Australia Timezone&OtherTips

UTC+8 to +10.5, DST +8 to +11 (used in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and the ACT. )

The legal drinking age throughout Australia is 18 years.

The tap water in Australia is almost always safe to drink. At sites where tap water is untreated, water sterilization tablets may be used as an alternative to boiling.

Travellers from New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Malta and Norway are entitled to free reciprocal Medicare treatment for medical problems that occur during their visit, but should familiarise themselves with the conditions of the reciprocal arrangement.

Racism is a sensitive subject in Australia. The indigenous population of Australia are sometimes called "Abos". This is considered a racist term.

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