Coober Pedy
Opal Capital of the World

General

Public holidays in Australia are designated on a state & territory basis with the exception of national public holidays such as Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day.

South Australia Public Holidays

Holiday

2010

2011

2012

New Year's Day

Fri 1 Jan

Mon 3 Jan

Mon 2 Jan

Australia Day

Tue 26 Jan

Wed 26 Jan

Thu 26 Jan

Adelaide Cup

Mon 8 Mar

Mon 14 Mar ***

Mon 12 Mar ***

Good Friday

Fri 2 Apr

Fri 22 Apr

Fri 6 Apr

The day after Good Friday

Sat 3 Apr

Sat 23 Apr

Sat 7 Apr

Easter Monday

Mon 5 Apr

Mon 25 Apr

Mon 9 Apr

Anzac Day

Mon 26 Apr

Tues 26 Apr ***

Wed 25 Apr

* *  Queen's Birthday / Volunteer's Day

Mon 14 Jun

Mon 13 Jun

Mon 11 Jun

Labour Day

Mon 4 Oct

Mon 3 Oct

Mon 1 Oct

Christmas Day

Mon 27 Dec

Mon 26 Dec

Tue 25 Dec

Proclamation Day

Tue 28 Dec

Tue 27 Dec

Wed 26 Dec

* *  On 14 February 2006 the Minister for Volunteers announced that the day for the recognition and celebration of the achievements of South Australia's volunteers will be held on the second Monday of June coinciding with the Queen's Birthday celebrations.

* * *  Subject to formal proclamation (Section 5, Holidays Act 1910)


South Australian State Schools Term Dates

 

2010

2011

2012

Term 1

27 Jan - 1 Apr

31 Jan - 15 Apr

30 Jan - 5 Apr

Term 2

19 April - 2 Jul

2 May - 8 Jul

23 Apr - 29 Jun

Term 3

19 Jul - 24 Sep

25 Jul - 30 Sep

16 Jul - 21 Sep

Term 4

11 Oct - 10 Dec

17 Oct - 16 Dec

8 Oct - 14 Dec

  This information is current as of January 2010.
To confirm this information, please contact the Department of Education and Children's Services on 8226 1083.


Electricity

The voltage in Australia is 240 volt with 3 point sockets.

 


Time Zones

 

Australia has three time zones :

 


Eastern Standard Time (EST) - operates in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.

 


Central Standard Time (CST) - operates in South Australia and the Northern Territory (one half hour behind EST).

 


Western Standard Time (WST) - operates in Western Australia (two hours behind EST).

 


* Note - daylight saving runs between NSW, ACT, VIC and SA from the end of October to the end of March and in Tasmania from the beginning of October to the end of March.

 


Mobile Phone Coverage

 

Whilst mobile phones work in Coober Pedy, the digital mobile network is not available throughout outback Australia. The coverage extends approximately 30kms outside of Coober Pedy.

 


To call international direct dial 0011 the international access code, then the country code, then the area code, and finally the telephone number.

 


Replace 0011 with 0015 to access Telstra's international fax service.

 


Australian Clothing Sizes

 

Travellers are advised they should try on clothing before buying. You'll find clothing sizes are generally - women's sizes are: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and men's sizes are: 37, 38, 39, 41.


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