Time difference with Switzerland
+ 7-10 h / + 6-8 h during our summer time
+ 9 h (Papua New Guinea)
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
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 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
Show due respect while visiting Aboriginal meeting and gathering places. For example, «Uluru» (Ayers Rock) is considered as a sacred mountain in Aboriginal mythology.
For current travel informations visit also http://www.eda.admin.ch/