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Major Hospitals

Emergency Services - 000

Rail Services

Credit and Charge Cards

Foreign Currency

To ensure the most accurate rate of exchange visitors are advised to convert foreign currency to Australian dollars at a Bank or at financial institutions e.g. Thomas Cook, American Express or Travelex.

Tipping is not a requirement in Australia though some people do so if they are extremely pleased with the service.

Interpreter Service


Banking Hours are Mon - Thurs 9.30am - 4.00pm, Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm at all Banks except Metway who are open Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 4.30pm, Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm, Sat 10.00am - 2.00pm. National, ANZ, Commonwealth, Westpac and Metway and most Building Societies have 24 hour Automatic Teller machines.

Electricity Standards

In Australia we use 240 volts at 50Hz

Driving Rules

Driving Rules are available at the Department of Transport Office which is situated in Surfers Paradise at Upton Street Bundall. Australians drive on the LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD.

Customs Rules

Coming Soon.

Radio and Television

Up to 9 "free to air" television channels are available from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern New South Wales:

FM Stations available are:

Post Offices and Stamps

Australian Postage stamps must be used on all mail posted within Australia. Stamps can be purchased at all Post Offices or at vending machines at the Post Offices after hours. Newsagents also dispense stamps.

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