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Alcohol: Legal drinking age is 18 years and older. Bring ID to prove your age. Alcohol can only be purchased in liquor outlets and hotels (not in supermarkets).
Electricity: 240/250 volts AC 50Hz Universal outlets for 110 volts (shavers only) standard in hotels, apartments, motels.
Emergency: Dial 000 for police, ambulance, fire.
Language: English. Translation and multilingual tours available. Telstra’s Foreign Language Service offers telephone assistance in nine languages.
Local Government: Be mindful of local laws when it comes to drinking in a public space, animals and parking. Information can be found here.
Measures: Metric system.
Post Offices: Australia Post offices are generally open 9am to 5pm weekdays, 9am to 12pm Saturdays.
Religion: Australia is multicultural. Discrimination is an offence. Mosques, temples, Christian churches, and prayer rooms are located throughout the region. Specific dietary requirements are available (halal, kosher).
Road Rules: Left hand side driving. View speed limit signs. Seat belts are mandatory. Strict drink driving laws apply. Bring your current driver’s licence if you want to hire a vehicle. See QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads for more information.
Smoking: Queensland has strict tobacco laws. There is no smoking in indoor public places and no sales to children under 18 years. Visit QLD Health for more information.
Swimming: There is no nude bathing permitted in Queensland.
Telephones: Australian international code 61.
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST): GMT + 10 hours. There is no daylight saving in Queensland.