Just taking us all back to the drive-in pharmacy discussion, which by the way makes a huge deal of sense when you are talking about keeping children in the car and keeping germs from spreading. I just wanted to point out that pharmacies (also called chemists) in Australia are quite different to those that I saw when I was in the US. I went into a few Walgreens and to me they were much more like a grocery store with a small pharmacy section. Pharmacies here tend to be smaller stores with just medicine and personal products, but with a smaller range than a grocery store. So you might have vitamins, haircare, contact lens solutions, baby products, body lotions and similar sorts of items.
Prescription meds are pre-prepared and packaged, a very few are made on site and these would be only at some pharmacies.
I am fascinated by the notion that some places don't have any footpaths. It's very unusual here (Perth, Western Australia) to not have a footpath on at least one side of the road. I'm wondering if mums in these areas don't go for walks with their babies in prams/strollers? Having taken my little one for a walk this morning in our surrounding streets and seen at least a half dozen other mums with prams it has me wondering.
Oh, and on the notion of drive-through bottle shops (I can think of two in my area, though I've only ever bought bags of ice from one - very handy), even though you can purchase alcohol from your car you aren't allowed to open it or drink it until you get to your destination.
One more thing that I just remembered; there was a news article this week proclaiming that drive through convenience stores are on there way here.