you're on a Working Holiday Visa or are travelling for extended periods the largest part of your holiday funds will be paid into your Australian bank account (Australian bank account). There are a few ways you can transfer your holiday funds...
Carrying Cash Safely While Backpacking Around Australia
Whatever plans you have made for backpacking in Australia you will need to take some cash with you. The amount you take will depend on what you have managed to do in the planning phase (i.e, prebooked accommodation, shuttle, opened an Australian bank account, etc...). Learn how much cash you will need to take to Australia to see you through the first 2 weeks.
Currency Conversion Guide for Backpackers in Australia
Knowing how to convert currencies will be a definite advantage to backpackers in Australia and all over the world. This calculation is a simple but very useful tool which will help you compare costs in Australia.
A Guide to Travellers Cheques for Backpackers in Australia
Travellers cheques can be used to safely transport your money to Australia where they can be 'encashed' at some stage during your trip. They can be ordered in a shop front (bank, post office, etc...) or online which are delivered to you in the post.Learn how to use travellers cheques and why they are good for backpacking in Australia.