The Capital: Canberra
Direct Flying Time: Approx 26 hrs from UK
Passports: Must have 6 months validity on them from the time of departure from Australia.
Time Difference: GMT + 9 to 11 hours depending on location.
Currency: Australian Dollar (AU$) is local currency.
Main Language: English
Water: Tap water is safe to drink.
International Dialing: + 61
Driving: Left hand side of road. Full license needed.
Clothing:. Ensure on entry to the country that all sports shoes are clean and clear of all mud or items will be confiscated and fines imposed.
Visas: Required for holders of British Passports. All other nationalities to contact the Australian Embassy directly www.australia.org.uk
Vaccinations: Please consult your G.P. You should always ensure that your Tetanus is up to date.
Tipping: Tipping is not the general custom in Australia