Australia has a population of more than 24 million people and is the sixth largest country in the world. Most live in coastal areas and major capitals such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, which are also the country's tourist epicenters.

Australia Information

Best time to go

The best months to visit Australia are September and October, in which it is quite hot for the beach in the southern states, cold enough to walk through Uluru and the humidity and rainfall does not reach Cairns.

Transportation

Australia is a huge country, but traveling through it is simpler than it seems. If you do not have a lot of time and want to travel great distances, the best option is the internal flights by plane. Otherwise, the train or the car are two other great options in which you can enjoy the great diversity of landscapes offered by the country.

Weather

The climate of Australia varies according to the zone of the continent: from warm and tropical in the north, to cold and even snowed in the south.

To know before you go

Both citizens of the European Union and those of Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay and Bolivia require a visa to visit Australia. For more information visit www.eta.immi.gov.au

Lenguage

The official language in Australia is English. However, the cultural diversity of the population means that there are more than 200 languages spoken in different sectors of the Australian community.

Electricity

Australia’s electricity supply operates at 230/240 volts and two- to three-pin plug sockets are used.

Currency

The currency of Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD). Foreign currencies can be easily changed in banks, currency exchange offices and some hotels. Among the most common are the US Dollar, the Euro and the New Zealand Dollar.

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