Australia Tourist Information
If you have been to different countries and think that nothing will surprise you, then Australia is exactly the country that will win your heart and leave unforgettable impressions for a lifetime.
Unique wealth of flora and fauna; nature reserves; the Great Barrier Reef in the northwest of the country, which stretches for 2500 km and is recognized as one of the wonders of the world; a huge number of beaches, of which there are more than 10 thousand – all this attracts tourists from different parts of the globe.
Australia: location. An amazing country that has the name of the smallest continent in the world and occupies its entire area, the island of Tasmania and a large number of islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Australia: capital. According to thesciencetutor, the city of Canberra is the capital of Australia, where the business, cultural and economic life of the country is concentrated. Compared to other big cities like Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra is a quieter and more relaxed city.
Australia: language. The official state language of Australia is English. But since Australia is considered a country of emigrants, more than 200 languages and dialects can be heard on the streets.
Australia: visa. Traveling to Australia for citizens of Ukraine is impossible without a visa. It should be borne in mind that the Australian Embassy in Ukraine does not deal with visa issues, and the Australian High Commission in London accepts documents for consideration. You can send documents both in electronic form by e-mail, and in paper form using courier services.
Australia: features of customs control. In Australia, you can import goods in the amount of 400 AUD for adults and 200 AUD for children under 18 years of age. This rule applies only in the case of transportation of goods in personal baggage. Persons over 18 are allowed to import duty-free up to 1 liter of alcoholic beverages, 50 cigarettes or 50 g of other tobacco products.
It is forbidden to import: food, drugs, materials of animal and vegetable origin, weapons and ammunition, wildlife or items made from protected animals, certain medical products. It is forbidden to export from the country: animals and plants, wildlife (corals, shells), objects of historical value (without a permit), as well as wood and bamboo products, skin, bones, bird feathers.
Australia: climate and seasonality. Mainland Australia is located in the subequatorial, tropical and subtropical zones. Summer in Australia lasts from November to January, in the north of the country it is warm all year round, the temperature is up to +25 ° C, the temperature in the south of the country is +25 – +33 ° C. Winter lasts from June to August, with an average air temperature of +16 °C. In the southern part of the mainland, the climate is Mediterranean, with hot summers and not very cold winters.
Australia: time. Australia spans 9 time zones. The time difference between Canberra, the capital of Australia, and Kiev is +9 hours.
Australia: currency. The official currency of Australia is the Australian dollar.
Australia: telephone. The international dialing code of Australia is 61. For calls from Ukraine, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 61 + city code a, (for Sydney it is 2, for Melbourne – 3) + phone number.
The emergency phone number is 000.
Ukrainian citizens who have questions about Australian government services can call 131450.
Australia: electric network. Australian outlets are 220V, but you need to take care to purchase adapters for your devices, as the types of outlets are different from European ones.
Australia: Religion. A quarter of the Australian population is Catholic, and 22% of citizens consider themselves non-religious. Widespread: Anglicanism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism.
Australia: public holidays.
January 1 – New Year
January 26 – Australia Day
April 22 – Easter
April 25 – Anzac Day
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – Boxing Day
Australia: attractions. When planning a trip around the country, we recommend paying attention to: the incredible beauty of Lake Hiller, which has an unusual pink color of water; Blue Mountains National Park; Mount Uluru rocks of the Twelve Apostles; the Yarra River Valley; Gippsland Lake, which is world-famous for the color of its water, which is illuminated at night by bioluminescent plants and inhabitants of the lake; the island of Tasmania with the incredible beauty of tropical forests.
Have a nice holiday!