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The local currency is the Australian dollar ( AUD).

Business hours

Banks: from 9:00 to 16:00 from Monday to Thursday, from 9:30 to 17:00 on Fridays.



In order to drive in the country it is compulsory to have an international driving license along with the national driving license. The condition of the roads is good, especially near the main cities. If, however, you would like to stray from the beaten track - into the bush - it's advised to drive 4X4. Fuel oils supply facilities are correct. Travelling by bus is effective and comfortable.


A railroad network does exist. The comfort standards in trains may vary from average to very comfortable. However, it is faster to travel by air considering the distances.


Air transport is excellent but domestic flights are expensive. The network is very developed and ensures the connections between the main cities. One flight almost every hour is ensured between the most important cities.


The Internet suffix is: .au


Basic conversation guide

Yes = Yes
No = No.
Thank you = Thank you
Hello = Hello
Hello = Good morning
Goodbye, Goodbye = Goodbye
I do not understand = I do not understand
Which is price? How much does that cost? = How much does this cost?
I would like to buy = I would like to buy...
Do you accept the cards of credit? = Doh you accept credit cards?
Where is? = Where is?
An airport = Airport
The station = Train station
Post office = Post office
The bank = Bank
The police station, the police force = Police station
The pharmacy = Pharmacy, Chemists
A ticket for, please. = One ticket to, please.
Have you available rooms for this evening? = Are there any vacancies for tonight?.

Languages spoken

Official language: English. The common language in Australia is English. English is used in the legal system, administrative services, businesses and general correspondence. However, Australian minority groups speak more than 200 Aboriginal and immigrant languages.


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