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1. Posted by DONNA OZ (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

I heard this rumour and dunno if its true or not.. i heard that in most bars and clubs in australia you are not allowed in wearing open toed shoes ie flip flops, sandles etc.... i find this strange because what other types of shoes would u be wearing over there....

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Open toed shoes are generally allowed, but not flip fops. Sandals are okay.

It's different for pubs though, you can mostly wear anything on your feet, and sometime nothing.

3. Posted by DONNA OZ (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

thanks james you know what us women are like.. jus love our sandles.. cheers

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Australia is said to be the second most litigious country in the world (after America) ....

The shoe bit ties in with the public liability insurance of the establishment. If you cut your foot or whatever, you could then sue the premises for negligence.

5. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

What is this world coming to-people suing from left, right and centre!

I want to take sandles, boots, walking boots etc.-oh so many decisions to be made! Just as well that i have a good few months! tee hee hee!

6. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

i'm guessing its the same pretty much everywhere, but i thought i'd post this just in case. in some formal occasions ('posher' bars and the races .etc.) you can't wear jeans. this is only for those more formal venues and everywhere else you'll be fine- particularly country pubs, which are the best!!! (no bias)

cheers,

7. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 11y

Formal events aside, girls can wear practically whatever they like. It's guys that get caught with dress codes about shoes, trousers, collared shirts and blah blah blah.

8. Posted by sanquar (Full Member 63 posts) 11y

As a rule, the closer you are to the beach the more laid back people will be about dress code. I think general appearance such as being clean and tidy is actually more important than what you are wearing...

Cheers,

9. Posted by ROLLonOZ (Full Member 36 posts) 11y

i've found its only really in the citys. On the coast you'll be fine in anything

10. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Australia is said to be the second most litigious country in the world (after America) ....

The shoe bit ties in with the public liability insurance of the establishment. If you cut your foot or whatever, you could then sue the premises for negligence.

Very true Wocca

This also influences their policy on serving people who are inebriated. By inebriated I don't mean showing signs that you are obviously drunk - far from it. Just showing signs that you are under the influence of alcohol is enough for them not to serve you. Bars are so paranoid about being sued by people that they are forced to adopt this approach. Apparently if you walk out the pub and get knocked down by a passing car you can sue the premises that served you the alcohol!

I think Sydney is particularly bad, as is NSW in general, when it comes to people running to the courts for anything and everything.