Apps by Category - Travel & Local

Book taxis in Melbourne with this app. Detects your location and allows you to estimate fare. Find the rank nearest your vicinity and more.
Published by 13CABS

Office 2013 Sydney New Year's even app from City of Sydney and Telstra. The app has all the information you need for a great night, as well as interactive features - find the best places to watch the fireworks, pre-load SMS messages to your friends and family. If you pre-load before 6pm Telstra will send these free of charge from midnight - regardless of network. Message the Bridge and potentially see your words projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge pylons. Plus exclusive content and video messages.
Published by City of Sydney

An app that allows you to send an SMS alert to multiple contacts when you reach a pre-determined location. Ideal for letting your mum know you arrived safely you won't have to remember to call / text her when you arrive. Uses the mobile network to identify your location not GPS so saves battery. There is a free version of this app also.
Published by DunnTech Computing

This app is the mobile version of and provides up to date Australian maps for Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. GPS position is shown and driving directions can be given, also includes data for over 100,000 amenities in over 100 categories.

Find the 10 closest loos near your current location! Get walking or driving directions, follows you in real time. Might be an idea to turn it off before you enter the cubicle then.
Published by TheAussieFriends

Check the arrival / departure time of flights within Australian airports. Manually and automatically refresh information and color coded flight status information. Currently only supports Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Mackay, Melbourne and Perth based flights.
Published by Yuliang Shan

This app for Australia Forum - the fastest growing community dedicated to members that are in the process of moving to Australia. The forum also caters for people that have moved to Australia from another country. The Australia Forum is a community about sharing and learning enough to get you started on your new adventure in a new country. As well as topics on immigration, use the app to learn about education, business, employment and travel in Australia.
Published by moveforward

Quickly display the 30 nearest radio stations - either AM or FM. Covers all of Australia. Includes search and filter capability.
Published by Frisbeeworld

This app has detailes of 25 classic Aussie road trips, from fun-fill family holiday drives along the coast to breathtaking mountain drives through world heritage rainforests and remote outback adventures. The road trip information includes guides on what to see and do, where to eat and sleep and also camping information.
Published by Sutro Media

Book a rental car at any of the 240 Avis locations in Australia with this app. Use the app to find the nearest office or get directions. Great for checking out vehicle options, opening hours and for modifying or cancelling reservations.
Published by Avis Australia

This app lists Craft Breweries of Victoria on a map and helps you plan tours and a brew-hopping day around the state. Works offline too. Early days for this app but it's off to a good start. There is a Premium version which removes the ads.

Premium version of the Beer Mate application. This app provides an informative guide to local Victorian craft breweries so you can plan a trip around the state and sample all the finest beers on offer. Early days for this app but it's off to a good start.

Tourist information app for Brisbane. Find transport facilities, emergency services, health care centres, accommodation and accessible libraries. Includes City Council contact information and events listings.
Published by Aditri

Taxi booking app for the nation's capital Canberra. Get SMS messages for ETA with taxi number.

The companion app for ChargePoint - the world's largest electric vehicle charging network. You can navigate, access and charge at any electric vehicle charging station you find with the app. Includes information such as distance and payment information. Get turn by turn directions to charging stations, see the real-time availability and start / stop charging sessions from your phone. Also reserve stations while you're on the road.
Published by ChargePoint

This is a global app that contains information for Australian locations about bike sharing networks. The Australian connection is Brisbane and Melbourne. It aggregates bike sharing network information and shows status and availability of bikes in those cities.
Published by Awesome Enterprises

Another app that has information about bike sharing networks. Covers many world cities but includes Brisbane and Melbourne
Published by Little Fluffy Toys Ltd

Free WiFi locations across Australia.
Published by NoManProjects

This app is obviously a competitor to Google Maps. It is free and includes free features, but includes features that you have to pay for as well - some of the extra value add provided by this app include live petrol prices and traffic, 3D building and voice guided navigation. No data chares if you're on the Telstra network.
Published by Garmin

Canberra public transport information App. Displays Canberra Buses timetables. Data is stored on your phone so it can work offline. Find your nearest station and save your favourites.
Published by OAK Systems Enterprise

Get building information about the James Cook Univeristy campus. Includes searchable staff directory. Unofficial app that has no associated with JCU.
Published by bellmr

McDonalds locations all across Australia. The Hamburglar has to be in one of them.
Published by NoManProjects

Train timetables for Melbourne - appears to download a file for offline use.
Published by Sean Lim

An offline timetable app for Melbourne Metro trains, detects your location and displays the upcoming trains at your nearest station
Published by Scott Vandonkelaar

A turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for Australia with alerts for school speedzones. No internet connection needed. All map data stored in the phone, port of an app that is popular on the iPhone. Includes spoken street names with Australian accented male and female voice options.
Published by MetroView Systems

An app for motorbike riders that contains guides to all the best rides around Australia. View a huge collection of Motorbike rides close to your current location or plan a trip to different states. For some of the popular rides includes point of view video that lets you experience the ride from your phone.

Live traffic app for New South Wales - NSW. Data is sourced directly from the RTA website to provide users with a map based view of what is going on. Based on your GPS location you can view traffic cams within a 15km radius. Users can configure which information they want to seeon the map - major events, roadworks, fire, flood etc.
Published by Common Cents Apps

Cashless parking assitant for Brisbane City Council mobile parking payment system. You need to register with first.
Published by Jason Khan

Travel guide for Perth with an offline map function. Find the best attractions, sights, shops, restaurants, bars and clubs and more. Allows you to build a travel itinerary and also has augmented reality function available
Published by GuidePal Travel Guides

Public transport timetable app for Perth public transport. Bus, Train and Ferry information including nearby stops, stations and stop times. Timetable information is downloaded when you first install the app and so it it then available offline. Free app that is ad-supported
Published by Skye Harris

Use this app to find cheap petrol prices near you, Australia wide. You an report fuel prices to help others. Includes locations for Caltex, Woolworths, Shell, Coles Express, BP, 7-Eleven, United Petroleum, Gull and independents. Everyone wants to save money on fuel, so download this app and save today.
Published by Pinecone Software

A guide to over 1,000 children's playgrounds in Brisbane. Allows you to view the playground before arriving and view ratings provided by other users. Find out whether it has BBQ facilities, toilets, fences, shade and much more. Search by map and of course by suburb. Organise a play date by sending an SMS or email to friends to meet at exact locations.
Published by Marcel Braghetto

A one-stop app for the Victorian public transport system. Journey planning information, save and rename your favourite stations, stops and journeys. Transport network maps for metropolitan train, tram V/Line and Nightrider services.

App for the Reef 2 Beach Surf School located in Agnes Water, Queensland. The surf school has trained over 20,000 backpackers tourits.
Published by Pixel Energy

App for SilverService taxis in Canberra - quality, luxury vehicles with professional, courtest drivers. This app lets you place bookings

Get live traffic information for NSW, Victoria and Queensland. Includes traffic cam views.
Published by

A guide for South Bank, Brisbane. Includes information on what to do and where to go. South Bank is a hub of dining, fashion and nature right in the centre of Brisbane. Includes guides to shops, restaurants and events happening in the South Bank area.
Published by South Bank Corp

Find and book hotel rooms in Darwin
Published by Local Hotel Search

A taxi booking app for Suburban Taxis in Adelaide. Allows you to make bookings, often bypassing the busy telephone queue. You can see how far away your taxi is with live tracking and of course the usual array of fare estimation. Can also use the GPS functionality in your phone to nominate where you need a taxi from.
Published by MTData Pty Ltd

Track the tide times and information for Sydney and New South Wales. Find out what the tide will be for future dates. Includes areas such as Wollongong, Shoalhaven River, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and more.
Published by TXTVault

A guide to the city’s best eco-friendly events, activities, dining, markets and more. With over 170 entries, with this app you’ll eat your way through Sydney’s best local, organic and vegetarian restaurants. Find the best retro, recycled and designer markets and discover how to best explore Sydney by bike, foot, kayak or surfboard. The app has listed dozens of great green outdoor adventures with more than half of these adventures under $10.
Published by Sutro Media

Estimate taxi fares, book taxis for multiple locations around Australia. Requires internet connection, but supports day and night rates for fair estimation.
Published by Cerebold

Live traffic app for Brisbane. Provides views of traffic cameras located around Brisbane.

A free and official guide to Tropical North Queensland. Lets you plan a holiday to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree rainforest and the outback. Maps, augmented reality and travel content which is accessible offline. Search for accommodation ranging fom backpacker hostels to 5 star resots. Listing of events, festivals, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Includes user generated content such as reviews and photos uploaded by travellers. Covers the entire Tropical North Queensland region including Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Mission Beach and Cassowary Coast, Cooktown and Cape York, Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda and the Gulf Savannah.
Published by tripwolf

Thousands of listings of camp sites, caravan parks, farm stays and backpacker hostels. Users are able to rate, add comments, and find places to camp based on facilities.
Published by Angry Robot

Yelp is a global app that lets you find out about local businesses around you. User generated reviews and ratings let you know which of the 3 coffee shops on your block are best. While a global app, there is plenty of Australian content and it's growing.
Published by Yelp