With a land mass of close to 7.7 million square kilometres, Australia is the world’s sixth largest country and is divided into three separate time zones. Information on this page includes Daylight Saving and links to those states and territories that observe it.
Daylight saving and public holiday dates in the Australian Capital Territory.
Payments and services are available to support you after someone close to you dies, including information on the steps that need to be taken, who to notify, and the emotional and financial support available. Includes links to bereavement payment and bereavement allowance information.
New South Wales Government page providing links to information about funerals, bereavement, dying with dignity, wills and legal issues.
Provides information on making and executing a will, organ and tissue donation, coping with grief and loss, and funeral organisation.
Provides Western Australia with a range of fire and emergency services, including state emergency service volunteers.
Search the alphabetical list of departments and agencies for contact and information details.
The Australian Disability Parking Scheme is gradually being implemented across Australia from September 2010, to streamline the distribution and use of disability parking permits. Australian Disability Parking Permits will be recognised in all states and territories. A list of relevant authorities in your state or territory authority is available for enquiries about permit applications, cost, eligibility and permit use.
Disaster Assist gives you access to information about recovery assistance following a disaster. You can find up to date public information messages, relevant free call numbers, information on Australian Government assistance packages and links to other related websites and information.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android - Provides information about disaster related events and disaster resilience in Australia.
View a selection of WA government websites where you can pay bills over the internet and select, order or pay for products or services online.
You can list your Australian fixed line and mobile numbers on the Do Not Call Register to reduce the amount of unsolicited telemarketing calls.
To avoid being removed from the Do Not Call list, renew your registration to cut out unsolicited telemarketing calls. The registrations are valid for six years but you can re-register at any time.
DoctorConnect provides a starting point for both overseas trained doctors (OTDs) who may be considering work in Australia and employers seeking to recruit them.
Provides information about Queensland car, motorbike and heavy vehicle licences.
Access information and guidelines on different types of licences, how to get a licence, what to do if you have lost your licence, any information you may need to provide when applying for a licence and any fees that may occur.
Find out which steps you need to take to get your first WA driver's licence; or to upgrade to a higher driver licence class. You can also find out how to obtain a bus driver's licence or a taxi driver's licence.
Steps to get your NSW driving licence. Hints, tips and resources links on the page include tips from Roads and Maritime Services testing officers and rules for L and P plate drivers.
Information page about driver licensing in the Australian Capital Territory. Includes links to road rules, fees, heavy vehicle and taxi licences, renewals and learner licences. You must be at least 15 years and 9 months old to obtain your ACT Learner Licence.
Find information about driving in South Australia, including learning to drive; progressing from L-plates to P-plates through the graduated licensing scheme; and road safety.
In order to drive in Victoria, you need a valid permit or licence. Links on the page include learner permits; probationary licence information; motorcycle, heavy vehicle and boat licences; renewal, replacement and updating information; interstate and international driver information; fees; forms; handbooks; and medical conditions.
Provides information about renewing a car or motorcyle driver licence.
To renew your Australian Capital Territory licence you must attend any Canberra Connect Shopfronts or the Civic Driver Licence Service, with proof of identity and residency and pay the relevant licence fee.
Renew your New South Wales Driver Licence with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services. Licence holders seeking renewal must complete a licence renewal application. Forms can be downloaded from http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/publicationsstatisticsforms/forms/index.html
Renew your Northern Territory driver licence online, by phone or mail, or at a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Customer Service Centre.