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.

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.