Frequently Asked Questions about Australia
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What's Australia like?
During the daylight hours there is footy, tennis, cricket, golf, sailing or visit the golden beaches and lay in the warm inviting sun, take a swim while watching the guys and girls play and surf. Go whale watching. Take a bush walk. Travel out to the outback and have a dip in a billabong or climb a mountain, bungi jump, skidive, board a paddle boat and travel the fabolous Murray River, jump on a train or bus and visit the sights or ski the snow fields. Take your friends to the zoo, meet and pet our kangaroos and koalas. Sleep tight at night in a warm bed knowing you are in a safe and comfortable dreaming place in peace and that is only the FIRST DAY!
Australians are a super friendly people and we all enjoy making new friends. Our whole country is full of people from all over the world, so you will not feel left out! Come and spend time make new mates and enjoy a barbie (barbaque), throw on a few lamb chops, sausages, steak and prawns and the sweet alluring smell alone will attract others. Hey don't forget happy hour!
Many Australians enjoy a glass or two of beer or wine, we brew some of the best beers in the world and our wine country, well you just have to go there don't you! Australia produces some of the very best wines in the world today and there are cellar doors open for you to visit on just about any day.
Now if you're not too tired - you can go out at night!
In simple terms Australia is a wonderful place and one you must visit, because all the pictures or stories cannot describe what you will find in our beautiful land. This site is tantamount to that.
Right here! Or you can call the Australian Tourist Commission from where you live or contact the local Australian Embassy or Consulate. Simply take a look at the The Australian Tourist Commission web site at
Well that depends on the type of accommodation you are looking for and there are a number of sites on the net you can visit.
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Because of the diversity of the country's population and the different cultures of the peoples you can and will find a great selection of all types of wonderful cuisine. Australians have adopted foods from England, the Americas, the Mediterranean, Europe, and Asia. When in Australia you should taste Aussie damper - the lamington - a good old custard tart and not forgetting our natonal emblem the kangaroo; the lean kangaroo meat is a delicacy.
Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons are up side down or reversed to that of the northern hemisphere. Our summer starts in December. Australia's climate is just about always generally very pleasant. There are no real 'extreme' climates in Australia; Sydney and Perth, while distance separates them, they both have very enjoyable temperatures all-year-round. The southern capital cities of Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart are a little cooler while Brisbane and Darwin enjoy a northern tropical climate.
Australia was the first country in the world to have a complete system of bank notes based on plastic (polymer). These notes provide much greater security against counterfeiting. They also last four times as long as conventional paper (fibrous) notes. The innovative technology by which the notes are produced, developed entirely in Australia, offers artists brilliant scope for the creation of images that reflect the histories and natural environments of their countries. At the same time the polymer notes are cleaner than paper notes and easily recyclable. Australia's currency consists of coins of five, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denomination; and notes of five, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar denomination.
For more information visit www.dfat.gov.au/facts/currency.html
Most major credit cards are accepted incuding American Express - Mastercard - Visa.
Australian driving licenses are administered at state/territory level, and regulations vary as a result. You will normally need to obtain a state license within 3 months of taking up residence in the state - you need to check to see if you can use your overseas license in the meantime. Visit the Australian Embassy or consulate in your country before leaving.
Australia has an electrical current of 220/240 volts and the AC is 50 Hz. It is a very good idea to purchase adaptors to suit Australia before you leave home. It should also be noted that not all electrical goods purchased overseas will operate within Australia.
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