Passports and VisasPassport required for entry.
TimeEst + 13-15 hours
Languages SpokenEnglish is the official language
CurrencyAustralian dollar, divided into 100 cents and coined in 5, 10, 20, 50, $1, and $2 pieces
Gratuity TipsIt is customary to tip food and drink waiters up to 10 percent of the bill for good service. At any time, tipping is your choice.
Taxes and VATSUnder the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), tourists can claim a refund at the departure gates for GST(10%)and WET (14.5% Wine Equalisation Tax) paid on goods purchased in Australia that they "take" with them. Note: This is subject to certain conditions.
Banks, Credit Cards, ATMsTravelers checks can be cashed at banks or larger hotels. The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, Bankcard, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, JCB and their affiliates.
Use of these cards may be restricted in smaller towns, country areas and small retail shops. Banks have ATMs located outside the branch or in the foyer, that can be accessed 24 hours a day. Before arriving to Australia, make sure that your credit cards have been authorized for international access.
Driver License RequirementsTourists must carry a valid overseas drivers license, for the same class of vehicle, when driving in Australia. Note: Australians drive on the left hand side of the road and the steering wheel is on the right hand side of the car.
Clothing RequirementsThe clothing that you pack will need to cater to your destination. Australia's seasons are opposite of the northern hemisphere. The summer months (December - February) in the southern regions are warm to hot and lightweight clothes are suitable. Evenings tend to cool off so a sweater or jacket is recommended. The winter months (June - August) in the southern regions require warmer clothes.
The northern regions of Australia are hot all year round so lightweight clothing with natural fibers works well.
Tourism Informationabout 2.8 million visitors annually, call 800-369-6863 in the U.S. or Click for More Information
Health InformationNo vaccinations required for entry.
Australia surrounds honeymooners with natural beauty and excitement. Australia is vast, almost double the size of Europe, and the landscape varies from endless sun baked horizons, to dense tropical rainforests, to amazing beaches. Its cities, scattered along the coasts, blend a European enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport and the outdoors. In Australia your options range from exploring pulsating cities like Sydney, where you can enjoy a day at Bondi beach and then world-class entertainment at the Sydney Opera House; the outback, to see the visually stunning Ayers Rock; or, go to Cairns to SCUBA dive in the amazing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. An Australia honeymoon is an adventure to an amazing place to enjoy with your new spouse and love of your life.
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Destination Wedding Information
- Notice - one calendar month
- Apply - by mail
- What's legal - both civil & religious
- Language - English
- Medical - no
- Witnesses - 2