- Australia is a safe and comfortable destination.
- No foreign language, no weird money, no worries – just wonders!
- Stable political environment.
- By the time you enjoy your in-flight movies, your meals and a nap you’ll be Down Under!
- Favourable exchange rate.
- Australians are friendly! Candid, optimistic and value mateship.
- Australia is an adventurer’s playground.
- 50,000 years of ancient culture.
- Roll out your swag – absorb the flavour of rural Australia.
- Wine and Dine – sample the exotic flavors of Australian cuisine from Barramundi to Balmain Bugs!
Driving in Australia
- There are road tolls in many Australian cities and these vary from road to road. The charge is collected electronically and charged to the customer’s credit card. The process will be explained to your customers when they collect their hire car.
- You can take the hired car across the islands but not all rental companies allow for their cars to be transported on the ferry, so it is best to please check with them directly.
- An international drivers licence is not necessary to drive in Australia. But, if the licence is not in English, many car hire companies require drivers to obtain an international driver’s license from the applicable Automobile Association in their home country.
- One of the most popular self-drive routes to cover in one day is The Great Ocean Road from Melbourne.
- All visitors (except those from New Zealand) require a visa, which needs to be obtained prior to arrival in Australia.
- Travellers are permitted to bring no more than three months’ supply of prescribed medicines into Australia. The medicines should be declared on arrival, in the original packaging and accompanied by a doctor’s prescription. Additional information can be found at Australian Customs and Border Protection Service website, and the Customs and Quarantine fact sheet.
- No vaccination is required unless you have visited a country infected by yellow fever within six days of arrival. Refer Australian Customs and Border Protection Service
- There is no limit to the amount of currency you can bring in or out of Australia, however, if you plan to arrive in Australia with more than AUD$10,000 in cash (Australian dollars or foreign equivalent), you must declare it to Australian Customs when you land.
- Visitors can only bring 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of cigars/tobacco products into Australia. Refer Customs and Quarantine fact sheet.
- Visitors can only bring up to 2.25 litres (0.5 imperial gallons or 0.59 US gallons) of alcoholic beverages (liquor, wine and Champagne) per adult.
- Australia’s customs laws prevent you from bringing drugs, steroids, weapons, firearms and protected wildlife into Australia. Some common items such as fresh or packaged food, fruit, eggs, meat, plants, seeds, skins and feathers are also prohibited.
- Luggage will usually be scanned on arrival, and food items will typically be confiscated. It is best that visitors do not bring food items into Australia. There are very tight quarantine restrictions in place and Australian authorities take this extremely seriously.
- Best time to visit Australia: Australia is a destination that is great to visit year-round! Winter in the southern parts of the country is relatively mild and coincides with the best weather in the tropical north. For more information, check out the Climate & Weather fact sheet
- The dry season April – October: There is usually perfect weather during this time with warm temperatures, low levels of humidity, very limited rainfall
- Winters: Australia does not experience extreme winters. The weather is relatively mild, and snowfalls do not occur in the major gateway cities. The average max temperature in Sydney during winter is 16° Celsius
- Monsoon: This season is usually experienced between the months of November and March. Whilst a lot wetter than the dry season, visitors will get to experience the region when it is extremely green and lush, and the waterfalls are spectacular full flow. The rain tends to fall mostly in short bursts in the late afternoon