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:


They don’t beat around the bush here.


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


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

No comment.


Keep your babies close.

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


This looks like a fun beach.


Another fun beach.


Who wants to go swimming?


The struggle is real.


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


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


Ok this must be a big problem in Australia.


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


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. This is hilarious! And somewhat worrying.

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  4. 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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  5. 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. 😦


  6. 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!


  7. 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!


    1. Jessica Lim says:

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


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

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  9. Ravish Star says:

    Hehe love it! Thanks for sharing.


  10. 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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  11. 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. . . . .


  12. 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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  13. Monika says:

    Uggs? That’s really strange!

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  14. JF Dowsett says:

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


  15. 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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