Facts & Figures
South Australia has a film friendly climate with little rain and up to 16 hours of daylight in summer.
- Adelaide’s coastal location provides it with a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Average daily temperatures range from a high of 30°C (86°F) in January to a low of 15°C (59°F) in July.
- Conditions are desert-like in the north of the state with very hot summers and mild winters.
- Useable daylight hours vary from around 16 hours in the height of summer to 10 hours in the middle of winter.
- Most of Adelaide’s annual average rainfall of 585mm (23 inches) occurs from April to October, with July being the wettest month.
- The Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au contains comprehensive information about South Australia’s climate and weather.
South Australian time is Greenwich Mean Time plus 9.5 hours, adjusted upwards to 10.5 hours each year between November and March (inclusive) for daylight saving.
South Australia: 1.6 million
Adelaide: 1.28 million
Australia has a decimal currency system with the Australian dollar as the basic unit. One dollar is equal to 100 cents. For a daily exchange and currency information click here .
When calling South Australia from overseas, use the international country code ‘61’ and area code ‘8’ followed by the local number. Within other Australian states, use the prefix ‘08’.
Australia has a 240/250 volts, 50Hz AC electrical power system. A 3-pin electrical outlet system is used, differing from most overseas systems. Conversion plugs are available at airports and many retail outlets.
The television system is PAL 625 lines.
Travel by air
South Australia is serviced by international carriers as well as by several airlines covering domestic and regional routes. Adelaide has an international airport located 10 minutes from the CBD; most regional centres have smaller airports; and film crews can, in many cases, access private airstrips in remote areas by arrangement with the owner.
Domestic and regional services
Travel by road
Visitors wishing to drive in Australia need an international driver’s licence and current licence from their home country. Vehicles travel on the left side of the road. The blood alcohol limit in South Australia is 0.05%.
Road and rail links service most regional areas. Roads are sealed except in remote areas. Seek advice before traveling in more remote areas.
Film travel services
Services including flight bookings, vehicle hire, plane and helicopter charter, freight and Carnets are available from:
Accommodation choices range from hotels, motels, serviced apartments and hostels, to ‘bed & breakfast’ establishments and even outback stations. Adelaide has a number of international hotels including the Hilton International, Hyatt Regency, Stamford Plaza, Stamford Grand and Hindley Parkroyal. Visit www.southaustralia.com for more information. The SAFC can recommend a range of competitive options for short and long term accommodation.
(13- numbers must be dialed from within Australia)
|24 hour translating and Interpreting Service
||131 450 |
|Department of Immigration
||131 881 |
||131 444 |
||8274 0444 |
||8363 1877 |
||8272 8111 |
||8204 3333 |
|Country Fire Service
||8463 4200 |
|Fire Ban Hotline (metro)
||8297 1000 |
|Fire Ban Hotline (country)
||1800 188 100 |
|Australian Federal Police
||8419 1811 |
|Royal Automobile Assoc. Emergency Road Service
||131 111 |