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General information

Capital – Canberra

Currency – Australian dollar


Australia is divided into 6 states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania and 2 territories; the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

There are three time zones in Australia:

  • Australian Eastern Standard Time ( AEST ) in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland – GMT +10
  • Australian Central Standard Time ( ACST ) in South Australia and Northern Territory – GMT +9.30
  • Australian Western Standard Time ( AWST ) in Western Australia – GMT +8

Wifi and Internet –

Visa – all information on applying for a visa to Australia you find on this website.

Language – the official language is Australian English.


the first ATO Office in Australia is based in Ocean Grove, Victoria.

Christine Smith, multi award winning accessible tourism icon, has joined ATO.
Great Ocean Stays offers fully accessible accommodations and tourist information.

Her experience and enthusiasm to make the travel world more accessible to everyone is outstanding.  Ocean Grove, is located along one of the top 10 iconic roads in the world to enjoy ‘the Great Ocean Road’.

email ATO Office Victoria:



ATO Travel Sheets – Download here

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