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Overview
Sydney

It may seem like a home away from home, but there are a few differences that you’ll notice on your Sydney holiday. Check out our travel advice for a few of them.

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Visas
Sydney

British citizens will need an eVisitor visa in order to be granted entry to Australia. Your Travel Butler can apply for this visa for you. If you are not a British citizen or want to find out more, please talk to your Travel Butler or refer to the Australian Embassy.

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Inoculations
Sydney

You won’t need any special vaccinations to visit Sydney.

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When to go
Sydney

Sydney is beautiful year-round, but it is at its best in the summer months from December to February when festivals and outdoor activities see the city come alive. From annual sporting events to Christmases spent at the beach and illuminating fireworks on New Year’s Eve, Sydney definitely puts on an incredible show at Christmas. If you want to avoid the height of summer, Sydney remains fine and sunny from February right through to April with an average temperature of 23.5 degrees Celsius. From June to August Sydney experiences winter, although the skies are still blue and the daytime temperatures can reach as high as 20 degrees Celsius. It does get cold at night though, so if you’re travelling to Sydney during this time, bring some warm clothes.

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Currency
Sydney

The local currency is the Australian dollar.

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Electrical
Sydney

Australian powerpoints use 230 volts, which is compatible with British appliances. To use  you're applicances thoguh you’ll need a universal adapter or one specifically for the Australia-Pacific region that has two flat prongs in a V shape.

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Travel insurance
Sydney

Sydney is a relatively safe city but accidents can happen anywhere, which is why we recommend purchasing travel insurance before you go. Ask your expert for advice on covering your entire trip safely.

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What to pack
Sydney

Even during winter, the Sydney sun can be harsh, and during autumn and spring the weather can be hot during the day and decidedly cooler at night or in the shade. If you are visiting between March and November, it’s a good idea to bring a warm jumper. Whatever time of year you visit, these items are mandatory:

  • Passport
  • Power adaptor
  • Hat, sunglasses and sun cream
  • Cardigan or light jacket  
  • Flip flops
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel

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