Australia Travel Do's & Dont's

Travel Dont’s
  • Do not forget to carry photocopies of your identity and other essential documents wherever you go and leave copes with family back home.
  • Do not bring with you prohibited items such as meat, packaged, dairy products or fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke on public transport, most stores and public buildings.
  • Do not blow your nose in public which is socially unaccecatble.
  • Do not swim outside the red and yellow flags at beaches for your safety. This flag designates safe area.
  • Do not swim in the ocean until you have chacked the warnings posted on the beaches.
  • Do not hire any vehicle from unlicensed operators.
  • Do not be surprised by what they wear or not wear on the beaches. Lady Jane is the nude beach in Sydney.
  • Do not be offended being addressed by your first name. In Australia, fisrt names are used both in personal greetings and business, correspondnace, professional titles are not promininet in Australian business culture, and are sometimes dismissed as pretentious.
  • Do not touch, pat or hug other men in public which is considered socially unacceptable.
  • Do not visit without appointmenbt unannounced visits are not of Australian culture. Always make a call before you wish to meet the people.
  • Do not put your elbows on the table when eating and do indicate that you are full by putting your knife and fork parallel on your plate.
Travel Do’s
  • Do carry a list of emergency phone numbers and your embassy contact information.
  • Do make sure you wear waterproof suncream to avoid sun burn when outdoors.
  • Do keep your valuables in the safe deposit of your hotel room safely.
  • Do change money from recognised money changer such as a bank or at airport,
  • Do use the seat belts while driving in Australia which is mandatory if you are cycling then you must wear a helmet.
  • Do sit in the front with the taxi driver which is customary for men in Australia but a women travelling alone should sit in the back left passenger seat of the car.
  • Do wear casual clothing if you are not going to any business function.
  • Do greet with a smile and a handshake. It is customary to shake hands at the beginning and end of a meeting.
  • Do maintain personal space and keep an eye contact when speaking to an Australian which is important their culture.
  • Do bring your own beer at a restaurant except for more upscale restaurants. Bringing your own beer is acceptable and cheaper.
  • Do tip if you enjoyed the service . Tipping is not the general custom in Australia ,waiters ,porters at airports and taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped.