Travel to Australia

Australia is a country brimming with so much natural beauty and cultural diversity. Fall in love with the golden-sand beaches and crystal clear oceans, lush and tranquil rainforests and bustling cityscapes oozing with opportunity.

Key facts

  • Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Population: 25 million
  • National dish: Meat Pie
  • Bottle of beer: 8 AUD
  • Official language: English
  • Hello: Hello
  • Capital city: Canberra
  • Minimum wage: 18 AUD/hour
  • Annual temperatures: 4°C - 30°C


Culture

Australia is delightfully multicultural and its modern society is very respectful of the backgrounds and cultures of the people who live and visit the country. Australians are passionate about ‘mateship’ – an Aussie word encompassing equality, loyalty and friendship – as well as sport, and they are an extremely friendly and easy-going nation. It is important to understand the prevalence and history of Indigenous culture in shaping the country, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Best time to visit

Being in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia’s seasons are the opposite to those in Europe and North America. This means the best time to visit is during the iconic Australian summer (December - February). This is the most popular time for tourists who are lured by warm weather and sunshine, perfect for beach days and swimming. The autumn months of March - May are a great time to experience the country’s festivals and visit its vineyards. Winter (June - August) in Australia doesn’t get too cold, so it’s perfect for hiking and even skiing.


Best places to visit

Sydney

Iconic and ever-popular, Sydney welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience its thriving cultural scene and explore its wide range of attractions. No trip would be complete without a visit to the city’s most famous landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House which create an unmistakable panorama.

Perfect for adventure lovers and beach-goers, the Gold Coast offers travellers the ‘best of both worlds’. It is renowned for its fun theme parks and glitzy strip of high-rise buildings, but also its stunning coastline, world-famous waves and subtropical hinterland. The Gold Coast is also home to our Global HQ, spread across an entire office tower floor amidst 360-degree views over the glistening Pacific Ocean.