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Dos and Don’ts When You’re In Australia

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TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
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From: Pinoy OFW on January 4, 2014 link: http://pinoy-ofw.com/australia/69-dos-donts-australia.html

Australia is one of the highly regarded countries on the grounds that the country has maintained high standards of living and roaring economy over the years. As a result, millions of people visit the country to witness Australia’s diverse wildlife, exclusive nature spots and well-balanced climate. But anyone who is a visitor of foreign land should follow the laws and respect the customs of the place. That said, it is important to know what are do’s and don’ts when planning a trip to Australia.

What to Do:

1. Bring identification documents all the time. Never leave them unattended.
2. When going to beach, only swim before the red and yellow flags for safety purposes. Trivia: Lady Jane is a popular nude beach in Sydney.
3. Always make an appointment. Australians do not like surprised, unannounced visits.
4. Do barbeque-ing. It is Australian’s favorite hobby especially during house parties.
5. For visitors and tourists, always ready a list of emergency contact numbers such as the embassy contact information.
6. Bringing own beer in restaurants is encouraged and acceptable.
7. Swim with whale sharks. Thousands of tourists visit Ningaloo, Australia to snorkel with harmless whale sharks.
8. Visit the most popular attraction site in Australia, the Great Barrier Reef which is named as the largest coral reef.
9. Be careful on Australian waters. Beaches in Australia are thrived with poisonous jellyfish and sharks.
10. Prefer to use the word “bill” over “check”. The latter word may confuse the Aussies.

What Not to Do:

1. Do not eat or drink in public transports and buildings.
2. Smoking in public is strictly prohibited.
3. Do not go cycling without the helmet.
4. If you are a woman, do not sit in front with the taxi driver. Take the back left passenger seat instead. Trivia: Aussies drive on the left-hand side.
5. Do not bring prohibited goods in Australia. Foods items that are banned include egg and egg products, live animals and plants, dairy products, seeds, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables and uncanned meat products.
6. Do not miss out Sydney Opera House, often called the Face of Australia. This architecture is known as world class performance arts center.
7. Do not offer Australians a horse meat. They do not eat horse meat though they raise horses.
8. Do not go beyond the marks of the bush. Bushwalking is a past-time activity of many Australians. Always go with the marked pathways or planned route.
9. Do not be too formal in addressing names. Aussies are fine to be called by their first names even they are professionals.

Quotes:
"Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
'Success is when you finished what you have started."

If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
(Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
For more information, please PM me or visit

http://jilcanberra.org.au

"To God be the glory"
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    Dont ear salt its A SIN :D :D :D
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    1. Dont own a car without a insurance ( at least a third party )
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  • mazzamazza SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    Female here. I always sit in the front next to the cab driver. Cabbies are pretty chatty and it's easier to chat if you're sitting shotgun. Nobody's called me out on it so far.
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    @totoyozresident sabi nman ng iba rude ka pag sa backseat ng taxi ka umupo
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    Hi! Mga kababayan! Nakakatuwa naman may ganto palang forum. My name is Rachel at mag one year na kame dito ng anak ko. May fb page ba ito? Sorry di ko alam kung saan ako mag co comment kaya dito na lang. Ask ko lang kung meron bang playgroup near sa kensington gardens na may mga filipino? O filipino na may baby na pwede makalaro ng anak ko. Naaawa kasi ako walang kalaro lalo na ngayon school holiday walang playgroup.
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  • KG2KG2 DarwinTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    edited January 2014 Posts: 371
    I always go biking without a helmet in Darwin. LOL. Many people dont wear a helmet. Slow paced biking lang. hwehehehe
    Cyclists must ensure that they wear a helmet which meets Australian Standard AS/NZS 2063. The helmet must be properly fitted and fastened when riding a bicycle on a road or road-related area (including passengers). In the NT, this rule does not apply if the rider is over 17 years of age and is riding on a public place or path that is separated from the road. However it always recommended that cyclists wear a helmet when riding in the Territorty


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  • KurikongSaTumbongKurikongSaTumbong SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 54Member
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    Do not commit adultery
    Kurikong, kurikong...sa tumbong ay umusbong!
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  • FilamokioFilamokio PerthTotal Reaction Points: 17Member
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    We were already stayed here for almost 4 months and so far, I haven't encounter a lot of do's and don't. As long as you follow the law, there will be no problem. Australia is a multi-ethnic country hence people are generally tolerant on others provided that its not against the law. Its totally different in middle east wherein you need to adhere with the do's and don't. The only comment I got from my colleagues especially during the meeting is I need to be familiarise with cricket, footy and learn to like horseracing so I can properly interact with them during free time ha ha ha. When you arrive in Australia, follow the law and use your common sense. You will learn eventually their habit as u stay longer
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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 200Member, Moderator
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    Dos - go to lady jane asap
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    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

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    Do: Respect differences.
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    is tipping on services eg restaurants and cabs considered do or dont?
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  • JCsantosJCsantos SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 151Member, Moderator
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    is tipping on services eg restaurants and cabs considered do or dont?
    Dont

    baka mas maganda pa kotse ng binibigyan mo ng tip =)) =)) =))

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  • kabayankabayan ZürichTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    @JCsantos tama ka. at mas maganda kung ganon.. hehe bute ng sigurado.
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    Oct 21, 2013 - Vetassess online Status "Positive"
    Oct 21, 2013 - Requested Vetassess for Fax copy, recieved same day
    Oct 21, 2013 - EOI Submission
    Oct 22, 2013 - ACT SS Submitted Online
    Oct 24, 2013 - ACT SS Acknowledge Payment Email Recieved
    Nov 29, 2013 - ACT further info requested (job openings)
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    Dec 5, 2013 - ACT acknowledged decision received. ACT SS granted
    Dec 5, 2013 - Skillselect invitation recieved to lodge 190
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    Jan 3, 2014 - Front loaded all documents except medicals and form 80
    Jan 6, 2014 - status of onlineimmi changed from required to recieved.
    Jan 11, 2014 - finished medicals in SG, pointmedical and radlink.
    Jan 14, 2014 - frontloaded form 80
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    @JCsantos tama ka. at mas maganda kung ganon.. hehe bute ng sigurado.
    Wag po kayong maniwala ke Kuya Jc. Kuripot lang po talaga yan huhuhu!
    Kurikong, kurikong...sa tumbong ay umusbong!
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
    edited January 2014 Posts: 1,329
    is tipping on services eg restaurants and cabs considered do or dont?
    DON'T!

    Kahit ano o lahat ng services hindi obligado o hindi ugali ng Australian magbigay ng tip. At lahat ng services hindi naghihintay ng tip. May ilan naglalagay ng donation box or tipping box its up to you kung maglagay ka ng money dun. :D
    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
    Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
    Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"
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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 200Member, Moderator
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    is tipping on services eg restaurants and cabs considered do or dont?


    DON'T!



    eh tipping sa masahista?

    :D
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    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
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    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
    edited January 2014 Posts: 1,329
    is tipping on services eg restaurants and cabs considered do or dont?


    DON'T!

    eh tipping sa masahista?

    :D
    Kahit anu pre hindi obligado magbigay ng TIP. Kasi napakamahal ng singil sayo. :D

    =)) =))
    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
    Come and join us in Jesus Is Lord Church Canberra service every Sunday at 10:30AM to 12:30PM
    Where: 53 Georgina Crescent, Kaleen ACT 2617
    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"
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    @JCsantos tama ka. at mas maganda kung ganon.. hehe bute ng sigurado.

    Wag po kayong maniwala ke Kuya Jc. Kuripot lang po talaga yan huhuhu!
    Kailangan e para sa pambaba.. este para sa Luho =)) =)) =))
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  • RobertSGRobertSG North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Do: Smile and greet everyone =) We find that most Australians or anyone here are friendly and happy.
    Yesterday @ Rhodes, my wife said hello to our kababayans, 1 smile back na parang pilit, ung 2 dedma haha. Nagulat ata cla ate at kuya. But our Aussie friend find it rude. How hard would it be to smile back and start a small conversation? imho
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    Nov 11, 2013 - 1st day @ work

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  • peach17peach17 Los AngelesTotal Reaction Points: 22Member
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    Do: Smile and greet everyone =) We find that most Australians or anyone here are friendly and happy.
    Yesterday @ Rhodes, my wife said hello to our kababayans, 1 smile back na parang pilit, ung 2 dedma haha. Nagulat ata cla ate at kuya. But our Aussie friend find it rude. How hard would it be to smile back and start a small conversation? imho
    True! :)

    Mga Australians din, kahit di mo kilala, nag ggood morning pag nasasalubong mo sa daan :)
    Kaya lagi na din ako nag ggood morning, everytime may makakasalubong ako pag labas ko ng bahay, papasok sa office :) hehe

    Nice way to start our day :)

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    26 January 2013 Lodged Visa Application
    18 March 2013 CO Allocated, Team 34 Brisbane
    14 May 2013 Submitted Form 815
    23 May 2013 Submitted updated Form 815 with new passport details
    03 June 2013 VISA Grant! Thank you Jesus :)

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