Ask LH: What Are The Laws About Jaywalking In Australia?

Hi Lifehacker, I was reading recently about a guy who crossed the road (not at an intersection) in front of a police car and they fined him for jaywalking. I was wondering what exactly constitutes jaywalking in each state?


PackPoint Builds Packing Lists Based On Weather And Your Plans

Android/BlackBerry: Whether you’re planning a holiday getaway or a business trip, PackPoint makes sure you go prepared with everything you need for the weather during your trip and any activities or events you’ll enjoy while you’re there.


Five Places To Visit Where The Aussie Dollar Is Still Worth Something

With the Aussie dollar continuing to slump against the greenback, the time of living like kings abroad looks over. Are Australians doomed to travelling the world on a shoestring once again, the dollar worth less than a handful of clamshells?


Ask LH: What's A Good Point-And-Shoot Camera For Travel?

Hey Lifehacker, I was wondering if you had any recommendations on a point-and-shoot compact camera for travelling. A relative has asked me for advice and my first thought was a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, but they didn’t like that idea. Any ideas or recommendations?


iPacking Makes Packing For Any Trip Quick And Efficient

iOS: If you travel a lot, or just worry about leaving things behind when you do, iPacking might be just the app you need for creating your packing lists.


Leave Cupboards Open When Packing And Never Leave Anything Behind

Whether you’re moving to a new place or just packing up your hotel room, make sure you never leave anything behind. When you open up a cabinet or drawer to clear it out, leave it open so you know what’s been emptied.


BusBud Guides You To Cheap Bus Tickets Around The Globe

If you’re looking for a cheap way to get from place to place at home or abroad, BusBud can guide you to affordable bus tickets for your next trip in close to 10,000 cities in 81 different countries. Whether you need to get across the county, or you want a way to explore a new land, they have you covered.


Make DIY Travel-Sized Toiletries With A Drinking Straw

You never know when you might need sunscreen or a bit of moisturiser. Instead of lugging a bunch of bottles in your bag that add to the weight and space, Mighty Girl has a simple hack: DIY toiletries in a straw.


The 'Crashed Car' Showroom Teaches You Not To Drive Like An Idiot

The Crashed Car Showroom is a temporary storefront in Sydney conceived by the NRMA Insurance Research Centre. As its name implies, it’s dedicated to road safety and the dangers of driving via an assortment of technological displays — including a crash test dummy simulator that straps you into a hydraulic car while wearing an Oculus Rift VR headset. Read on for a tour of the showroom floor.


Ask LH: Can An Airline Charge Me For Seat Selection?

Hey Lifehacker, I was booking a flight from Melbourne to Sydney on Jetstar and I noticed that they were going to charge me $5 for choosing a standard seat as an ‘optional extra’. It’s not much, and of course I have no choice but to pay it, but it seems a little wrong. Are they allowed to charge extra for something as necessary as a seat on an aircraft? Shouldn’t this price be worked into the initial ticket quote? Any thoughts?