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 place who offers the best for everybody!
Whenever you want to go to Australia for a short period of time or even for years. Let this big country surprise you!
Are you looking for a place to work, discover, meet new people or learn new skills? Australia is the answer for everything!
The country has 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 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.
How much time should I spend in Australia?
You can spend a couple of days in Australia to explore 1 or 2 cities, or you can spend 2 years in Australia if you want to travel all around and work in the meanwhile. As you can imagine it depends on a lot of different factors. It depends on where you are from (so how long it will take you to get there), what you would like to do and see in Australia, on your budget and on the time you have available to spend Australia. For more information about how long it takes to travel Australia, check our best routes in Australia.
What is the best time of the year to travel to Australia?
As Australia is situated in the Southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite of countries in the Northern Hemisphere. This means December to February are the summer months and June to August are the winter months. Australia is a big country and the climates differ greatly when you travel from the tropical North to the mediterranean South. The mainland of Australia has a desert climate with hot days and cold nights. The best period to travel Australia depends on where you would like to go and what you would like to do. Read our blog best time to visit Australia for more information.
Do I need a visa for Australia?
If you need a visa for Australia, depends on where you are from, what you want to do and how long you want to stay. You can use the visa finder on the official site from the Australian government to explore multiple visa options. Easily figure out if you need a visa and if so, what kind of visa you need.
How much should I budget for Australia?
The biggest expense for traveling Australia will be your transport. Hiring a car or a camper Van is quite expensive and if you want to be free do go where you want to go, you can't avoid these expenses. If you hire a camper Van this will count as your accommodation as well. You can also buy your own car. Besides transport, you can travel around Australia with a pretty minimalized budget. The prices in the super market can be compared to the prices in Western Europe, while restaurants are a bit cheaper in Australia. If you want to have more details to set a budget, read our blog how much does it cost to travel Australia.
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. If you come to 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.