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Australia is a country, and continent, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities  Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide  are coastal, but its capital, Canberra, is inland and nicknamed the "Bush Capital." The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness) and unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

How Big Is Australia?
Get the precise details about Australia's size and where it fits into the bigger scheme of things.




Australia's National Identity
Donald Horne's famous phrase 'the lucky country' have been used in numerous ways to describe everything that is great about our nation.


Australia's Antipodes
If you dug a hole from anywhere in Australia right through the centre of the earth to the other side, where would you come out?


Only In Australia
A collection of stories, facts and myths that could only happen in Australia.


Extreme Australia
Australia's biggest, smallest, oldest, highest, hottest, coldest, highest.


Australia's National Anthem
The story of "Advance Australia Fair" - Australia's National Anthem.


Australian Culture
Australia is one of the world's most multicultural countries, encompassing everyone from the world's oldest culture, to newly arrived migrants.


Mysteries and Myths
Australian recorded history is peppered with myths, legends, far fetched stories, as well as an equal number of facts that are stranger than fiction.


Australia's Currency
Australia's national currency is the Australian dollar (AUD) which comes in polymer (plastic) notes, as well as silver and bronze coins for denominations of $2 and less.


Finding Australia's Centre
The quest to find the centre of Australia and the centres of its states and territories.


Flags of Australia
The flags - and the stories behind the flags - of Australia, its states, territories and dependencies - both past and present.


State and Territory Corners
Where can you throw a ball in Western Australia, it flies across part of South Australia and lands in the Northern Territory? Not only that, fewer people have visited this place than have been to the South Pole.


National Icons
Australia's national icons range from the sublime to the commonplace - from stunning natural and man-made wonders to humble food items like Aussie meat pies and a yeast-based spread called vegemite.


Motoring In Australia
Australians love their cars and enjoy nothing better than climbing aboard and goi8ng for a drive.


Self Proclaimed States
Over the years there has been a plethora of individuals who have decided to secede from the Commonwealth of Australia and create independent nations and principalities.

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