Emergency telephone numbers
  • Medical emergency: 000
  • Police: 000
  • Fire dept: 000
  • From a mobile 112

Compulsory vaccinations: yellow fever for all travellers coming from an infected area
Recommended vaccinations: Japanese encephalitis, hepatitis B, tetanus-diphtheria, chickenpox and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Health risks

No problem

Quality of public medical facilities
Tap water
safe to drink in large cities but not advisable in rural areas

Practical information

Major towns and cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Official languages
USD 761.3 billion
20 million
7,682,300 km²

Australian dollar (AUD)
Check the exchange rate

Time zone
UTC from +8 to +11½
Country code
+61 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Sydney (SYD) Adelaide (ADL), Perth (PER), Brisbane (BNE) Canberra (CBR) Darwin (DRW), Hobart (HBA) and Cairns (CNS)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

26 January: Australia Day
March: Melbourne Festival
26 December: Boxing Day

Tropical in the north, temperate in the south and east, desert in the centre and subtropical in the southwest.
Best time to visit
North and Centre: April to October - South: January to April - West: January to April and October to December
Best places to visit

Atherton tablelands
Carrickalinga beach, South australia
Crocodiles in the northwest territories
Drive to kununurra, Wyndham, Western australia
Eating out in melbourne
Erub, Queensland
Fraser island
Great ocean road, Victoria
Kangaroo valley, New south wales
Liffey valley, Tasmania
Sailing in the whitsundays
South australia's wineries
The franklin river
Tiwi islands, Northern territory
Uluru, Northern territory
Valley of the giants, Western australia
Whitsunday islands, Queensland
Wilpena pound
Wujal wujal, Queensland

200 Australian dollars for an apartment or semi-detached house on the outskirts of a city


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