Adelaide General Information
Medical standards in Australia are among the best in the world.
Overseas visitors should take care to obtain their own medical travel insurance to ensure that they are covered in an emergency. Several Australian-based travel insurers have special cover for visitors which are generally much less expensive than travel cover sold in other countries.
Visitors from the UK, Italy, Malta, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand are entitled to subsidised medical care under reciprocal national health care agreements.
Major public hospitals in Adelaide include:
Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide 5000
Ph:+61 8 8222 4000
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide 5006
Ph:+ 61 8 8161 7000
Private hospitals and private clinics are also available.
Visitors who require treatment for an existing medical condition should carry a letter from their doctor outlining the condition and relative medication requirements. This is especially important if the medication is uncommon or contains ingredients that may be restricted, such as narcotics. Most medicines are available in Australia but only to those with an official doctor's prescription. Prescription drugs may only be dispensed by a qualified pharmacist.
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The national telephone number for all emergency services in Australia including Ambulance, Police, and Fire Brigade is "000".
The Advertiser is Adelaide’s main daily newspaper, Sunday Mail is another large newspaper published every Sunday, and Weekly Times Messenger is published weekly.
Adelaide Hills Weekender is another community newspaper distributed in the Adelaide Hills and gives details of happenings in this area.
In Adelaide, smoking is banned in all enclosed public places, workplaces, and shared areas including:
- Shopping malls
- Cafes and restaurants
- Enclosed outdoor areas
- Enclosed sports or recreation areas, eg swimming pools
- Non-licensed venues, eg community halls
- Licensed venues, eg pubs, clubs, bingo venues and SkyCity Casino
A person must not smoke in a motor vehicle if a child is also present in the motor vehicle.
Any person in the vehicle who is smoking while a child is in the vehicle will be committing an offence.