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    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 Transfers

    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 = $1.00
    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

    Banking Hours

    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.

    Foreign Currency

    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!

    Public Holidays

  • 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

    Some Prices

  • 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

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