GST : (Goods and Services Tax)
Goods and Services Tax was introduced on July 1, 2000. The Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) enables international visitors to claim a refund of the GST and Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) that you pay on goods bought in Australia, whether used during the holiday or not. The refund applies only to goods taken as hand luggage when leaving the country, after going through passport control. The refund will be paid on goods costing $300 or more, bought from the same store, no earlier than 30 days before leaving the country.
As a visitor, you can purchase lower priced items from one store over a 30 day period and provided that the total amount comes to more than $300, you can cover them all with one tax invoice. When leaving Australia at an international airport, you can collect your refund in cash (up to $200) or you can choose a non-cash option at the TRS booth.Related to:
- Road Trip
National War Memorial - The Spirit of Sacrifice
Adelaide's war memorial, on North Terrace, to commemorate those that died in the two world wars and other later ones. It was unveiled to the public in 1931. 75,000 turned out for the event. Made from granite, bronze and white marble, inside a crypt which bears the names of 5511 men who fell. Outside the bronze figures that kneel before the spirit of duty are a civilian farmer, a student and young girl. They are symbols of the spirit of everyday people who laid down their lives for their country. The other side there is the spirit of womanhood who bravely bared the loss her sons and husbands for the greater good. The bronze lions head fountain represents the continuous memory of those lost.Related to:
- National/State Park
- Historical Travel
Bits and Bobs
Power in Australia is 240/250 AC 50 cycles, with 3 flat-pin(top pins angled).
Adelaide's sister cities are Christchurch in New Zealand, Georgetown in Penang, Austin in Texas and Himeji in Japan.
Sunglasses developed in South Australia by the company Solar Optical Pty Ltd were worn by the first American astronauts on the moon.
Adelaide has two major motor vehicle building industries - Holdens Limited (GMH) and Mitsubishi Australia.
Due to the height of the hills, Adelaide is free from sleet and snow, and even during the wettest mid-year winter months, an overcoat and umbrella, is the only protection you will need from the elements. Adelaide's weather is mild with a cool 15 degrees Celsius (59F) average in July (mid winter) and 29 degrees C (84F) average over the summer period.
Big city?? Adelaide is...
Big city?? Adelaide is actually just a big town that serves an enormous hinterland. The locals have tried to make their city appear bigger than it actually is. They have achieved this by making their suburbs really really small - I think the average suburb has about 7 streets. This makes you think that the city is bigger, as it has hundreds of suburbs.
Esperanto Group Active and...
Esperanto Group Active and well alive. Meetings regularly each monday 7.30 PM till 9.30 PM at Quackers House. (Religious Society of Friends) at Pennington Terrace, Adelaide, next to St Peter's Anglican Cathedral. Easy to find. Theatres, Cinemas, Several museums, close to city placed Zoological Gardens. Several universities ect.
Best time to Visit the Grampians
Probably the best time to visit the Grampians is September - November and April - May. Its a really pretty time but its great to visit and do walks at anytime.
Mount Lofty is a beautiful...
Mount Lofty is a beautiful walk near Adelaide, hilly terrain such greenery, just you and motehr nature
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