Useful Facts & Tips for Australia Travel

Useful Facts & Tips for Australia Travel

Planning a trip to Australia?


How long is the flight to Australia from North America?


There are several airlines that fly non-stop between Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.  A non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Sydney will take about 14 hours.

What language is spoken in Australia?


The official language of Australia is English. Australia is a multi-cultural nation with a diverse population so you might hear a variety of languages spoken in cities and towns



What is the currency in Australia?

The currency is AUD, Australian dollars. It comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denominations.


What is the Emergency Number in Australia?


The Emergency number is 000 for police, fire and ambulance.


How do you make an international call to Australia?



The international dialing code to call Australia is 61. Each region also has an area code. To dial internationally from within Australia is 0011.

What is the legal drinking age in Australia?


18 years old. You have to provide proof of age with a passport or driver’s license.


Is it normal to bargain with prices in Australia?


It is not customary to haggle or bargain with prices.

Can I use credit cards in Australia?


Australia accepts American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa and more. A good tip is to carry credit cards and not much cash.  Check with your bank or credit institution to see if there are fees to use your card overseas.


Is it safe to go swimming in Australia’s beaches?


The most popular beaches usually are patrolled by volunteer lifesavers from the months of October – April. Red and yellow flags mark the safest swimming areas.  Always check in advance with local authorities for jelly fish issues in the northern regions of Australia


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