To continue driving, you must get a local licence within this 3 month period.
You are required by law to complete a medical declaration for resort diving or snorkelling – these, and more detailed advice, can be found on the Workplace Health & Safety Queensland website.
For your own health and safety, you must be truthful about any medical conditions you have.
Leave your route details and expected time of return with the local tourist authorities, police, your hotel/hostel, or friends and relatives and let them know when you’ve arrived safely.
Check road conditions before beginning your journey; stay with your vehicle if it breaks down; and avoid travelling in extreme heat conditions.
Be particularly vigilant at night in the busy tourist areas of Sydney like Kings Cross, down town George Street, Hyde Park and Centennial Park.
If you’re travelling in more remote areas, ask your hotel or hostel for advice on local safety information.
The Australian Government’s National Visitor Safety Handbook also contains comprehensive travel safety advice on Australia.
Rip currents are the main surf hazard for all beach users.
Make sure you have sufficient insurance, including if you borrow a car from a friend or relative.
Hire car insurance often doesn’t cover driving on unsealed roads; check your policy before you set off. This equates to 5.3 road deaths per 100,000 of population and compares to the UK average of 2.8 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2016.
There are more British victims than any other foreign nationality, with as many as 400 British nationals rescued and up to 4 drowning each year.