Currency: Australian dollar (A$ or AUD)
Capital city: Canberra
Key phrase to learn: How ya going? (How are you?)
Time difference: Australia has three to five time zones as some areas do not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). From April to October, Perth is 7 hours ahead of the UK, while Sydney is 9 hours ahead.
Average flight time: 22 hours
International phone code: +61
Emergency services number: 000
Public holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1), Australia Day (January 26), Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday), Easter Saturday (Saturday before Easter Sunday), Easter Sunday, Easter Monday (Monday after Easter Sunday), Anzac Day (April 25), Christmas Day (December 25), Boxing Day (December 26).
Note: The above are national public holidays; different states have their own public holidays.
Link to FCO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/australia