Australia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Australia

Australia summary

Australia is an immense country with around 24M Australian. Official language is English. Australia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is from UTC+08:00 to UTC+11:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Australia is Australian Dollar (AUD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 143
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 25

ATMs in Australia are Available everywhere. Internet speed in Australia is on average 8.2 Mbps. In Australia you drive on the left side. Most cars have automatic transmission.

🏙️ Sydney
🗣️ English
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 24M ☀️ ~21 °C 🌧 ~38 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 7692k km2 (2970k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • English


Currency 💱

1 AUD = 0.67 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦

Available everywhere

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.

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Australia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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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 .

international: + 61 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Australia is on average 8.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Australia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Australia you drive on the left side. Most cars have automatic transmission.

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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