|Weather in Australia
Australia's weather can differ greatly from state to state. Even in the hottest part of summer the south eastern states can experience quite cold weather. Although it doesn't happen every year. It has been known to snow in the snowy mountains of New South Wales, Victoria & Tasmania in the middle of summer. Winter is very cold in the eastern states of NSW, VIC and TAS and yet it is very pleasant around the tropical ranges of Queensland. Head wear is a must on sunny days and care should be taken to not get sun burn.
Airport transfer shuttle buses operate out of most airports right around Australia. Cost can be a little as $7 per person. Taxi's are readily available at every airport. Cost varies depending on travelling distance.
Australia has approx. 20.5 million population nation-wide. We are a very multicultural society. 8.5% of the population is unemployed. 90% of us would be glad to help you, if asked.
Decimal currency - 100 cents = $1.00Banking Hours
Our note denominations are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 dollar bills
Coins are 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1.00 and $2.00
1 American Dollar USD buys about $1.12 Australian AUD
9 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday
9 am to 5 pm Fridays
Hours may vary with some Banks
Automatic Teller Machines are readilly available outside majority of Banks and in other business areas.
Currency exchange can be done at most banks or at all the large airports, also exchange offices in all major cities and towns.
*Prices are shown in Australian Dollars and are subject to change without notice!
New Year's Day - Friday 1 January
Australia Day - Tuesday 26 January
Sydney Mardi Gras - Saturday 3 March
Good Friday - Friday 2 April
Easter Monday - Monday 5 April
Anzac Day - Monday 26th April
Queen's Birthday - Monday 14 June
Bank Holiday (NSW) - Monday 2nd August
Labour Day (NSW)- Monday 4th October
Christmas Day - Saturday 25th December
Boxing Day - Sunday 26th December
Local Phone Call - 50 cents
Milk 500 ml - $1.20
Sliced Bread - $3.00
Eggs 1 doz - $2.90
Potatoes 1 Kg - 1.20 cents
Petrol 1 litre - 125.9 cents
Cup of Coffee - $1.80 - $2.70
In Australia we drive on the left hand side of the road . Speed limits in housing or business areas is a maximum 60 kph, unless speed signs advise other. National speed on country roads is maximum 100 kph and 110 kph on marked freeways. Seat belts are mandatory. All states have Random Breath Testing (Blood Alcohol Level of 0.05 max.) Car Rentals are avialable at all major airports and cities.
Emergency Phone Numbers for Police - Ambulance - Fire
Emergency Phone Number 000