n most homes you will use the same bathroom as other members of the family. Aussies usually shower once or twice a day, before or after work, and don’t have baths very often. They use the bathroom to get clean as quickly as possible while using a minimum of resources. Shower for between two and five minutes, then dry hair, get dressed and apply any makeup back in the bedroom. This is important for busy households where up to five family members may be getting ready for school and work in the morning.
Regular rules regarding bathrooms
Australian bathrooms are not built for splashing water around. Wash inside the bath or shower. Do not stand outside the bath to splash water over yourself and wet the floor.
Household members are expected to leave the bathroom clean and reasonably dry after use.
Those with long hair may lose some in the shower. This should be picked up and put in the rubbish bin otherwise it might clog drains.
Wet towels should be hung on a rail in the bathroom to dry. Aussies use the same towel for several days. Don’t expect a fresh towel daily.
Female household members are expected to wrap sanitary products in a paper bag and place the bag in the rubbish bin. These items don’t go in the toilet as they can cause blockages, which may lead to embarrassment.
Male household members are expected to lift the toilet seat when going to the toilet. The seat should be back afterwards.