State of Victoria Local Customs

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State of Victoria Local Customs

  • Pako Festa

    Geelong Local Customs

    The Polish/Australian community.. in their lovely traditional costumes. Many of these people have special schools operating, in the hope that their children will not forget their heritage, language and culture. These classes usually take place once a week, for a couple of hours.

  • Baywalk Bollards

    Geelong Local Customs

    Too often people drive right through Geelong on their way to the famous surf beaches. With money being poured into redevelopment in Geelong (especially the waterfront) Geelong is fast becoming one of Australias most beautiful, modern exciting cities. Without forgetting the past Geelong is moving forward in leaps and bounds.

  • General Tips

    Electricity : 240/250 volt AC 50Hz. Leading hotels provide 110 volt outlets for razors. Australian power outlets take 3 flat prong plugs. Tipping : Usually it is not expected to tip in Australia although this has been slowly changing, predominantly in larger cities. In some restaurants it is a standard practice to leave a tip. The usual amount...

  • Lions Club Meat Trays

    One of the interesting facts that I found out about Victoria is the "meat tray".In the older days of Australian society, most people could not afford enough meat to feed their family, so they would have raffles around towns, in which each worker would go to the bar, and put in a couple shillings for a raffle ticket. The prize was about 50 dollars...

  • Meet up with the crazy Melbourne VTers!

    With the exception of Kuala Lumpur and a few other heavy duty VT meeting spots throughout the World, I would say we have a pretty solid crew of VT members in the Victoria Area. When we have events, people come all the way from Daylesford, Canberra, the US and Malaysia!Keep an eye on the Meetings and Events area for Australia, as you will see the...

  • Weather Geelong & Ballarat

    Geelong has an average summer temperature of between 23 and 12 degrees Celsius and a winter temperature averaging between 14 to 5 degrees Celsius.Ballarat is in the mild to cool climate zone of Australia. Summers can be hot but with cool, refreshing evenings. Winter days range from 5 to 6 centigrade in the morning to 13 to 15 centigrade. Ballarat...

  • At first we hated the pubs or...

    At first we hated the pubs or lack thereof in Melbourne. We expected quaint English pubs and found nothing of the kind. We did eventually come to love them, not for the places or beer, but for the people. In Melbourne, at one time the pubs closed at six to get the workers out and home for dinner, it was called the 'swilling hour.' Though it was no...

  • Melbournites are proud of...

    Melbournites are proud of their local brew, VB. Victoria Bitter is not an English bitter by any stretch of the imagination. It is a drinkable enough brew and do not argue to the contrary to a native, unless you want to be in for a long evening! LOL. Each state serves their beer in different sized glasses. Victoria uses the 'pot' a cute little ten...

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