Proform International Pty Ltd

International Guests

Proform International head office is located at the Rocks, in the heart of Sydney city and close to all major tourist attractions, Central Business District, and shopping facilities.

HOTELS

The Sebel Pier One Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
The Observatory Hotel Sydney
The Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney
Rendezvous Stafford Hotel Sydney
Sydney Marriott Hotel
Sir Stamford Circular Quay Hotel
The Sofitel Wentworth Sydney Hotel

BUSINESS HOURS

Bank Hours: 9:30 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 9:30 am to 5 pm Friday
Office Hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday
Shop Hours: 9 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday
9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
9 am to 9 pm Thursday



VISA

A visa or travel authority is permission or authority granted by Australia for foreign nationals to travel to Australia.

All travellers, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or travel authority before travelling to Australia.

All temporary visas are issued with conditions. Some conditions restrict employment or relate to studies.

There can be visa-related costs associated with your travel.

CURRENCY

The unit of currency is the Australian Dollar.

SHOPPING

From well-known luxury boutique brands to eclectic markets, Sydney has a shopping precinct for all tastes and budgets.

The historic 1850's terrace houses make for an interesting shopping experience. Outlets for varied and interesting quality merchandise and Australian made gifts can be found here in Sydney's oldest area.

Major department stores, boutiques and shopping complexes can be found in the heart of Sydney - Pitt Street, Castlereagh Street, George Street and the beautiful Queen Victoria Building built in 1890's or Darling Harbour along the waters edge.

For those wanting a bargain or a unique gift to take home, the markets in Glebe, Balmain and Paddington or boutiques in Double Bay and Woollahra are sure to hold many delightful ideas.

TAXES

A 10% Goods and Services Tax applies to most purchases. This tax is refundable to visitors with purchases in excess of $300 per store made within 30 days before departing Australia and applies only to goods visitors take with them as hand luggage. Please call 1300 363 263 or visit www.customs.gov.au for further information.

TIPPING

A service charge of 10% is usually added to hotel and restaurant bills. If not, a 10% tip is appropriate for waiters.

DRESS

Australian clothing and shoe sizes differ from international sizes. Please check with the retailer for size conversions.

HEALTH

Health care in Australia follows Western traditions with a high level of technical and scientific skills used to prevent, examine and treat ill-health. Emphasis is placed on preventing illness through regular medical and dental checks and good health habits.

WEATHER

Month Average Temp oF (oC) Humidity
Winter (May-Sep) 61.2oF to 67.8oF (16.2oC to 19.9oC) 62% to 74%
Summer (Oct-Apr) 71.6oF to 78.4oF (22oC to 25.8oC) 61% to 74%