Tasmania: Useful Information
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- Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards can be used in Tasmania
- ATM machines are common in the larger towns, Hobart, Launceston and Devonport, but are not so common in rural areas.
- Most Tasmanian banks open from 9.30am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday
- Both local and foreign currency traveller's cheques can be cashed in at all major banks and Bureaux de Change (called locally Foreign Exchange branches).
- Most types of traveller's cheque are accepted in large hotels, and department stores if you present a passport or photo ID.
- Most small Tasmanian stores do not accept traveller's cheques.
- Tasmania's electricity is 240v alternating current (50 Hz). Tasmanian plugs have flat inverted V blades with a third earth pin
- Tasmanian time is 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
- Tasmania is a predominantly Christian country, at least nominally.
- There are internet cafes in Launceston, Hobart and some other major towns
- Most shops in Tasmania's main shopping centres open from 9am or 10am to 5pm, seven days a week
- The mains water is safe to drink in Tasmania
- Many Tasmanian supermarkets and convenience stores open for longer hours than other shops.
- The dialling code for all outgoing international calls from Tasmania is 0011, which is followed by the relevant country code (for example, you would dial 001144 before the number for a call to the United Kingdom).