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Country Information


Travel money

  • Travel Cash Card in Swiss francs (CHF)
    For ATM cash withdrawals
    For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
  • Banknotes in local currency
    For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Travel Cash

Phone +41 31 710 12 15

Credit cards

  • 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.


Local currency / ISO Code
Australian dollar AUD
Currency exchange rate (effective date)
AUD 1 =~ CHF 0.70 ; CHF 1 =~ AUD 1.42 (01/2020)
Import local currency
unlimited; AUD 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Import foreign currency
unlimited; AUD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared
Export local currency
unlimited; AUD 10'000.00 or more must be declared
Export foreign currency
unlimited; AUD 10'000.00 (equivalent) or more must be declared

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

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 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

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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