Weather and climate
Adelaide has warm winters, and cool, dry summers. The average high for November is 23 degrees C and average low is 14 degrees. Evenings can be quite chilly, as the temperature tends to drop quickly.
Passport and Visa
All international competitors should ensure they have a valid passport and visa for entry into Australia. For more information, check the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
Australia uses the Australian dollar ($AUD). When paying cash, totals are rounded up or down to the nearest 5 cents. Credit cards (with paywave/paypass) are accepted at most locations. Most banks are open 9-5 weekdays, but ATMs are commonplace and available 24/7.
Telephone and Internet
Wifi is available in most hotels, and in some cafes, restaurants and public places. Local pre-paid sim cards are available at most petrol stations and supermarkets.
Australia calling code +61
In Australia the socket type is Type I, and electricity is supplied at 230V. Adaptors may be needed for appliances from some countries. Click here for more information.
English is the national language of Australia, and all information and signage (apart from a few exceptions in Mandarin in major tourist locations) is in English. Australians – as a generalisation – do not tend to speak languages other than English, and if they do it may not be beyond a conversational level.