Customs and etiquette
Brisbane is as tourist-friendly as anywhere else in Australia and you can get by for most activities with shorts and a t-shirt, from dining out to visiting museums. Most restaurants are casual and have alfresco dining, with tipping usually around 10 percent.
If you happen upon local company, be generous with your praise for the city as Brisbane folk are particularly proud of their home town.
Australia uses the Australian dollar. Notes come in AU$100, $50, $20, $10, and $5, and coins in AU$2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5 cents. The Aussie dollar is traditionally worth less than the US dollar and food, drink, accommodation and travel is reasonably priced.
Credit cards are accepted virtually everywhere (in hotels, shops and restaurants), while ATMs generally accept most major foreign debit cards and dispense in local dollars.