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Here you can find simple tips and background information to help you make the most of your holiday in Western Australia.

Time Zone of Western Australia

WA is two hours behind Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania time and one and a half hours behind South Australia and Northern Territory time.

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WA School and Public Holidays

WA school and public holidays mostly commemorate landmark Australian historic events, or religious celebrations, with an average of ten public holidays per year.

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Australian Currency and Tipping

Australian currency uses the decimal currency system and tipping is generally not expected within Australia.

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Australian Banking

Australian banking hours are from 9.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays. Automatic Teller Machines are plentiful and readily available.

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Emergency Information

Travelling around the state of Western Australia can take you to some remote areas. Here are some important contact numbers to keep in mind to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.

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Western Australian Alcohol Laws

Western Australian alcohol laws are controlled by the Liquor Control Act 1988 which regulates how alcohol is to be sold, supplied and consumed.

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Health and Safety

Handy tips to remember for your next trip to WA to ensure you have a safe and memorable holiday. While Australia is considered to be a very safe country, it is still wise to avoid dangerous situations.

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Australian Customs Information

Australian Customs and Immigration officers manage and monitor visas at all international entry ports.

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Australian Cross Border Movements

Australian cross border movement legislation was introduced in 2006, to protect Australians from money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

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Aboriginal Land Permits

Western Australia's Indigenous people are embracing tourism opportunities as a means of economic sustainability for their families and communities.

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Australian Working Holidays

An Australian working holiday offers sun, adventure, an awesome natural environment and friendly people. Nowhere else in the world can you experience and interact with such unique natural attractions.

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Caring for the Environment

Western Australia's array of unique wildlife and natural landscapes makes it a one-of-a-kind holiday destination, but we need your help to preserve it for future generations.

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