General Information

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Item

Cost in Australia (A$)
US$
 
McDonald's Big Mac
Bottle of Australian Premium Beer
Can of Coke
Litre of Milk
Loaf of Bread
Mars Bar

A$2.65
A$5.00
A$1.50
A$1.70
A$2.50
A$1.50
A$1.45
A$2.73
A$0.82
A$0.93
A$1.37
A$0.82

Climate And Clothing

September is spring and the temperature range is 11  to 20 ; October is spring and the temperature range is 13  to 22 ; November is spring and the temperature range is 16  to 24 .

Generally Australians are informal dressers. We suggest you bring a jacket and tie with you for special occasions. A light jacket is recommended for evenings.

Airport And Transport

Sydney's central business district is 10km north of the International Airport and takes about 20 minutes to reach by car. A taxi costs approximately A$25. A regular airport to city bus service operates from approximately 0600 to 2100 hours (not recommended for those with large amounts of luggage). Any queries please see the Travellers Information Desk at the Airport.

Banking/Currency

Decimal currency is used in Australia with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = $1) Notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10, and $5. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 denominations.

Currency exchange facilities are available in most banks, hotels and airports and operate normal business hours. Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops, the most widely used being MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club.

Business Hours

Banks generally open from 0930 - 1600 hours Monday - Friday. General office hours are 0900 - 1700hrs Monday - Friday. Post Offices operate these hours, however stamps are often available from hotels.