ESSENTIAL INFO

 
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Manly

Manly is a popular beachside suburb roughly 17 km north-east of Sydney CBD boasting a number of world class surf and harbour beaches.

WEATHER:
A pleasant climate on offer almost all year round with temperatures peaking in summer from December to February into the mid 30 degrees (C) and dropping to around 9 degrees (C) in the winter months between June and August.

TIME ZONES:
Australian Eastern Standard Time: GMT +11 hours
Daylight Saving GMT +10 hours. October 1 to April 1 2017.

POSTCODE:
Manly Post Code: 2095

MANLY POST OFFICE: 
22 Central Avenue, Manly.
Monday to Friday: 9am–5pm.

MANLY LIBRARY:
1 Market Place, Manly.
Telephone: 9976 1720
Hours: Mon to Wed: 9:30am–8pm; Thurs to Fri: 9:30am–5pm;
Sat: 9:30am–4pm; Sun: 1pm–4pm.
Closed Public Holidays

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useful phone numbers

TELEPHONE:
International Dialling Code: +61
Sydney Area Code (02)

EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
Police, Ambulance & Fire: 000
Manly Police Station: 9976 8099
Manly Hospital: 9976 9611
Alcohol & Drug Information Service: 9361 8000
NSW Rape Crisis: 1800 424 017
Youth Sexual Health Service: 9462 9500

emergencies

MEDICAL CENTRES
MANLY HOSPITAL
Darley Road, Manly Telephone: (02) 9976 8099

WARRINGAH MEDICAL & DENTAL CENTRE
Address: 10 Dale St, Brookvale 2100
Hours: Monday - Friday: 6am–10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am–10pm
Phone: (02) 9938 6666

VALE MEDICAL CENTRE
Address: Level 2, Brookvale House
1A Cross Street Warringah Mall, Brookvale 2099
Hours: Monday – Friday 6pm–11pm
Saturday & Sunday 1pm–11pm
Public Holidays 8am–8pm

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PARKING

There are a number of designated Pay & Display parking areas in Manly and across the Northern Beaches. Payment for parking applies at various times between 6am and 9pm every day.

Most council operated carparks in Manly allow the first two hours free. The major carparks in Manly are located at Whistler Street, Central Avenue, Manly Wharf and Wentworth Street (below Coles). 

BIKE PARKING STATIONS: 
Manly Wharf – close to Hello Manly; 
Manly Beachfront – opposite Sugar Lounge; 
Darley Road – in front of Manly Village Pubic School.

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public toilet

- Inside Manly Library complex, 1 Market Place, Manly; 

- Rialto Square, Manly; 

- Manly beachfront, below The Pantry, end of The Corso; 

- Shelly Beach

- Manly Wharf carpark, basement level; 

- Toilet pod on the corner of Belgrave and Gilbert Street;

- Manly Lagoon Reserve

- Manly Life Saving Club

- North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club;

- Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club.

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banking & local currency

Australian Dollars ($AUD). Currency exchange available at most banks and credit unions in Manly on The Corso and elsewhere.

These include:

- Commonwealth Bank (CBA), National Australia Bank (NAB),
ANZ,
- Westpac,
St George Bank,
Northern Beaches Credit Union (NBCU)
- Bank Of Queensland Manly.

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SUPERMARKETS

COLES
8/28 The Corso, Manly
Hours: Daily 6am–12am
Phone: (02) 9932 5500

Wentworth St & Darley Rd, Manly
Hours: Daily 6am–12am
Phone: (02) 9976 6377

HARRIS FARM MARKETS
245-259 Pittwater Rd, Manly 2095
Hours: Daily 7am–8pm
Phone: (02) 9394 3240

oFARM ORGANIC GROCERS
16/17-25 Wentworth St, Manly 2095
Hours: Daily 8am–8pm
Phone: (02) 9976 2128

ALDI
24A/24 East Esplanade, Manly 2095
Hours: Daily 8:30am–8pm
Phone: 13 25 34

MANLY CO-OP
15A Whistler Street, Manly.
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri: 10am–6pm Thur: 10am - 6:30pm; Sat: 9am–5pm Sun: 10am - 4pm Phone: 9977 0177

WOOLWORTHS
17/31 Roseberry St, Balgowlah 2093
Hours: Daily 7am–10pm
Phone: (02) 8565 9291

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WI-FI

The Northern Beaches Council offers free high speed, wireless broadband internet access for your mobile device along some of the beaches, commercial areas and libraries. You can connect with any mobile Wi-Fi device and there is no registration, login details or password needed. Up to three hours access is available in any 24 hour period. There are hotspots along The Corso, at Manly Wharf, Manly Art Gallery and Museum as well as Manly Plaza.
The network name is the name of
the area you are in.

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ALCOHOL

ALCOHOL FREE ZONES
To improve public safety, alcohol-free (AFZs) and alcohol prohibited (APAs) areas are designed to prevent street drinking. This is to reduce disruptive and anti-social behaviour as well as alcohol-related crime. AFZs cover many public roads, footpaths, car parks and laneways. Drinking alcohol in these areas is prohibited 24 hours per day.

Police and rangers can confiscate
and dispose of alcohol in these places. Anyone refusing to co-operate, can be charged with obstruction, carrying penalties up to $2,200.

ALCOHOL PROHIBITED AREAS – 24 HOURS
APAs cover, public parks, beaches and reserves and restriction times can vary. This means having opened containers of alcohol in these areas is banned during these times. While AFZs are periodically reviewed, Alcohol Prohibited Areas have no end date.

In Manly, APAs include Queenscliff Headland, Manly CBD, Manly Beach and beachfront reserves Queenscliff to South Steyne; Manly West and East Esplanade Beaches and parks, Lagoon Park, Manly; Keirle Park, Manly; Kangaroo Park, Manly; Ivanhoe Park and Manly Oval; Gilbert Park, Manly; Marine Parade and Shelly Beach. Special Event Restrictions apply to certain dates. 

ON AUSTRALIA DAY
All beaches sand areas are APAs from 6am 26 January to 6am on 27 January each year.

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ELECTRICITY

Mains voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz. Visitors from Europe, Asia and Africa should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Australia – so they do not need a voltage converter. If your country of origin does not use appliances within the 230V 50Hz mains voltage range, you need to buy a voltage converter. This will transform the voltage from the power outlet into one your appliance can use. If you have the same mains voltage as Australia all you will need is a power adapter. This lets you plug your appliance into Australian sockets. Plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins shaped live a ‘V’ and some have
a third flat pin in the centre.

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driving in australia

 

The most important driving tip we can share with travellers: STAY LEFT. 

Australia is very strict on the use of seat belts, with the onus on the driver to make sure every passenger is wearing a seatbelt or restraint. 

It is illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving, also applying to when the vehicle is stationary. 

Drivers are strictly policed, with zero tolerance for those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The blood alcohol limit is 0.05% for full licence holders. Learner and provisional drivers must not drive after they have consumed any alcoholic drinks or foods containing alcohol.

Police conduct Random Drug and Alcohol (RBT) roadside testing in NSW. Every police car is a mobile RBT.

Some motorways, bridges and tunnels in Sydney require payment of tolls, which can only be paid electronically with an eTag. 

Make sure you keep your eyes out for SCHOOL ZONES, operating from Monday to Friday, 8am-9:30am and 2:30pm-4pm, where drivers strictly must travel 40km/hr. 

There are two types of speed limit signs – regulatory and advisory speed signs:

Speed sign showing ‘50’ inside a red circle 

Regulatory speed limit signs have a white background with the speed limit shown inside a red circle.

Advisory speed signs have a yellow background. These signs indicate the recommended maximum speed in good driving conditions for the average car. These signs are generally placed before curves, bends and crests

It is illegal to drive faster than the posted speed limit.

The default urban speed limit is 50 km/hour. Some major roads have limits of 60, 70 or 80 km/hour.

A local traffic area is an area of local streets that have a speed limit of 40 km/hour.

For major roads outside city areas and major freeways, the default speed limit is 100/110 km/hour. 

When entering a roundabout, give way to cars coming from the right. 

At two way stop signs, you must come to a complete stop. 

Remember that pedestrians ALWAYS have right of way, so always stay alert to avoid an accident. 

As an international visitor, you can drive in Australia with your foreign licence if it is in English. If not, you will need to attain an International Drivers Permit from your home country.