Be aware that not all airports remain open all night; travelers should check with the airline.
If you need a letter of invitation please contact Dr. Iris Drower, IASE President at : [email protected].
The Australian currency unit is the Australian Dollar (AUD). The dollar is a decimal currency system, made up of cents (100 cents equal one dollar). The currency comes in denominations of $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 notes, and , coins $2, $1, 50¢, 20¢, 10¢, and 5¢. The notes are made of a flexible, durable plastic, and each denomination is a different colour. The one hundred dollar note is green in colour, the fifty dollar note is yellow in colour, the twenty dollar note is red in colour, the ten dollar note is blue, and the five dollar note is a light purple.
The Australian coins sizes are not proportional to their value. The smallest coin in both size and value is the five cent coin. The largest coin in size is the fifty cent coin which has twelve sides. The two dollar coin is a gold coin and smaller in diameter to the one dollar coin. The one dollar coin is also a gold colour, but not as thick as the two dollar coin. The other denominations of coins are the twenty cent and the ten cent pieces. Australia no longer users the 1 cent and 2 cent coins, so all prices advertised are rounded to the nearest five cents at the cashier.
facilities are can be found throughout Perth and the metropolitan area,
including the Perth International Airport. The majority of banks in the
city center will also exchange currencies and accept traveller's cheques.
Some of the larger hotels and resorts also offer currency exchange. The
rates will vary from place to place. To get the best rate when exchanging
your money, visit one of the city banks or currency exchange centers.
Exchange facilities can be found throughout Perth and the metropolitan area, including the Perth International Airport. The majority of banks in the city center will also exchange currencies and accept travelers cheques. Some of the larger hotels and resorts also offer currency exchange. The rates will vary from place to place. To get the best rate when exchanging your money, visit one of the city banks or currency exchange centers.
Credit cards can be used for a wide range of goods and services throughout WA, due to their wide acceptance. The most commonly accepted and used credit cards in Australia are Visa, Bankcard, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Club.
The large international hotels,
resorts, restaurants and cafes accept
most credit cards. To save embarrassment it is advisable to check if your
card is accepted before you go to pay the bill. Some of the larger department
stores, duty free stores, and boutique
stores display a sign at the entrance to the store showing what cards are
The winter months in Perth are from June to August and are mild, with an average temperature of 18 degrees C during the day, and 9 degrees C at night. The wettest month of the year is July, and the average yearly rainfall is around 880mm. The rain seems to come down hard and quickly, and will be followed in many instances with sunny periods. It rarely gets cold enough for snow to fall or frost to form.