Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

Canberra

Australia is part of Oceania with main city at Canberra. Official language is English. Australia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is from UTC+08:00 to UTC+11:00 with daylight saving time. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± 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.

🏧 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about A$30.72, 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

000

Police

000

Ambulance

000

Fire department

000


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Last updated: June 17, 2019