Australia is divided into 6 states depicted by the 6 stars on the flag and 2 special districts.
The 6 states are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.
And the 2 districts include the Northern Territory and the Capital Territory.
Currency·Time Difference : Bills are issued in $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and there are coins of $5, $10, $20, $50, $1 and $2. Australia, along the southeast coast, is an hour earlier than Korea. South Australia and Northern Boroughs, including the Australian desert, are 30 minutes ahead Korea. And Western Australia, including Western Australia, are an hour behind Korea. Some states have summer time from late October to late March and need to be adjusted one hour earlier than the average time.
Prices : The price of luxury or indulgence goods is high. On the other hand, the price of shopping is relatively inexpensive and superior in quality. Rent and transportation are also expensive, and it is recommended to buy cigarettes in advance at the airport duty-free shop as they cost 15,000 to 25,000 won per cigarette. Australian Customs allows up to 1,125ml of alcohol and 2 packs of cigarettes without customs declaration.
Public Transport : In Australia, there are transportation such as buses, trams and trains, and their costs are quite expensive. You can pay with a transportation card, and transportation cards are different by region. NSW uses the Opal Card, VIC uses the Myki Card, and QLD uses the Go Card.
Phone : International students mainly use prepaid rates. Most of the mobile phones are country lock unlocked, so you can use the machine you used in your country. There is no unlimited data plan, so you need to check the data of your plan carefully. International calls can be made on mobile phones using credits provided for free for each plan, and you can purchase international calling cards at general stores, post offices, or news agencies.
Event·Festival : Australia hosts many world-class sporting events such as the Grand Prix, Australian Open Tennis and Melbourne Cup. Especially in the summer, you can enjoy not only enthusiastic parties such as Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Festival, but also arts and music festivals such as concerts, musicals, ballets, operas and theater performances that bring the city to life. In summer, There are Surf carnivals along the coast, and in winter you can experience marathons, triathlon or Aboriginal festivals and exotic outback events like the Camel Cup or Henry-on-Todd.