The Ten Pound Poms scheme was introduced in 1945 to migrate Britons to Australia and New Zealand. Its aim was to revive the economy after the Second World War.
What is the history of the Ten Pound Poms?
In 1945, the Ten Pound Poms Scheme was a colloquial term for giving British citizens a new opportunity. It allows them to migrate to Australia for the grand total of £10 (equivalent to around £441 today), with children traveling free. The program was a “follow-up” to the Big Brother movement. The latter being another migration scheme set up in 1924 to attract young people from the British Isles to Australia. The Pom program attracted over one million people from 1945 to 1972.
Now, almost 70 years later, Australia is reintroducing the Ten Pound Poms scheme to attract young Britons to Australian shores once again.
What Does Today’s Ten Pound Poms Diet Involve?
If you’re between the ages of 18 and 30 dreaming of a life in sunny Oz, look no further than the price of a London pint.
There are, however, some differences from the 1945 scheme in that the new scheme offers a £10 return ticket. As a result, this means you can live and work in Australia, guaranteed to return home.
Masterchef celebrity chef John Torode previewed the program on Good Morning Britain this week and explained that:
“The idea is to fly to South Australia, work there and if you work in a rural area for more than 12 weeks you can also get a second year of your work visa.”
So if you’re between 18 and 30, you might be able to get a £10 ticket to experience one of the most beautiful courses in the world.
There are currently 200 £10 return tickets available, so hurry!