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Australia Country Quickfacts

  • This way!
  • Kangaroo grassing through the dunes
  • Circular quay and The Opera House - two of the best photo opportunities on all Australia vacations.
  • Surfer races the Quiksilver & Roxy Pro World
  • Kangaroo road sign
Area:  7,682,300 km2

4025 km east-west. 3220 km north-south.
Capital: Canberra
Country Code: 61
Country Population: 23,700,000
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Credit Card Fees: Credit card fees are not included in prices as they are in North America. Fees will be added when using credit cards.
Currency: Australian Dollar
Departure Tax: $27AUD - Usually buried within airline fares.
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 240 V
Ethnic Groups:  White 92%, Asian 7%, Aboriginal and other 1%
Location:  Southern Pacific hemisphere
Official Language(s): English
Prices: Taxes are included in prices and not quoted separately.
Religion: No state religion. Divided amongst Christian, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism.
Time Zone: FJT (UTC+12)
Tipping: Tipping in restaurants is not necessary but is becoming more common. Australians leave tips for good restaurant service, but usually only in expensive restaurants. For example: 10% for good service appears to be the usual figure, with more for exemplary service.



Australia Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia. 

Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia tours today!


Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.



Book your Australia tour with Goway!

With more than 250 Australia tours and experiences, Goway’s Downunder wizards can offer you many ways to explore, and enjoy Australia. Choose from a simple city stopover, see the country highlights on one of our classic itineraries,  enjoy an Island stay, a self drive holiday, a Holiday of a Lifetime and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting.

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