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Safety and Police


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guarding your property

  • Do not take with you un necessary valuables or documents. They will be safer at your hotel.
  • Cash is never a good idea. Carry only small amounts needed for small purchases. You can pay almost every where with a credit card. Alternatively you can use a traveller cheque.
  • Keep your wallet in a pocket not easily accessible. The pocket at the back of you trousers will be the less safe.
  • Wear shoulder bags and cameras with the straps across your body.
  • Don't leave tempting objects in a vehicle.

personal safety

  • Avoid poorly lit streets.
  • Visit the parks during the day.
  • Travel in the train in the first carriage or in the one with the blue lantern which has a guard.
  • Taxis are always the safest way of travelling around.
  • Hitch-hiking in Australia is not a good idea, unless you are in the middle of no-where, starving to death.
  • Remote towns they do not have a night life. Try to reach your destination before the night fall.

You ask too much if you expect a police officer to speak a foreign language, unless is not a foreigner.
17 December
1967 - Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt(b. 1908) disappears while swimming near Portsea, Victoria.

1980 - Two gunmen kill Turkish Consul-General Mehmet Baydar in Sydney, the killers were never apprehended.
Australian slang
  • shark biscuit debutant surfer
  • lob in drop in to see someone
  • whinger person given to excessive complaints
  • scrubbers rough women
  • mickey mouse excellent, very good
  • swagman tramp, bum, hobo
  • Aussie Australian (pronounced ozzie)
  • right okay
  • rego vehicle registration
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