Australian Capital Territory Local Customs

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Australian Capital Territory Local Customs

  • Tipping, GST

    Canberra Local Customs

    In general it is not customary to tip in Australia though this is now changing and ten percent will sometimes be added to hotel bills. In some of the more exclusive restaurants it is usual to tip up to ten percent, but on the whole gratuity is at your own discretion.

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  • Driving, Road Rules

    Canberra Local Customs

    I noticed that in Canberra, above all other cities in Australia, Ute drivers had something to say. In particular, this driver's vehicle was a rolling billboard, although he had so many messages, I didn't know what he was really trying to say. This vehicle is called a Ute, which is short for Utility Vehicle. Shorter than a pickup truck, but normally...

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  • Laws/Crime

    Canberra Local Customs

    In every state there is a State Police Force. eg; NSW Police When your in Canberra they have the Federal Police. In other states Federal Police are reserved for my bigger issues Such as Customs, Border protection etc I must say Federal police are allot tougher than state police force

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  • Dress

    Canberra Local Customs

    Canberra is the seat of the Australian Government and as such the dress code in Canberra is a little more formal than in other cities in the country. For business people it is the norm for both men and women to wear suits.

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  • Climate

    Canberra Local Customs

    The temperatures in Canberra vary considerably from summer to winter. Rug up for the winter months as temps often drop below zero at night and are usually below 10C in the day. . In summer the temperatures are usually mild but can rise above 30C. Autumn (March to May) in Canberra is simply gorgeous. The days are sunny and crisp, the trees are...

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  • Festivals, markets

    Canberra Local Customs

    The day we were in Canberra (Feb 2005), we were lucky to catch the start of a 10 day multicultural festival, held in one of the main squares of the city. There was free entertainment by travelling acts and members of the region's multicultural community, a street parade featuring representatives from what must have been all of Canberra's different...

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  • Black Swan

    Australia is famous for its black swans which are indeginous to this continent. You can see these beautiful black swans at Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of Canberra city.

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  • Life in Canberra

    The pace of life is Canberra is very laid back and relaxed. The city is spread out, so there are many suburbs with their own neighbourhood areas, shopping areas etc.Most of the shops close around 5-6pm, except for big supermarkets, restaurants, cafe etc.There are not many public buses and they are not frequent, so the best ways are to either rent a...

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