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If you're travelling to Australia from overseas, we've put together some handy information to help make your journey a smooth one.
  
== Prerequisites ==
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This is a tutorial, and has hands-on exercises for you to do to help understand the material presented.
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Please make sure that:
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* You can use a text editor (vi emacs nano gedit — I don't care)
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* You have a laptop with plenty of charge.  There will be some power available; I don't know how much.
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* You can get access to a Bourne compatible shell. Most machines will have <code>/bin/sh</code> as a link to a Bourne-compatible shell.  Such shells include:
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** dash
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** bash
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** ksh
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== Material ==
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==Weather==
We'll be using only standard commands &mdash; ''ls sed awk grep test'' etc.
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One non-standard command you may wish to install for the first exercise is sysvbanner.  On Debian or Ubuntu do:
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apt-get install sysvbanner
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It doesn't seem to be available for CentOS, but for RedHAT and Fedora you can do:
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Australian summers are hot. You '''must''' wear sunscreen, and remain hydrated. At a rough guide, you will need to drink at least 2 litres of water per day during summer.
yum install banner
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To save time (and contention on the server at tutorial time) please grab
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==Quarantine restrictions==
  http://ssrg.nicta.com.au/Downloads/lca16/shell-tut-examples.tgz
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and unpack it with
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  tar xzvf shell-tut-examples.tgz
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This will save you typing time, and provide the data files you need for the final exercises.
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Australia has some of the strongest quarantine laws in the world. '''You cannot bring fresh fruit, meats, animal products and many other items into the country'''.  
  
== NOTES ==
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For more information, see [http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/passports-and-travel/customs-and-quarantine Australian customs and quarantine information].
Watch this space; after my final test runs this week I intend to put up notes and slides here.
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==Mobile Phone and SIM Cards==
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The main providers of Phone service is Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.
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This sim card is available at local coles stores (like the coles supermarket nearby in the city) [https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Coles+Supermarkets/@-38.146301,144.3633849,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd8a01c36cc1d8807?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZhY60oL_KAhXiF6YKHQufDk4Q_BIIbjAK]
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Appears to provide 800mb data, and lasts for 10 days. More info [http://www.coles.com.au/our-range/our-products/coles-mobile?gclid=CLjj4aiev8oCFZCUvQodWFEH8g]
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If you're a 2degrees (New Zealand) customer you can buy roaming data packs ($10 for 300MB or $15 for 500MB); [http://roam.2dm.co.nz/ details here].
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==Australian and Victorian laws==
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===Drink driving===
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Australia has very strict drink driving laws. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.05 and this is strictly policed.
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===Liquor===
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The legal age of majority in Australia is 18 years.
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===Same sex couples===
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While same sex marriage is not legal in Australia, society and most businesses are very tolerant and welcoming of same sex partners.
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The [http://linux.conf.au/register/code_of_conduct Conference Code of Conduct] is designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.
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Revision as of 16:23, 27 January 2016

If you're travelling to Australia from overseas, we've put together some handy information to help make your journey a smooth one.

What are the visa requirements for Australia?

Under Australia's universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival).

There are many visa options available to people wishing to visit Australia. For Speakers,your Speaker Liaison has further information on visa options and can provide fact sheets and guidance. Should you require a Letter of Invitation for your visa application, your Speaker Liaison will also be able to assist. Please note that Letters of Invitation will not be provided for Delegates.

Further information on Australian visa and immigration requirements can be found at Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Weather

Australian summers are hot. You must wear sunscreen, and remain hydrated. At a rough guide, you will need to drink at least 2 litres of water per day during summer.

Quarantine restrictions

Australia has some of the strongest quarantine laws in the world. You cannot bring fresh fruit, meats, animal products and many other items into the country.

For more information, see Australian customs and quarantine information.

Mobile Phone and SIM Cards

The main providers of Phone service is Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

This sim card is available at local coles stores (like the coles supermarket nearby in the city) [1]

Appears to provide 800mb data, and lasts for 10 days. More info [2]

If you're a 2degrees (New Zealand) customer you can buy roaming data packs ($10 for 300MB or $15 for 500MB); details here.

Australian and Victorian laws

Drink driving

Australia has very strict drink driving laws. The legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is 0.05 and this is strictly policed.

Liquor

The legal age of majority in Australia is 18 years.

Same sex couples

While same sex marriage is not legal in Australia, society and most businesses are very tolerant and welcoming of same sex partners. The Conference Code of Conduct is designed to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment.


Geelong Emergency contacts

All emergency Services: 000

In Australia, 000 is the main point of call for all emergency services. 911 will not redirect to 000.

Hospital

Barwon Health Geelong Emergency Department
(03) 4215 0100

Geelong Police

(03) 5225 3100

Geelong CFA (Fire)

(03) 5240 2700, Email [3]

Waurn Ponds (Uni Res accomodation)

03 5227 1158, Web [4]

On Call Linux Conference Australia Organizer

0484 112 896

Crisis and Mental Health

Lifeline Australia - Crisis support and suicide prevention
13 11 14
Beyond Blue - Support Service and referrals
1300 22 4636