All visitors to Australia are required to have a valid passport and must have either a..Travel Health
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by travellers over the age of one year..Local Currency
The official currency is the Australian dollar. Note denominations are $5, $10, $20, $50..Weather
Due to Australia’s vast size a variety of climates are experienced throughout the..Local Customs
Australians are friendly, laid-back and very welcoming. Family, friends and fun are high..Languages
The official language for Australia is English. It is uncommon for Australians to speak a..Transport Options
Australia has a number of International airports located in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth..Travel Tips
Scams are not common in Australia however common sense and remaining alert is always..Local Food
Australia has a wonderful variety of great quality food and many options of places to..Local Timezones
Australia has three time zones: Eastern Standard Time (EST): in New South Wales..Dutyfree Limits
Travellers to Australia over 18 years of age do not have to pay customs duty on: 2.25..
Queensland is the subtropical playground of Australia. From the dazzling beaches of the Gold Coast to the laid back..New South Wales Information
New South Wales is arguably the jewel in Australia’s crown with a history and diversity unmatched elsewhere in..Victoria Information
Famous for its abundance of history, love of the arts, and fine wine and dining Victoria is arguably the cultural..Tasmania Information
Tasmania is an absolute treasure chest for travellers, and a place where it's easy to engage in a rejuvenating island..Northern Territory Information
Welcome to the 'real' outback-the Northern Territory-home to some of the nation's most iconic natural wonders and..South Australia Information
South Australia is the hidden gem of Australia. From the wineries of the Adelaide Hills to the isolated beaches of the..Western Australia Information
Western Australia is Australia’s golden west. From historical Albany in the south to the tropical paradise of Broome..Australian Capital Territory State Info
The ACT was established in 1911 to provide a capital for the newly federated country called Australia. Today, over half..INDEX OF ALL states AND LOCATIONS
Australia has a number of International airports located in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, the Gold Coast and Christmas Island. There are four domestic airlines in Australia, Qantas, Virgin Blue, Jetstar and Tiger Airways, that link capital cities, major destinations and some regional towns.
Australia’s road system is well maintained and highways linking most capital cities are of good quality. It is only isolated areas that have poorly maintained dirt roads or tracks. Australia drives on the left and car, motorbike and camper-van hire is widely available in major cities throughout the country. In some parts of Australia you will need a 4WD vehicle to get around.
Overseas driving licenses issued in English are valid for visitors for three months and an international drivers permit (IDP) is not required. However if it is not in English then an international drivers permit is required for all visitors who drive a vehicle. When traveling long distances ensure you have sufficient fuel, spare tyres, food and water as Australia is a large country and distances between towns can be extremely vast. Mobile phone coverage does not extend to remote areas of the country.
Australia’s rail network is relatively slow and primarily used for freight, however popular journey’s include routes across the Nullarbor Plain and 'the Ghan' from Adelaide to Darwin. Long distance travel across the country is generally cheaper and faster by plane.
Although hitchhiking is legal (except in Queensland and Victoria) it is often frowned upon by locals and the police.
Cycling long distances between cities is uncommon and may take several weeks however cycling around most major cities is easy with many bike paths available.
Australia’s bus network is a cheap and reliable way to see the country. Buses are well maintained and equipped with modern facilities.
Seatbelts are mandatory throughout the country and speed limits and drink driving are heavily enforced. When driving in rural areas be aware of free roaming animals as there have been numerous reports of fatalities occurring due to hitting animals venturing onto the roads. Always use common-sense when driving in outback Australia.
Motorbike helmets are compulsory for riders and pillion passengers, and it's also mandatory to wear a pushbike helmet when riding a pushbike.
Australia's oldest city is the economic powerhouse of the nation, filled with world-renowned icons, dazzling beaches..Gold Coast Information
The Gold Coast is an amazing destination which offers a wide range of natural and man made attractions, including sandy..Melbourne Information
The city of Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is the centre of a vibrant regions that surrounds Port Phillip Bay. A..Tropical North Queensland Information
The tropical north is a natural wonderland. It’s the only place on the planet where two separate world heritage..Brisbane Region Information
Welcome to the sub tropical boomtown of Brisbane. The Queensland capital is a place that feels truly alive, right..Sunshine Coast Information
This is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most beautiful regions. There beaches are magnificent and there are plenty..Surfers Paradise Information
This famous stretch of ocean is perfect for swimming, while on shore cafes, restaurants and bars abound. Shoppers are..Whitsundays Information
Rising out of the clear, blue waters in the heart of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, there is an archipelago of emerald..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS