Queensland in detail


Although largely informal in their everyday dealings, Queenslanders do observe some (unspoken) rules of etiquette.

  • Greetings Shake hands with men, women and children when meeting for the first time and when saying goodbye. Female friends are often greeted with a single kiss on the cheek.
  • Invitations If you're invited to someone's house for a BBQ or dinner, don't turn up empty-handed: bring a bottle of wine or some beers.
  • Shouting No, not yelling. 'Shouting' at the bar means buying a round of drinks: if someone buys you one, don't leave without buying them one too.