Typically, shops are open from 8:00 to 18:30, and some of them can be closed at lunch time for 1-2 hours. On Saturdays, shops are usually open until lunchtime, on Sundays and during national holidays they are closed. At resorts and tourist centers, shops can work until 21:00, and station buildings – until 23: 00. Tobacco products are sold only in special licensed kiosks or in vending machines.
When shopping for an amount over 75 EUR, you can return the VAT (about 13%). Tax refund is made at the airport in the presence of a check. VAT refund is carried out either in cash directly at customs, or in the form of a check or bank transfer.
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Mode of operation of stores in different states is different. As a rule, large stores are open from 9:00 to 17:30 on weekdays and from 9:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays. One day a week (Thursday or Friday) they work until 21:00. Some outlets are open on Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00.
Australia’s “business card” is precious and semiprecious stones: opals, sapphires, pink diamonds (they are mined here), pearls. Plus, of course, the crafts of the aborigines: the inevitable boomerangs, little things of wood, earthenware.
SEA AND BEACHES
Australia – the richest “number of beaches per capita country. Only on the mainland there are about 11,000 beaches, and about 800 permanent beaches on large and small islands near the Green Continent. Continue reading