Travel advice for Australia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Australia.

Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Australian dollar AUD

Further Information

Credit cards


  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 7-10 h / + 6-8 h during our summer time
+ 9 h (Papua New Guinea)

National language

Official language




Country code for calling Switzerland

011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)


220/240 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid after end of stay with visa.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Canberra, 7 Melbourne Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603
Tel.: +61 2 6162 8400

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Opening hours


9.30 - 16.00 h (Mon - Thu)
9.30 - 17.00 h (Fri)


9.00 - 17.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

  • Left-hand driving.

  • Australian capital area: International driver's license required, in Queensland, South and West Australia as well as in the North Territory recommended.

  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car Rentals (with English Translation).

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Cultural characteristics

Show due respect while visiting Aboriginal meeting and gathering places. For example, «Uluru» (Ayers Rock) is considered as a sacred mountain in Aboriginal mythology.

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While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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