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Australia General Information


Geography and climate:
Australia has a big variety of landscapes, rainforest in the north, mountains, dry desert or semi-arid land outback,  and the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef.  The Australian climate is temperate for most of the year, but may vary due to the size of the continent. Click here to know more about the Weather Forecast in Australia.


The Australian dollar (AUD) is the currency for the nation.  Click here for currency converter.


Australia has not an official religion.


The official language of Australia is English.  The country is considered to be a multicultural nation.  The second most spoken language is Italian although only about 2% of the population speaks Italian, followed by Greek and then Mandarin.


3 pin sockets – Outlet , voltage: 220/240 volt CA 50 Hz. Please note that you need a world adapter.


The emergency number to call police, ambulance or fire brigade is the 000.


The international dialing code of Australia is +61.  The network of mobile phone coverage is available throughout Australia, but may be limited in some remote areas.



You will find stores, galleries and malls, gift and souvenir shops in all major parts of Australia. The opening times vary throughout the nation, but the stores located in tourist areas and in the city centre are usually open non-stop until 18:00.


Public Transport:
Capital cities are served by a wide variety of public transport, trains, buses, ferries, light rail and trams.  Taxis charge according to their meter.


Air Flying:  
The best way to cover large distances in a short time is with domestic airlines like: Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia.


Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road and Drink-driving laws, seat belts laws and driving whilst on the mobile phone laws apply.  Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts at all times and you are not permitted t drive whilst using a mobile phone. International visitor may drive on a valid overseas driver’s licence for the same class of vehicle.


Coach and bus travel in Australia is comfortable, frequent and affordable.
Click The Greyhound for more info.


Trains are a convenient way to explore Australia.  You can enjoy an amazing journey across Australia  with:
Trains are an amazing way to travel between the beautiful cities of Australia; relaxing and enjoying great services and incredible landscapes.  “The Indian-Pacific”  travels from  Sydney to Perth. “The Ghan” travels between Adelaide and Darwin and “The Overland” travels between Adelaide and Melbourne
Ferries connect suburbs to the Capital Cities.


Walking is a great way to explore and get around the Cities.


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