General Information

 

Entry into Australia

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. Visit www.immi.gov.au for more information.

Climate

Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate so for most of the year, the weather is fine and sunny, and even during the short mild winter the sun is often shining. Adelaide’s average temperature for October is 12-20°C.

Transport

Adelaide’s international and domestic terminals are located 7km from the central business district, approximately a 15 minute drive.

For information about Adelaide’s metro service visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au for more information on go card, transfer rules and alternative services or call 1300 311 108

13 CABS +61 13 22 27
Suburban Taxis +61 8 8400 6280

Free City Connector Bus

The free City Connector bus service runs on two loops – an inner city loop and an extended loop around North Adelaide providing a link to popular city attractions and shopping, dining and services destinations.

The service runs from early in the morning until 7.15pm daily, with extra services running on Friday until 9.15pm.

Free City tram

The Free City tram takes you between the South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre.

Free Jetty Road Glenelg tram

The Free Jetty Road Glenelg tram takes you between the Brighton Road tram stop and Moseley Square.

Currency / Banking

The currency used is the Australian dollar. Banking hours are usually 0930 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout the Adelaide business district. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country's banks, most hotels and city stores.

Electricity

Australia uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.

Goods and Service Tax

Goods and Services in Australia are subject to a 10% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. 
The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables travellers to claim a refund of the goods and Services Tax (GST) and wine equalisation tax (WET) paid on some goods bought in Australia. Visit the Australian Customs website for details about what you can claim and how.

Time

Adelaide is +10.5 hours ahead of GMT in October.

Visitor Information Centres

Visitor information centres are staffed by friendly and professional people with extensive local knowledge.