Brisbane Travel Info

Airport

BrisbaneGiggle & Hoot & Friends On Stage. Read more … »‘s Domestic and International Airports are located a mere 20 minutes from the city centre. Telephone:+61 7 3406 3000 Web:www.brisbaneairport.com.au

Airtrain

Airtrain is a privately owned and operated railway located at Brisbane Airport. Airtrain commenced operations in May 2001 with a license from Queensland Transport. Airtrain owns 8.5 kilometers of elevated railway and two stations at Brisbane Airport. Reach Brisbane City via train from both International and Domestic Airports. You can now Pre Purchase Airtrain Ticket Books online and SAVE $15.00 off the regular price. Children travel free on the Airtrain between the Airport and City stations when accompanied by a paying adult. Airtrain operates seven days a week from 4:50am weekdays and 5:50am weekends until the last train at 10:04pm every day of the year. Airtrain Website here.

City Cycle

Brisbane City Council has now released a fleet of bicycles to the public and travellers to use to commute around the city. You will find the bike ‘stations’ in abundance in the inner city area. You will have no problem finding at least one or two bicycles at each bike station available for your use.

Transport Brisbane

Brisbane City Cycle

 

Currency Exchange

Currency exchange bureau’s can be found all around Brisbane International Airport, all around Brisbane City and there is at least one in major shoppingSunshine Coast Region Markets. Read more … » centres. Try the American Express Foreign Exchange – Shop 3, 156 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City. Telephone: 1300 139 060

Disabled Access

Info on disability access is available at any Brisbane City Council Customer Service Centre. www.disability.qld.gov.au

Drinking Alcohol

The legal age limit in Queensland is 18 years old. Identification is required to enter all licensed premises or to purchase alcohol.

Emergencies

For serious emergencies requiring, ambulance, police or fire brigade, dial 000.

Food & Restaurants

Australia has excellent restaurants, cafe’s and other eating places. You can find places to suit any type of budget. The quality of fresh food in Australia is very high and easily accessible.

General Safety

Australia is a safe country in general. However, it is always a good idea to keep personal belongings in a secure place. If you are carrying important personal items, it is a good idea to carry them on you in a place that is secure from any pick pockets. Also, when getting about at night, it is a good idea to stay on main streets and avoid dark off street areas that may look suspicious. No one should ever be assaulted regardless of their sex, what they are wearing or how much they have had to drink, however it is best to be safe and stick to well lit areas and walk in groups. 

Hitchhiking

This practice is strongly discouraged throughout Australia. Highy un-recommended.


Information Services

The Brisbane Visitors and Information Centre is situated on the Queen Street Mall in the City Centre. The only day it is not open is Easter Good Friday and Christmas Day. 

Internet Access

Wireless broadband access is provided by many businesses, hotels, cafe’s and restaurants. You will also find many internet cafe’s around Brisbane.

Language

The main language spoken in Australia is English.

Medications

Visitors are permitted to bring reasonable quantities of prescribed (non-narcotic) medications. All should be clearly labelled. Large quantities should be accompanied by a Doctor’s Certificate. All medication must be carried as hand luggage and declared on arrival.

Smoking

In Brisbane it is illegal to smoke within 4 metres of an entrance to bars, restaurants and any outdoor public places. 

Sun Protection

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. The sun is very strong and it is recommended that you wear sun protection whenever in the sun.

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Stradbroke Island Main beach

Surf & Water Safety

* Many of Australia’s most popular beaches are patrolled by Life Savers or Life Guards. Whenever swimming at these beaches, always swim between the red and yellow flags that are set up as the safest areas for swimming.
* Read and obey warning signs around swimming areas.
* Don’t swim directly after a meal.
* Never run and dive in the water.
* If you have trouble in the water, don’t panic, raise your arm up for help and float and wait for assistance.
* If you get caught in a rip, float with the current (don’t try and swim against it), signal for help and wait for assistance.
* From late October to early May, coastal waters of northern Australia are subjected to venomous box jellyfish. Do not swim in unprotected open beaches during this time. Only swim in protective enclosures.

Taxi Service

Yellow Cabs Taxi Service. Telephone:13 19 24 or w:www.yellowcab.com.au

Telephones

Australia has a very modern telephone system. There are many payphones located throughout the entire country. Local calls are charged at an un-timed amount of 40 cents. Long distance and International calls vary. There are many specialsSpecial Q1 Accommodation Deals. Read more … » available to travellers through use of phone cards.

Time Zones

There are three time zones in Australia:* Eastern Standard Time (EST) for News South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
* Central Standard Time (CST) for South Australia and the Northern Territory. This is half an hour behind EST.
* Western Standard Time (WST) for Western Australia. This is two hours behind EST.

New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia have daylight savings, which commences at the end of October and finishes at the end of March. Tasmania’s daylight savings starts from the beginning of October and goes through until the end of March. Note, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia do not have daylight savings.

Vaccinations

The only vaccination required is if you have come from, or visited a yellow fever infected country, or zone, within six days prior to arrival into Australia. Check with your local doctor if you are unsure.

Weights & Measuring

Metric system


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