<h3>Customs and etiquette</h3>
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. <br /><br /> If you happen upon local company, be generous with your praise for the city as Brisbane folk are particularly proud of their home town. <br /><br />
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. <br /><br /> 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.