Australia Warnings and Dangers

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Australia Warnings and Dangers

  • King Cross

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Kings Cross is the place to be for a gang rape experience by maori bouncers and prostitues whilst your partner gets beaten up out the back. I guess you could say we were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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  • Sharks

    Perth Warnings and Dangers

    Although the chances are very slim, while i was in Perth, a bloke was killed by a shark on Cottesloe beach, the main tourist beach! that was in 2001 in 2013, the siren went off as there were sharks in the bay and 4 helicopters circled keeping an eye on them. dont youre more likely to be killed by a cow than a shark!

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  • Crime

    Brisbane Warnings and Dangers

    Brisbane is one of the safest major cities in Australia, with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Both men and women should be able to walk around the CBD (Downtown) at all hours of the night and day and feel perfectly safe. There are no gang and very few violent crime related issues in Brisbane, so there aren't any "no go" areas as such....

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  • Water safety.

    Gold Coast Warnings and Dangers

    If you come to the Gold Coast then you are most likely going to enjoy one of the long, white, sandy beaches. Beaches in Australia are patrolled by volunteer Lifesavers for your safety. Some people are not aware that they are getting sunburnt, and dehydrated badly! On the Beach, they have flags, and there is usually a notice nearby telling you what...

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  • Native Fauna

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    IN Adelaide? You are more likely to be a victim of Adelaide's terrible drivers ;-) or ripped off than be hurt by Adelaide's creatures or other natural dangers. Some that people talk about are Octopus The blue ringed octopus is very small and highly toxic. The do live in coastal areas around Adelaide. They live inside small crevices which can...

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  • Crime

    Canberra Warnings and Dangers

    Thankfully this is not a warning but rather a message to put your mind at ease when visiting Canberra. Australia and Australian cities are amongst the safest travel locations in the world. Canberra, the Capital of Australia and oft described as a big country town, is very safe from a visitor perspective with one small exception which would not...

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  • Wildlife.

    Hobart Warnings and Dangers

    There are not many dangers in Hobart, it is a nice quiet city, the danger gets when you get out of the city, with snakes (deadly) , big waves (deadly), sharks (deadly), but I did survive them all, so it ain't bad at all, just watch out for them and don't be stupid.

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  • Bag snatching / Pickpockets etc

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Sydney is mostly safe, apart from some dodgy areas. Here are some areas that you should avoid and places you should be safe: SAFE: South Sydney (Cronulla, Woolooware, Sutherland). East Sydney (Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay). Bondi (relatively safe) Most of the city AVOID: Redfern (if you have to go to Redfern avoid Eveleigh Street at all...

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  • Kanagaroo's and Emu's

    Perth Warnings and Dangers

    Kangeroos are everywhere along the roads if u drive away from perth city. It is very saddening every morning to see fresh carcasses of kangeroos lying by the roadside. As with all road trips, keep the driving to daylight hours only. Highways are not lit and kangeroos can jump out anytime. And i heard from my friend that kangeroos are actually...

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  • Transport

    Brisbane Warnings and Dangers

    I know in some Countries there is no need to do this, as Buses stop at all stops. In Brisbane and suburbs it is different, you must put your arm out to "hail the bus." If you don't do this, then the Bus will drive straight past and you may have to wait a long time for the next one to come along. Look at the sign, and you will see Bus and a person...

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  • Schoolies Week.

    Gold Coast Warnings and Dangers

    If you ever want to avoid the Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, well, when Schoolie's week is on is the time to do it. At the end of November, and the 1st week of December every year, thousands of School leavers converge on the Coast for a good time, I'm afraid its not a good time for a lot of them or for you! Drunkness, Drugs,...

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  • Weather

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    Here in Adelaide South Australia we are experiencing a phenomena of 'Extreme Weather'! We are living through the hottest and longest heatwave ever recorded - one can't help but think about global warming. Last Summer we endured 15 days straight when the weather was 38 degrees celcius or above. This Summer, over just the last few days, we have...

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  • Wildlife

    Canberra Warnings and Dangers

    There is a great opportunity for visitors to Canberra to se over 500 Eastern Grey kangaroos within minutes of the Canberra City! Just travel down Ginninderra Drive from the city and turn into Baldwin Drive, the driveway to the Belconnen Naval Transmitter Station is about 2km up the road on the left. You wont be allowed into the site but there are...

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  • Spiders / Snakes / Animals

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I am not too sure u will find these in your hotel, but just to be on the safe side! I live in Sydney and know that we have the Funnel Web Spider, known to cause 14 fatalities and a painful, venomous bite! There is also the Red Back Spider, Widow Spider- cause painful bites and the ugly, quite scary Huntsman that poses no threat to humans- only a...

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  • Sunburn

    Brisbane Warnings and Dangers

    Brisbane is capital of the Cancer State! Yes we suffer the highest incidence of sun cancers in the world. Don't add to the statistics. Slip, Slop, Slap! Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat, Slip, Slop, Slap! You can stop skin cancer - say: "Slip, Slop, Slap!" .............and wrap on the sunnies to protect your eyes!

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  • Wildlife.

    Gold Coast Warnings and Dangers

    Pelicans, they love to eat fish!, so if you are fishing and there is a Pelican nearby, you had better wind it in quick, or lose it! They have been known to chase after people for the fish. Also, heading along the Ocean side towards Main Beach, on every light post if you look up, you will see a Pelican sleeping or preening itself!

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  • Transportation

    Adelaide Warnings and Dangers

    The speed limit in Adelaide is usually 60 kph. If you drive 70 kph instead and you are caught it costs you AUD 133. :( Drivers in Adelaide are very considerate. There is not so much fighting and showing off as I knew it from other cities. Only riding a bike is quite dangerous on main roads without bicycle path. Cars pass incredibly close to your...

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  • Traffic

    Canberra Warnings and Dangers

    Car Parking, this was one place where we drove round and round! There is a large underground car park beneath the Forecourt of the building with a time limit of three hours, but this was completely full. Outside, and the are plenty of parking bays, but these were all full too, unless you wanted to walk a long way, which my husband couldn't do...

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  • Water and general safety

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I had never heard of these until I saw them on the beach. They aren't bottles, and they aren't glass. But they are blue and they are similar to a jellyfish! YIKES! These are also called a Portugese Man of War and they generally can be found in the summer months in parts of Australia. I've seen them on several of Sydney's northern beaches after...

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  • Marine Life

    Brisbane Warnings and Dangers

    It is a good idea NOT to go swimming in the Brisbane River, as it is home to approx 500 Bull Sharks. The bull shark is known for its aggressive nature and has been the cause of a few deaths in the River, and fatal maulings in the Gold Coast Canals. The bull shark lives in both saltwater and freshwater and can travel far up rivers and has been found...

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  • Politics

    Canberra Warnings and Dangers

    In total, the national parliament has under 250 politicians: even including their personal staff you have probably no more than a thousand people. And remember, if you're an Australian citizen and you're unimpressed by 'the Pollies', the people of Canberra didn't invite them: you're the ones who keep sending them here! . So when the media says...

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  • Driving and Transport

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    If you are traveling on sydneys trrains on weekends there will most likely be track work at the station your leaving or going to When trackwork happens passangers must hop on a cityrail bus that will take you to the station Cityrail bus journeys takes allot more time than train trips. Also there are trafic jams Try & take city buses to get to...

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  • Sun / Sunburn

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Follow those steps even if not at the beach on a 35 degree day!! Walking around in Summer, wear a hat and sunscreen. I enjoyed a brunch with a spaghetti strap dress on- was there for around 2 hours. Got to my house and my shoulders were 'red as a beetroot' was the term. It was not the first time i have been badly sunburnt in Sydney due to my fair...

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  • Drinking

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Be careful after dark around Central Station, which is where the vast Sydney Central YHA (youth hostel) is. Also be EXTREMELY careful in Redfern at night. It can't be stressed enough. Don't go there unless you have a specific reason to. Scan each street BEFORE you start to walk down it. If you see unsavoury people milling about, assess whether it...

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  • Drugs

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I went to the Ivy Club/bar in March. I stayed there for 4 hours. Ivy has a hole in the roof meaning its outdoors. Thios places disgusts me! There are smokers everywhere. & if your a person that has respiratory Illnesses you will get sick just for going to this place I'm an Asthmatic & i got a throat Infection from all the idiots smokers at IVY. I...

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  • You may never want to leave!

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    Sydney is an easy, carefree city and I can see why you wouldn't want to leave. During my visit I found myself wondering what it would be like to live in such a beautiful city. I didn't want to leave and I promised myself that even though I had to leave, I would return very soon.

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  • Taxis

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    I didn't really have a great experience with taxi drivers in Sydney. One of them was too busy listening to the football to answer my questions, another was chatting on the phone to someone in a foreign language and most of them were just really bad drivers - racing up behind other cars and screaming to a stop.

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  • Money Changing

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    DO NOT USE THIS REAL GAP PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY AND NOT TRAVEL WITH REAL GAP BUT WITH A DIFFERENT COMPANY DESPITE PAYING THEM £599 THEY GAVE ME NO HELP WHATSOEVER AND I WAS PRETTY MUCH LEFT ON MY OWN IN THE MIDDLE OF TOKYO. Anything that they do for you, you can pretty much do yourself. If you want safety, research your area thoroughly, and...

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  • Bush Fires

    Sydney Warnings and Dangers

    There's nothing quite like a raging bushfire. You can have ample warning and still it can overrun you. When driven by a strong westerly wind that skips trees and lights gaseous fireballs created by oil evapourating from the eucalypts, it is a frightening thing to behold. Everything is scorched, native fauna the most pitiful sight as koalas and...

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  • ROAD WORKS ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY

    The Pacific Highway is the major route travelling along the coast from Brisbane to Sydney.It is very busy route and the one most travelers take to travel between the two major cities.At one stage, it was only a 2 lane road, now some is four lanes in quite a few places making it a lot better.It is bypassing towns making it faster travelling, and...

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  • SALTWATER CROCODILE'S

    Most people have heard there are Crocodile's in Australia and that they are very dangerous, yet still people go swimming in water-holes even when signs tell them not too! It is very sad reading the paper about a tourist losing their life through silliness!The saltwater, or estuarine crocodile is found in estuaries, rivers, lagoons and in the Oceans...

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  • Telephone Communications

    Coming from the US, we were told that our phones would work, and they did not. My phone was Verizon and it couldn't get any bars. The concierge at the hotel said that Verizon says that they have good connections and they don't. And he gave us directions to the main phone companies. We ended up going to Optus. They said my phone was locked and sent...

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  • Seeking "Nemo"

    Be aware of the East Australian Current when you visit Australia.This is a warm off-shore current part of the anti-clockwise pattern of Southern Hemisphere Pacific currents. It pushes southwards from Tropical Australia and can be detected between northern Queensland and Sydney."How does that affect me?" you may well ask. One practical phenomenon...

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  • Is Australia Dangerous?

    If,as you do in any other place of the world, heed the local warnings and generally be sensible you will be fine. Danger is not lurking around every corner.After reading all my warnings and dangers on my Queensland Page....all 34 of them at this point in time (2013), a VT friend said she would be frightened to come here."Oh my goodness" I thought,...

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  • SUMMER IN AUSTRALIA

    Summer [December-January-February] is HOT in Australia. Temperatures, depending on where you are visiting, can reach up to 50°c.Inland and in the centre is very hot weather. To the north in places like Cairns and Darwin, you can expect hot and humid weather in Summer. The humidity makes it feel hotter than it is. It is in these parts of the country...

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  • Mind the Level Crossings.

    In certain parts of Australia the only way you know there could be a train passing across the road in front of you is there a road sign to warn you and/or you see the tracks. You might hear a train whistle or you might miss the sound altogether. And diesel trains are so much quieter than the' old puffin billy'. Trains come both ways so...

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  • JELLYFISH - danger! danger!

    THE DEADLY JELLYFISHDo you know that the BOX JELLYFISH (also known as the sea wasp) has been responsible for more deaths in Australia than snakes, sharks and saltwater crocodiles?Do you know that the IRUKANDJI JELLYFISH has venom 100 times more potent than a cobra snake and that its venom is more deadly than the Box Jellyfish? Has caused two...

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  • BUSH WALKING & TICKS

    I do not wish to alarm you, but just want to warn you about Ticks that live in Australian bushland. They can attach to your skin when you’re out in the Australian bush and then feed on your blood for several days. In saying this, I do a lot of Bush walking, and have only ever had a Tick attach onto me twice. The first time, I pulled it out myself...

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  • A "BLACK SPOT"

    When driving on Australian roads, there is a good chance you will come across one of the notices like seen in my photo.The notice states that it is part of the "Black Spot Program."This is part of the Government commitment to reduce car crashes, some often resulting in deathon Australian roads. They are the areas where a lot of crashes occur, so...

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  • Misleading immigration advice

    1 I intended to immigrate to Australia and considered the services of an immigration agency. In2009, I approached ASA Consultants and an agent (Lizelle Enslin) did an initial assessment. She wrote to me on 30 Jan 2009: "We are happy to advise that you appear to be in a position to make a successful application for an Australian visa !". She...

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  • Import of tobacco products

    I flew out of Melbourne a few days before Sep 1st, 2012 and saw a notice posted in the airport mentioning that, starting on that date, the allowed quantity of tobacco products introduced into the country is being reduced from 250 grams to 50 grams, or 50 cigarettes. Reason for 50 is probably because local cigarette packs are 25 or 50 pieces, which...

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  • Camping can be the Death of You

    Camping in Australia is not without its dangers.I've just cleaned up the mess from a large branch, diameter 600mm at its base and about 8 metres long which fell from a huge gum tree at my local archery club car park. Had it hit someone or something it could have had dire consequences. It reminded me of a recent camping death of a young man near...

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  • NO NIGHT DRIVING

    While driving at night in the outback go slowly as there will be many kangaroos hopping around at night and if they jump in front of you they can cause serious damage to your car, so best to reach your destination before dark.

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  • ALWAYS CARRY AND USE A STRONG MOSQUITO...

    MOSQUITOS Well, it seems mother nature is still in "pay back mode". after the huge floods, and cyclones that have devistated the north of Australia in Queensland and Victoria we find there is a NEW menace out there in south eastern South Australia!!!and it is once again mosquitoes that are carrying a new type of disease ...this time...

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  • IN THE NORTH IN SUMMER BEWARE OF...

    NORTHERN AUSTRALIA The summer months in Australia is the time to enjoy the many marvellous beaches.. As there are so many wonderful beaches to choose from and in some locations really exotic..Like the Whitsundays ,and the Barrier Reef there are lovely beaches all around its ten thousand mile coastline..BUT they are not without their dangers. The"...

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