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LIQUID REGULATIONS ON
Travellers may only take small quantities
of liquids in their hand baggage or on their
person on flights into and out of Australia.
All liquids, aerosols and gels must be in
individual containers with a maximum
capacity of 100 millilitres each. All containers
must be packed in a single transparent,
re-sealable plastic bag with the four sides
totalling no more than 80cms. There are
some exemptions for medicines and infant
food required for the flight, under certain
conditions. A note from the passenger’s
doctor will be acceptable proof of medical or
More information, including travelling with
duty free items visit
Travellers are advised to take out travel
insurance that includes medical cover.
Australia has reciprocal health care
agreements with some countries.
For emergencies that require police,
ambulance or fire service attendance dial
000 (dial 112 on mobile phones).
Banks in South Australia are generally
open 9.30am-4pm Monday to Thursday,
9.30am-5pm on Fridays. Most banks provide
automatic teller machines.
The most commonly used credit cards in
Australia are American Express, Bankcard,
Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa.
Australian currency is decimal. Notes are in
$100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 denominations
and coins are in $2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c
Exchange facilities are available at all
international airports in Australia and foreign
currency and travellers’ cheques can be
changed at most banks.
Travellers may be entitled to a refund on
the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Wine
Equalisation Tax (WET) on goods purchased
in Australia. Travellers can claim the refund
from customs officers at Tourist Refund
Scheme booths located at international
airports or cruise terminals when departing
Australia. Conditions apply: for further
information contact the Australian Customs
Service on 1300 363 263 when in Australia
or visit www.customs.gov.au
Employees in Australia do not depend on tips
or gratuities as part of their income, but for
good service in a restaurant, the recommended
amount is 10 per cent of the bill.
Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings
and food service areas.
Australia’s country code is 61. While mobile
phone network coverage is available across
Australia, coverage may be limited in some
remote areas. There are limited numbers
of public telephones throughout Australia.
The cost of a local call is 50c with most
telephones accepting pre-paid telephone
cards. The cost of long distance and calls
to mobile telephones vary depending on
time of day, length of call and distance. For
international dialling direct call 0011 followed
by the country area code, area code and the
local number. For international dialling with
operator assistance call 1234 (fees apply).
The General Post Office (GPO) in Adelaide
is on the corner of King William and Franklin
streets in the city centre, and is open
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. International
mail for collection by overseas visitors can
be sent to the GPO Adelaide marked ‘Poste
Restante’ and including the post code
5000. Mail will be held for a maximum of
four weeks. Please refer to the Australia
Post listings in the telephone directory for
locations of other post offices throughout
Adelaide and South Australia.
Australia’s electricity voltage is 240 volts
AC. Some of the large hotels have power
outlets at 110 volts AC. For travellers bringing
110 volt electrical appliances, it is advisable
to bring a small 110 volt transformer and
a plug conversion kit.
Adelaide tap water is filtered, fresh and safe
to drink. It conforms with Australian and
international drinking water standards.
SURF & WATER SAFETY
Some main beaches are often patrolled
by volunteer surf lifesavers in the warmer
months. Always swim between the red and
yellow flags which indicate the safest area
Water is precious in South Australia. All
visitors can assist in preserving this valuable
resource by having short showers and
adhering to any water restrictions that
New Year’s Day 1 January
Easter Saturday 19 April
Easter Monday 21 April
* Christmas Eve 24 December 24 December
25 December 25 December
Proclamation Day 26 December 28 December
* New Years Eve 31 December 31 December
* Part-day Public Holiday 7pm - 12 Midnight
Term3 21Jul–26Sep 20Jul-25Sep
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