Weirdest Australian Signs

Living abroad, it’s not un-common to notice cultural differences, but since moving to Australia I’ve encountered some signs that have stopped me in my tracks and reminded me that I really am living in a whole different country. Here are some of the weirdest Australian signs I’ve seen to date:

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They don’t beat around the bush here.

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A helpful sign above the only staircase back up the cliff.

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I could not keep my eyes on the road after this one. Seriously the most distracting sign.

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Keep your babies close.

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Just a typical sign in my neighbourhood. No big deal.

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This looks like a fun beach.

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Another fun beach.

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Who wants to go swimming?

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The struggle is real.

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No one wears shoes here so I can see how this could be a problem.

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Why is this sign even necessary…. I don’t want to know.

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Ok this must be a big problem in Australia.

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Australia, where even the ice cream shops are politically incorrect….. sigh.

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Beware of… Uggs?

Have you seen any strange signs while travelling? Feel free to post them in the comments below!

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Ahah wow ! these signs are really creative! …And… the toilets sometimes are used in strange ways.. 😀😀

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  2. John says:

    Midget, love it! Not PC is awesome.

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  3. Victor Ho says:

    Very funny. Very,

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  4. This is hilarious! And somewhat worrying.

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  5. Globetrotter says:

    Very very funny! Great post. Looking forward to the next one:)

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    1. So funny–love “koalas about”!

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  6. hrosson says:

    I too am afraid of Uggs. I had to save that dingo sign because I have an Australian cattle dog, which is part dingo. They are nothing but trouble. I’d hate to know what a full blooded dingo was like!

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    1. Jessica Lim says:

      Cool! I was actually really excited to see a dingo in the Outback but sadly never got to see one. 😦

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  7. Great! I love signs like this. My favourite here in NZ is one that warns you about penguins crossing.

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    1. Jessica Lim says:

      Thanks for reading my blog! Where in NZ is that sign? Would love to see penguins when I visit!

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  8. sheila says:

    These are great! Are you near Port Douglas? I swear I recognise a couple of those stinger signs…

    With regard to the toilet seat instructions, I was also baffled…until one day I saw flip flop marks on a seat!

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    1. Jessica Lim says:

      The pictures are from my travels all across Australia but the stinger signs were from Port Douglas. 🙂

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  9. The struggle is real. 😀
    Beware of uggs: 😐 really weird.

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  10. Ravish Star says:

    Hehe love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. evanwroe says:

    Road tripping around Tasmania I saw a bunch of Tasmanian Devil signs on the roads (similar to that kangaroo one). Gotta love that Australian wildlife!

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    1. Jessica Lim says:

      Funny you say that, because I am currently in Tasmania and have taken a bunch of pictures of those signs to do a part 2 to this post!

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  12. 1944april says:

    I have a road sign ‘Give way to Penguins’, which I photographed in Victor Harbor (South Australia) last year (my wife & I did a 4000 km road trip) – happy to send a copy, but don’t know how to on your blog. . . . .

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  13. aflagel says:

    Haha these are some very interesting signs! I love comparing signs in different countries . . . I usually find some interesting ones.

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  14. Monika says:

    Uggs? That’s really strange!

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  15. JF Dowsett says:

    Great post. It’s funny, though, they all seem so normal to me…

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  16. Laurie says:

    Every autumn (fall) in London there’s signs warning that excessive leaves on the train tracks will delay your journey.

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