Thinking Of Visiting Australia?
Stop Thinking .. Just Do It
Things to know before you go
Before visiting Australia it is important to learn about the country's laws and systems of government in case you run into trouble.
Australia's system of government is found in the liberal democratic tradition. Based on the values of religious tolerance, freedom of speech and association, and the rule of law, Australia's institutions and practices of government reflect British and north American models. At the same time, they are uniquely Australian.
Australia has three levels of law-making , sometimes referred to as three levels of government -that work together to provide Australians with the services they need.
The three levels are:
- federal Parliament - legislates, or makes laws, for the whole of Australia
- six state and two mainland territory parliaments - make their laws for their state or territory
- over 560 local councils - make local laws, called by-laws, for their region or district.
Each level of government has its own responsibilities, although in some cases their responsibilities overlap.
Australians aged 18 years and over vote to elect representatives to federal, state/territory parliaments and to local councils to make decisions on their behalf. This means Australians have someone to represent them at each level of government.
When your here
You’ll be spoilt for choice with Australian accommodation. We have boutique hotels and backpackers, luxury resorts and self-serviced apartments, rustic country pubs and camping.
Getting Around Australia
You know Australia is a big country, but you may not know how easy it is to get around. The untouched beaches that stretch for miles and deserts that touch the horizon are all within your reach. Want to sail the Whitsundays, cross the continent by car or take a train through the rainforest canopy? Following are the different ways you can explore our vast and diverse country. Air, Drive, Bus/coach, Rail, Public Transport, Ferries and Walks.
Find out more about Australia’s 50,000 kilometres of spellbinding coastline.
Wherever you find them, our white, sandy beaches are just as you imagine - uncrowded, unspoilt and utterly enticing. You can marvel at World Heritage-listed wonders, chill out at a beach retreat or just enjoy fish and chips on the shore. However you experience our coastline, the crashing waves and gentle sea breeze are all part of a lifestyle that you won’t want to leave behind.