Essential Facts

Government: Parliamentary democracy. Filming in the Great Southern is subject to the laws of the Australian Commonwealth Government, the Western Australian State Government and the local governments of the region.

Currency: Australian dollar

International calling code: +61

Time zone (Western Australia): UTC+8

Visas: International film industry visitors must obtain a suitable entry visa for work or business activities. Click here for Visa details.

Australian motor vehicles are right-hand drive and are driven on the left-hand side of the road. Visitors from countries that drive on the right are advised to exercise a high degree of caution. International driving permits are required for car hire agreements, and must be carried on the driver’s person when in charge of a vehicle.

Power supplies are 240V 50Hz using earthed three-pin plugs. Adapters are required for devices brought from most other countries.

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