The currency is the Australian dollar ($AUD 1 ~ $USD 0.68). Most international ATM cards and credit cards can be used alongside other electronic payment methods. Some smaller shops and restaurants prefer cash payments. If you are travelling from outside Australia, you may need adapters for electrical appliances to meet Australia’s unique plug design; the standard voltage in Australia is 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Sydney enjoys warm weather in November with daytime temperatures between 20-35º C. Be careful with the strong sun and use adequate protection!