Here you will find important tips and useful information for Australia.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Australian dollar AUD
Currency exchange rate
AUD 1 = ~ CHF 0.64 ; CHF 1 = ~ AUD 1.55 (09/2022)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
+ 7-10 h / + 6-8 h during our summer time
+ 9 h (Papua New Guinea)
011 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid after end of stay with visa.
Canberra, 7 Melbourne Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603
Tel.: +61 2 6162 8400
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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)
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 ‰.
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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