Information for International Visitors

Banks: As a general guide, banks across the city are open for business Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4pm. Some banks in local shopping centres are also open Saturday mornings (with varying opening hours).

Automatic teller machines (ATMs): ATMs are located throughout the city and will recognise cards issued by most banks.

Credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted across the city by most outlets.

Currency exchange: Melbourne Airport offers currency exchange facilities within the airport. Throughout the Melbourne CBD you’ll find numerous bureaux de change. Most banks also offer currency exchange services.

Notes: $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100
Coins: 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1 and $2

Pricing: Australian prices occasionally end in a variant of 1¢ or 2¢. Where this occurs, at the cash register the price is rounded to the nearest 5¢.

Melbourne experiences mild winters and a warm, dry summer. It has an average maximum temperature of 26°C (79°F) in summer and 15°C (59°F) in winter.

IFSO is held in spring, which sees weather warm up with an average maximum temperature of 20.5°C (69°F). Rainfall is low but evenings can be quite brisk as temperatures drop quickly. Be sure to bring a cardigan!

We continue to monitor COVID-19 regulations in line with advice from the Australian Government and local health authorities to ensure your health is protected.

Mains supply in Australia is 220/240 volts AC, 50Hz with three-pin plugs used across the country. The Australian three-pin electrical socket differs from those found in most countries, and international travellers may require an adaptor socket. Standard outlets for 100-volt small appliances can be found in most hotel rooms.

Adaptors can be bought from all good travel stores, chemists and department stores located in and around the Melbourne CBD.