Visiting

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year’s Day
Easter Friday
May 1 – World Labour
May 20 – Restoration of Independence Day
May 30 – Corpus Christi
August 8 – Idul Fitri
August 30 – Popular Consultation Day
October 15 – Idul Adha
November 1 – All Saints Day
November 2 – All Souls Day
November 12 – Youth National Day
November 28 – Proclamation of Independence Day
December 7 – National Heroes Day
December 8 – Day of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Timor-Leste Patroness
December 25 – Christmas Day

Climate

Timor-Leste's climate is tropical with temperatures ranging from 21C to 33C, except at higher altitudes. The heaviest rainfall is recorded in December and January, although the wet season does not finish until around the end of April. Humidity ranges between 60 per cent and 100 per cent.

Currency

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The official currency is the US dollar.

Time zones and time differences

East Timor is one hour behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.

To find out the current time in Dili, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

 Timor-Leste's country code is 670.

For calls to East Timor from Australia dial: 0011 + 670 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from East Timor to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialing codes.

Electricity and water

220-240 volt power is available at hotels and many buildings in Dili. A range of different power points are used in Timor-Leste, so it is advisable to bring adapters. Hotels and many organisations have their own back-up generators for power outages. Electricity is often not readily available outside of Dili and other large town centres.

In most cases water cannot be drunk straight from taps, except in buildings where it is specially treated onsite for drinking.  Bottled water is freely available. There are a number of reliable restaurants and hotels that serve meals.