American Express -- The office, at Shop 32 in the CitiCentre Arcade in Rundle Mall (tel. 1300/139 060), is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 9am to noon.

Business Hours -- Generally, banks are open Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 4pm and Friday from 9:30am to 5pm. Stores are generally open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5:30pm, Friday from 9am to 9pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Currency Exchange -- Banks and hotels, the casino, and the Myer department store in Rundle Mall cash traveler's checks. The Travelex office is at Shop 4, Rundle Mall (tel. 08/8231 6977). It's open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm (7pm on Fri).


Dentists -- Contact the Australian Dental Association Emergency Information Service (tel. 08/8272 8111), open weeknights from 5 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. It will put you in touch with a dentist.

Doctors -- In an emergency, go to the casualty department of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace (tel. 08/8222 4000). The Travellers' Medical & Vaccination Centre, 29 Gilbert Place (tel. 08/8212 7522), offers vaccinations and travel-related medicines.

Emergencies -- Dial tel. 000 to call an ambulance, the fire department, or the police in an emergency.


Hospitals -- The Royal Adelaide Hospital (tel. 08/8222 4000), is on North Terrace in the city center.

Hot Lines -- Call the Crisis Care Centre (tel. 13 16 11 in Australia); the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, or RAA (tel. 08/8202 4600); the Disability Information and Resource Centre (tel. 08/8236 0555) for information on those respective services.

Internet Access -- The State Library of South Australia, at the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue (tel. 08/8207 7250), has e-mail facilities available Monday through Wednesday 10am to 8pm, Thursday and Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Internet access is readily available around town at other libraries and in Internet cafes. For free Wi-Fi hot spots see


Lost Property -- If you've lost something on the street, contact the nearest police station. For items left on public transport, contact the Lost Property Office, on the main concourse of the Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace (tel. 08/8218 2552); it's open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Luggage Storage & Lockers -- There are luggage lockers at Adelaide Airport in the domestic terminal as well as the Central Bus Station on Franklin Street.

Post Office -- The General Post Office (GPO), 141 King William St., Adelaide, SA 5000 (tel. 13 13 18 in Australia), is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm. General delivery mail (poste restante) can be collected Monday through Friday during opening hours.


Restrooms -- Public restrooms are at the Central Market Arcade, between Grote and Gouger streets, in both Hindmarsh and Victoria squares, and at James Place (off Rundle Mall).

Safety -- Adelaide is a safe city, though it's wise to avoid walking along the River Torrens and through side streets near Hindley Street after dark.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.