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Amazing Australian Signs
Every country has signs, but of course in a country as amazing
as Australia, the signs are just that little bit different again.
Beware of cassowaries!
Photo by Rob Lapaer of Rainforest Hideaway B&B, Cape Tribulation
This sign where a local street artist has turned a speedhump into a cassowary is on the way to Cape Tribulation, North Queensland. It looks like even the local council has a sense of humour as this graffiti has been in place for several years now and is a popular photo stop for tourists.
No photo of this one yet but in the Daly Waters pub they have a sign that reads; in this pub we do not serve women. Bring your own! Send us a pic if you go to that pub to have a beer.
Building sites usually have signs to advise people of all
the safety regulations, but this one goes a step further.
Many roads in Australia are unfenced so keep your speed down if you see them and try to avoid driving at night. This one is on the road to Cooktown.
We're not sure where this is, but what a fantastic idea!!!!
In northern Australia it is not a good idea to clean your freshly caught fish right at the boatramp as the leftovers will attract crocodiles.
In outback areas there can be complex laws on alcohol and its consumption, and this sign tries to clarify the situation.
Australia has a lot of coast line, and from time to time tsunami alerts are issued and then it is important that everybody knows what to do.
Garage sales are a popular way to get rid of all sorts of shit in Australia
There's heaps of signs warning you of kangaroos in Australia, but this one is a little different....
The gardener at Ellis Beach, just north of Cairns, does not want anyone stomping around in his beautiful garden.
This sign is on Magnetic Island to warn car drivers of crossing koalas. Magnetic Island is about as far north as koalas go.
If you're turning right at an intersection you would normally go to the centre of the road and, when there is no traffic coming from the opposite direction, make your turn. Not in Melbourne! At a small number of very busy intersections in the centre of Melbourne's CBD, where two tram lines cross each other, you have to pull over to your left, wait until the traffic light from the street you want to turn into changes to green, and then complete your turn!. If cars were waiting to turn right from the middle of the road, they would be blocking the tram lines, thus holding up a large amount of trams. To ensure the flow of traffic stays at a reasonable level, the hook turn was invented.
This sign was spotted in the picnic area at Cape
Tribulation beach, but what does it mean?
Is it against the law to put rubbish in the rubbish bin?
I have seen signs in the outback warning of no fuel for 500 km. as that can actually avoid life threatening situations but this sign? What a waste of rate payers money! You will find this sign on the infamous Bloomfield Track that leads from Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield, also locally known as Wujul Wujul.
This sign hangs halfway between the Stuart Highway and Cape Crawford's Heartbreak Hotel on the southern side of the road but its exact location has been lost, if you find it please let us know!
We spotted this sign in a bar, you can order this sign and heaps of others at laughteraustralia.com
For those who don't recognize the animal in the middle, it is a wombat.
This sign stands at the northern end of Myall Beach at Cape Tribulation
This sign was found in Manunda in Cairns.
This penguin warning sign is located in Tasmania, and was spotted by Bottom Bits Bus on one of their tours in Tasmania.
Phuket in Thailand is a popular holiday destination for Aussies. And especially from the big cities of Sydney and Melbourne you can find some very cheap flights to Thailand.
One of the issues that has frustrated Cape
Tribulation residents over the years is that the mayor of their
shire, Mike Berwick, lives
comfortably on mains electricity north of the Daintree river, while
he is against mains power to the rest of the population, only his
neighbours share this luxury that the rest of the western world
takes for granted.
This sign can be found at the Museum of modern art in Melbourne.
A very creative warning sign in South Australia.
The primary school in Borroloola, Northern Territory, is fairly strict and does not allow alcohol and marijuana to be brought inside.
As the sign says, go any further than this and you'll end up on the other side...
Dress code strictly enforced in this place....
Yes, believe it or not, besides kangaroos that hop all over the place in Australia there are also kangaroos that live in trees! This photo was taken in the Atherton Tablelands west of Cairns which is one of the few places where this rather shy creature is found.
And lots of other creatures live in the
You wouldn't believe it but in this part of Australia there is water on the road while it rains!!!
Our regular contributor Mark Maupin found this rather elaborate
sign at the turnoff to the Whim Creek Pub on the North West Coastal Highway
between Port Hedland and Karratha in WA.
In South Australia there is a town by the name of William Creek, and there is an interesting sign up to inform you of how far you are from some other major landmarks.
Have you seen a good Australian sign? Send it to us!