Western Australia takes in some of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring sights in the world with its red and rugged outback delicately fringed by white sands and a crystal clear coastline. To discover its undeniable beauty for yourself is always a wonderful treat however by taking the right precautions the experience will be even more rewarding. DriveWA.com is a helpful resource full of driving tips and directions.
It is important to note some of the little differences that can be found in Western Australia from its business hours to what time to set your watch. Here are some helpful facts:
There are three time zones in Australia with Western Australia operating on Western Standard Time (AWST), GMT + 8 hours
Standard business opening hours are from 9am til 5pm, Monday to Saturday however often closed on Sunday.
Tipping is not custom in Western Australia however it is acceptable to leave a small amount of change if you feel you have received outstanding service.
No matter whether arriving in Western Australia by road, rail, sea or air you are required to declare any items that might breach Western Australian quarantine laws. Keep a ‘if in doubt, declare it’ policy and present any items you are not certain about, particularly any fruit, vegetable or animal products.
When booking your next holiday in Western Australia, you can “trust the tick”. The distinctive “tick” logo displayed by accredited tourism businesses provides you with an assurance that the tourism business has a proven commitment to the highest quality of service. For more information about the Tick please visit www.trustthetick.com.au.
For other helpful hints please visit www.DriveWA.com.
Search the WA Pass Directory for offers in particular areas.