The land of kangaroos and koalas, but also the land where the most venomous animal species can be found. Are your ready to explore Australia!?
Go Down Under to Australia a country that offers something for everyone!
No matter if you want to go to Australia for a short period of time or for years. This huge country will surprise you! It is an amazing country to explore by car. No matter if you rent it or buy it!
Are you looking for a place to work, or to discover, to meet new people or learn new skills? Australia is where it all happens!
The country has many different climates, a lot of animals and beautiful beaches waiting for you to discover!
What language is spoken in Australia?
English, and kind of only English. Over 75% of the Australian people only speaks English and no other language. If you hear some funny word that you have no clue about the meaning, it is probably slang language. Australians have almost a full dictionary with this informal language. Australia is a multicultural nation though, so in the major cities and towns you might hear more different languages. The chance is also quite big that you meet fellow travelers, that come from anywhere in the world.
What is the currency in Australia?
In Australia they use the Australian Dollar. For current rates you can check XE Currency. ATMs can be found everywhere in Australia. As well as in big cities as in the smallest settlements. Although almost all credit cards are accepted in Australia, it is always handy to carry some cash with you. VISA or MasterCard can be used at any place where credit cards are accepted. American Express, Diners Club (and sometimes bankcard, UnionPay and JCB) are only accepted at major supermarkets, department store chains and many tourist destinations.
What is the international dialing code for Australia?
The international dialing code for Australia is +61. Mobile phone numbers start with 04 in Australia.
What is the emergency number in Australia?
The international emergency number for ambulance, police and fire brigade is 000. This number can be called from any mobile, fixed or payed phone and is free of charge.
Can you drink the water in Australia?
In all Australian cities and in towns of reasonable size, the tap water is fine to drink. The taste of it varies a lot, depending on the source of the water. Along the road on rest areas you wil not always find water that is suitable for drinking. If you come across a water source that is not suitable for drinking, there will be an obvious sign next to it to warn you.
What power plugs are used in Australia?
The adapter required for Australia is a Type 1 Australia plug.
The plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins, forming an inverted ‘V’ shape, and occasionally a third pin in the centre. The electrical current in Australia is 220 – 240 volts, AC 50Hz.