Australia travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Australia 🇦🇺

Australia is part of Oceania with main city at Canberra. Its Developed country with a population of 24M people. The main currency is Australian Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Australia is the formal name of Australia It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~24.85 °C   🌧 ~31.16 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 24M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

issued date: September 12, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Australia uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type I.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Australia uses the Australian dollar (symbol: $), code AUD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 dollars and 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Australia (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are everywhere in Australia. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Australia has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Australia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Australia is on average 8.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Australia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about A$30.33, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile or Vodafone. Australia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Australia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Australia, dial +, then 61 (the country code for Australia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Australia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Australia you drive on the left side. Most cars have automatic transmission. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph) on motorways, 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph) on expressways and 50-60 km/h (31-37 mph) in all built-up areas.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

999

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire department

999

Last updated: November 14, 2019