Country Information

Australia

Immigration Requirement : An Electronic Travel Authority (Visitor) visa is designed for people who are outside Australia and want to visit Australia for holidays, tourism, recreation or for informal study. You can stay for up to three months on each visit within the validity of the visa. ETAs are valid for 12 months from the date of grant, or for the life of the passport if the passport expires less than 12 months from the date the ETA was granted. Passport valid for at least six months required by all nationals. (For visa fee, please click Visa for detailed information)

Currency :
Australia was the first country in the world to have a complete system of bank notes made from plastic (polymer). These notes provide much greater security against counterfeiting. Australia’s currency comprises coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denominations; and notes of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar denominations.

Weather :
Like all countries in the southern hemisphere (the hemisphere south of the Equator), Australia's seasons follow the sequence: Summer: December to February, Autumn: March to May, Winter: June to August and Spring: September to November

Religion :
Christianity.

Voltage use :
Voltage: 220-240 Volts

Language :
English is the primary language used in Australia. Yet their colourful vocabulary, accent, phonetics system and slang ('Strine') can take a lot of getting used to. In 1788, there were about 250 separate Aboriginal languages spoken in Australia, plus dialects.