Before You Come

What To Pack

Australians are known for their casual sense of style but we do wear more stylish attire than just board shorts and thongs! The most important thing is to dress for the season. Adelaide summers are typically hot and dry but the weather has been known to suddenly turn cool so bring a jacket. We have amazing beaches so pack your bathers and don’t forget the 30+ sunscreen and a hat!

Weather

The weather is beautiful, with long summers and mild winters. In summer, temperatures often soar above 35 degrees Celsius (°C). That’s 95 degrees Fahrenheit! It’s perfect holiday weather but beware the sun is very harsh in Australia. Protect yourself at all times. Our motto is Slip, Slop, Slap – put on a shirt, put on some sunscreen and put on a hat. 

Into Australia - Quarantine

Australia has strict regulations about what you can and cannot bring into the country. FInd out more about these regulations here. If you have items you don't wish to declare, you can dispose of them in quarantine bins in the airport terminal.

Into South Australia

Adelaide has its own regulations in addition to national laws. This is due to the environmental protection of some areas. If you’re driving into South Australia there are Fruit Fly checks, so eat up before you hit the boarder or dump your fruit in the bins on the side of the highways.

Driving

Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road and seat belts must be worn at all times. If you want to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle within South Australia, you must have a license for that type of vehicle.

Going Outback

There are some handy hints on being prepared here.