The legal drinking age in Australia is 18.
Banks are open 9:30am until 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9:30am until 5:00pm, Friday. Some Banks, Building Societies, and Credit Unions are also open on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings.
Australia’s summers are generally hot, especially inland, but are tempered by sea breezes on the coast. Our winters are mild. Everyone should use sunscreen of at least SPF15 when outdoors, even in winter. Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancers and melanoma in the world.
Australia is home to the world’s most venomous creatures. They are found in bushland, parks and beaches, and even our own backyards. The two deadliest snakes in the world, the taipan and the eastern brown, can be found here. In fact, Australia is home to 7 of the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world. We are also home to the funnel web spider, the box jellyfish, the blue ringed octopus, and, of course, our best known “nasty” the saltwater crocodile, to name a few. More information and a full list of “the nasties” can be found at www.deadlyaustralians.com.au
It should be noted also that the east coast of Australia is the only place in the world where you will find the paralysis tick.