Travel Tips

There are so many ways to travel around Australia’s South West and plenty of wonderful things to see and do along the way. To help you get the most out of your trip, here are some useful links and travel tips.  

Road Safety - For road rules and tips for driving on the roads of Australia's South West. More...

Time Zone of Western Australia (WA) - Australia’s South West shares the same time zone as the whole of WA, which puts it two hours behind New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania and one and a half hours behind South Australia. Queensland and the Northern Territory don't participate in Daylight Saving (Summer Time) so from April to October Queensland is two hours ahead and from November to March one hour ahead. The Northern Territory is one and a half hours ahead from April to October and half an hour ahead from November to March.   More

School and Public Holidays - On average, Western Australia has 10 public holidays per year, most of which commemorate landmark Australian historic events, or religious celebrations. More

Banking - Banks are open from 9.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays. Automatic Teller Machines are plentiful and readily available. More

Currency - Australia has a decimal currency system and you can find out how much your currency is worth at today's exchange rate using an online currency converter. More

Emergency Information - Travelling around Australia’s South West can take you to some remote areas. To make sure you are well informed and prepared, here are some useful tips and contact numbers. More

Alcohol Laws in Western Australia - Each state and territory in Australia has different liquor laws. The Liquor Licensing Act 1988 regulates and controls how alcohol is to be sold, supplied and consumed in Western Australia. More

Health and Safety - While Australia is considered to be a very safe country, it is still wise to be cautious and well prepared to ensure you have a safe and memorable holiday. More

Customs Information - Visitors from some countries are required to secure visas on or before arrival. Moreover, to help maintain the pristine natural environment Western Australia is famous for, there are certain items you need to declare at customs before bringing them into the State. More

Working Holidaymakers - A working holiday in Australia’s South West offers something for everyone - sun, adventure, an awesome natural environment and friendly people. More

Self Drive Holidays in Australia's South West

Driving in Australia's South West

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