Australia travel information.
- Travelling to Australia necessitates a valid
visa unless you are an Australian citizen or a New Zealand
The Department of Immigration and
Multicultural Affairs website provides some visa application forms and
can be found at: http://www.immi.gov.au
Supply is 240/250 Volts AC 50Hz.
Dollar (AUD$) = 100 cents
coins: 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2
notes:$5, $10, $20, $50, $100
purchases are rounded to the nearest 5 cents. Eg:
you buy one item for 92 cents, your charged 90 cents. Buy 2 items at
92 cents and it will cost you $1.85
All major credit
cards and traveller's cheques, in any international currency, are
GST (Goods and
Services Tax) Levied at 10%, this tax is applied to all purchases.
Excludes fresh food and essential items.
Rules for Drivers to follow:
- Drive on the left-hand side of
If you come from the US, or from another country
where people drive on the right-hand side of the road, there’ll be
a bit to get used to, the main thing being that you drive on the
left-hand side of the road in Australia;
- Speed limits. In kilometres per
- In Local built up areas is usually
60 kilometres per hour
- On the highway : 100KPH
- Heavy fines are imposed for
limit signs are posted like this
- Ensure all occupants always wear a
- Always carry a current drivers
- Do not drive whilst using a mobile
phone. Fine of $90.00
- Do not drink alcohol then drive.
The blood alcohol limit is .05
- hefty penalties are imposed for
most traffic infringements, so it is best to familiarize yourself
with the basic rules.
Fuel prices in
Australia vary widely, depending on where you are. The far west and
other isolated areas can be quite expensive for petrol (up to $1.00 or
more per litre).