Students and Australians alike tend to dress more casually, opting for jeans and t-shirts over more formal clothes.
Generally, Australia is warm during the summer months (December to February) and can get up to 30°C or warmer during the day depending on your location. Normally people t-shirts or shirts in cooler fabrics with shorts, pants or skirts during this time. It’s really important to wear a hat and sunscreen when spending a lot of time outside to protect from sunburn.
During the winter (June to August), it can get a lot colder in some parts of Australia, down to as low as 10°C. It’s a good idea to bring a coats, sweaters and other warmer clothing for the winter months.
You can bring items such as laptop computers, tablets and mobile phones into Australia without paying a customs charge as long as you intend to take them with you when you leave. It’s a good idea to bring an adapter for Australian plug sockets (pictured above) for your electrical appliances.
You may want to bring items from home, such as toiletries, bath towels, bed linen, blankets, an alarm clock or a camera. You can purchase household items like cooking utensils from homeware stores or second hand ‘op shops’ in Australia.