Hi after reading another post I thought it might me a good idea to give some handy hints that people would have liked to have known before arrival in Adelaide, anything that you found out & wished you knew about sooner or something that could be time/money saving for new arrivals!
Fuse boxes are outside - & dont carry the load you will be used to so make sure you know when a torch is at night as it never seems to trip through the day!
You can get replacement plugs for anything you bring from Bunnings (like B & Q)
The 2 main supermarkets are Coles & Woolworths - note most close at 9pm m-f & 5pm on weekends. there are smaller shops that open till 8pm - we got caught out first weekend here! (it is unlikley to change either as the local gov. dont want them open all night!!!) there is a coles on Anzac highway that opens at midnight m-s
Supermarkets are like going back 20 years - nothing like tesco's!! although a lot of re fitting no clothes etc! just food & small electrical oh & socks???
You cant buy alcohol in the supermarkets - Bottle shops only but these are open late!!! some are next to the supermarkets though!
Cars most are automatic & even if you have a 4x4 or big engine (which a lot are) you will be filling up with unleaded!!
The price of petrol changes daily (up & down) Tuesday is the cheapest day!
Cars dont get MOT'd - you will see a lot of old cars!!! & the price is truly shocking for a 15 year old car you will still be about $5k will lots of miles!!! ( i know this is a big generalisation but do check the cars for sale you will see what I mean!)
When turning left in the city & smaller towns padestrians have right of way.
Parking - much more room the spaces are bigger! but you can only park on your left, never know how to word this properly (sorry) you will see that cars dont park on the "other side of the road" unless it is a 1 way street
I hope people add to this, because quickly after arriving you forget, but would have been handy to know before we got here!