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Australia

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Australia is a country.

Australia , , or colloquially , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For at least 40,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups.

After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established.

On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since Federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories. The population of 23.6 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated in the eastern states and on the coast.

Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy. In 2012 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income. Australia's military expenditure is the world's 13th-largest. With the second-highest human development index globally, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.

Etymology

Pronounced in Australian English, the name Australia is derived from the Latin australis, meaning "southern". The country has been referred to colloquially as Oz since the early 20th century. Aussie is a common colloquial term for "Australian". In neighbouring New Zealand, and less commonly in Australia itself, the noun "Aussie" is also used to refer to the nation, as distinct from its residents. The sporting anthem C'mon Aussie C'mon is an example of local use of Aussie as synonym for Australia.

Legends of Terra Australis Incognita—an "unknown land of the South"—date back to Roman times and were commonplace in medieval geography, although not based on any documented knowledge of the continent. Following European discovery, names for the Australian landmass were often references to the famed Terra Australis.

The earliest recorded use of the word Australia in English was in 1625 in "A note of Australia del Espíritu Santo, written by Sir Richard Hakluyt", published by Samuel Purchas in Hakluytus Posthumus, a corruption of the original Spanish name "Tierra Austral del Espíritu Santo" for an island in Vanuatu. The Dutch adjectival form Australische was used in a Dutch book in Batavia in 1638, to refer to the newly discovered lands to the south. Australia was later used in a 1693 translation of Les Aventures de Jacques Sadeur dans la Découverte et le Voyage de la Terre Australe, a 1676 French novel by Gabriel de Foigny, under the pen-name Jacques Sadeur. Referring to the entire South Pacific region, Alexander Dalrymple used it in An Historical Collection of Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean in 1771. By the end of the 18th century, the name was being used to refer specifically to Australia, with the botanists George Shaw and Sir James Smith writing of "the vast island, or rather continent, of Australia, Australasia or New Holland" in their 1793 Zoology and Botany of New Holland, and James Wilson including it on a 1799 chart.

The name Australia was popularised by the explorer Matthew Flinders, who pushed for it to be formally adopted as early as 1804. When preparing his manuscript and charts for his 1814 A Voyage to Terra Australis, he was persuaded by his patron, Sir Joseph Banks, to use the term Terra Australis as this was the name most familiar to the public. Flinders did so, and published the following rationale:

In the footnote Flinders wrote:

This is the only occurrence of the word Australia in that text; but in Appendix III, Robert Brown's General remarks, geographical and systematical, on the botany of Terra Australis, Brown makes use of the adjectival form Australian throughout,—the first known use of that form. Despite popular conception, the book was not instrumental in the adoption of the name: the name came gradually to be accepted over the following ten years.

The first time that the name Australia appears to have been officially used was in a despatch to Lord Bathurst of 4 April 1817 in which Governor Lachlan Macquarie acknowledges the receipt of Capt. Flinders' charts of Australia. On 12 December 1817, Macquarie recommended to the Colonial Office that it be formally adopted. In 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known officially as Australia.

History

Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun between 42,000 and 48,000 years ago, possibly with the migration of people by land bridges and short sea-crossings from what is now South-East Asia. These first inhabitants may have been ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. At the time of European settlement in the late 18th century, most Indigenous Australians were hunter-gatherers, with a complex oral culture and spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime. The Torres Strait Islanders, ethnically Melanesian, were originally horticulturalists and hunter-gatherers. The northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited sporadically by fishermen from Maritime Southeast Asia.

The first recorded European sighting of the Australian mainland, and the first recorded European landfall on the Australian continent, are attributed to the Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon. He sighted the coast of Cape York Peninsula in early 1606, and made landfall on 26 February at the Pennefather River near the modern town of Weipa on Cape York. The Dutch charted the whole of the western and northern coastlines and named the island continent "New Holland" during the 17th century, but made no attempt at settlement. William Dampier, an English explorer and privateer, landed on the north-west coast of New Holland in 1688 and again in 1699 on a return trip. In 1770, James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast, which he named New South Wales and claimed for Great Britain. With the loss of its American colonies in 1783, the British Government sent a fleet of ships, the "First Fleet", under the command of Captain Arthur Phillip, to establish a new penal colony in New South Wales. A camp was set up and the flag raised at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, on 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day, Australia Day although the British Crown Colony of New South Wales was not formally promulgated until 7 February 1788. The first settlement led to the foundation of Sydney, the establishment of farming, industry and commerce; and the exploration and settlement of other regions.

A British settlement was established in Van Diemen's Land, now known as Tasmania, in 1803 and it became a separate colony in 1825. The United Kingdom formally claimed the western part of Western Australia in 1828. Separate colonies were carved from parts of New South Wales: South Australia in 1836, Victoria in 1851, and Queensland in 1859. The Northern Territory was founded in 1911 when it was excised from South Australia. South Australia was founded as a "free province"—it was never a penal colony. Victoria and Western Australia were also founded "free", but later accepted transported convicts. A campaign by the settlers of New South Wales led to the end of convict transportation to that colony; the last convict ship arrived in 1848.

The indigenous population, estimated to have been between 750,000 and 1,000,000 at the time European settlement began, declined for 150 years following settlement, mainly due to infectious disease. A government policy of "assimilation" beginning with the Aboriginal Protection Act 1869 resulted in the removal of many Aboriginal children from their families and communities—often referred to as the Stolen Generations—a practice which may also have contributed to the decline in the indigenous population. The Federal government gained the power to make laws with respect to Aborigines following the 1967 referendum. Traditional ownership of land—aboriginal title—was not recognised until 1992, when the High Court case Mabo v Queensland overturned the legal doctrine that Australia had been terra nullius before the European occupation.

A gold rush began in Australia in the early 1850s and the Eureka Rebellion against mining licence fees in 1854 was an early expression of civil disobedience. Between 1855 and 1890, the six colonies individually gained responsible government, managing most of their own affairs while remaining part of the British Empire. The Colonial Office in London retained control of some matters, notably foreign affairs, defence, and international shipping.

On 1 January 1901, federation of the colonies was achieved after a decade of planning, consultation and voting. This established the Commonwealth of Australia as a dominion of the British Empire. The Federal Capital Territory was formed in 1911 as the location for the future federal capital of Canberra. Melbourne was the temporary seat of government from 1901 to 1927 while Canberra was being constructed. The Northern Territory was transferred from the control of the South Australian government to the federal parliament in 1911. In 1914, Australia joined Britain in fighting World War I, with support from both the outgoing Commonwealth Liberal Party and the incoming Australian Labor Party. Australians took part in many of the major battles fought on the Western Front. Of about 416,000 who served, about 60,000 were killed and another 152,000 were wounded. Many Australians regard the defeat of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli as the birth of the nation—its first major military action. The Kokoda Track campaign is regarded by many as an analogous nation-defining event during World War II.

Britain's Statute of Westminster 1931 formally ended most of the constitutional links between Australia and the UK. Australia adopted it in 1942, but it was backdated to 1939 to confirm the validity of legislation passed by the Australian Parliament during World War II. The shock of the United Kingdom's defeat in Asia in 1942 and the threat of Japanese invasion caused Australia to turn to the United States as a new ally and protector. Since 1951, Australia has been a formal military ally of the US, under the ANZUS treaty. After World War II Australia encouraged immigration from Europe. Since the 1970s and following the abolition of the White Australia policy, immigration from Asia and elsewhere was also promoted. As a result, Australia's demography, culture, and self-image were transformed. The final constitutional ties between Australia and the UK were severed with the passing of the Australia Act 1986, ending any British role in the government of the Australian States, and closing the option of judicial appeals to the Privy Council in London. In a 1999 referendum, 55% of voters and a majority in every state rejected a proposal to become a republic with a president appointed by a two-thirds vote in both Houses of the Australian Parliament. Since the election of the Whitlam Government in 1972, there has been an increasing focus in foreign policy on ties with other Pacific Rim nations, while maintaining close ties with Australia's traditional allies and trading partners.

Government

Australia is a constitutional monarchy with a federal division of powers. It uses a parliamentary system of government with Queen Elizabeth II at its apex as the Queen of Australia, a role that is distinct from her position as monarch of the other Commonwealth realms. The Queen resides in the United Kingdom, and she is represented by her viceroys in Australia , who by convention act on the advice of her ministers. Supreme executive authority is vested by the Constitution of Australia in the sovereign, but the power to exercise it is conferred by the Constitution specifically on the Governor-General. The most notable exercise to date of the Governor-General's reserve powers outside the Prime Minister's request was the dismissal of the Whitlam Government in the constitutional crisis of 1975.

The federal government is separated into three branches:

  • The legislature: the bicameral Parliament, defined in section 1 of the constitution as comprising the Queen , the Senate, and the House of Representatives;
  • The executive: the Federal Executive Council, in practice the Governor-General as advised by the Prime Minister and Ministers of State;
  • The judiciary: the High Court of Australia and other federal courts, whose judges are appointed by the Governor-General on advice of the Council.

In the Senate , there are 76 senators: twelve each from the states and two each from the mainland territories . The House of Representatives has 150 members elected from single-member electoral divisions, commonly known as "electorates" or "seats", allocated to states on the basis of population, with each original state guaranteed a minimum of five seats. Elections for both chambers are normally held every three years, simultaneously; senators have overlapping six-year terms except for those from the territories, whose terms are not fixed but are tied to the electoral cycle for the lower house; thus only 40 of the 76 places in the Senate are put to each election unless the cycle is interrupted by a double dissolution.

Australia's electoral system uses preferential voting for all lower house elections with the exception of Tasmania and the ACT which, along with the Senate and most state upper houses, combine it with proportional representation in a system known as the single transferable vote. Voting is compulsory for all enrolled citizens 18 years and over in every jurisdiction, as is enrolment . The party with majority support in the House of Representatives forms the government and its leader becomes Prime Minister. In cases where no party has majority support, the Governor-General has the constitutional power to appoint the Prime Minister and, if necessary, dismiss one that has lost the confidence of Parliament.

There are two major political groups that usually form government, federally and in the states: the Australian Labor Party and the Coalition which is a formal grouping of the Liberal Party and its minor partner, the National Party. Independent members and several minor parties, have achieved representation in Australian parliaments, mostly in upper houses.

Within Australian political culture, the Coalition is considered centre-right and the Labor Party is considered centre-left. Queensland in particular, along with Western Australia and the Northern Territory, are regarded as comparatively conservative. Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory are regarded as comparatively socially liberal. New South Wales has often been regarded as a politically moderate bellwether state.

Following a partyroom leadership challenge, Julia Gillard became the first female Prime Minister in June 2010. The most recent federal election was held on 7 September 2013 and resulted in a majority government for the Coalition. Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott was sworn into office as Prime Minister by the Governor-General of Australia on 18 September.

States and territories

Australia has six states—New South Wales , Queensland , South Australia , Tasmania , Victoria and Western Australia —and two major mainland territories—the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory . In most respects these two territories function as states, but the Commonwealth Parliament can override any legislation of their parliaments. By contrast, federal legislation overrides state legislation only in areas that are set out in Section 51 of the Australian Constitution; state parliaments retain all residual legislative powers, including those over schools, state police, the state judiciary, roads, public transport and local government, since these do not fall under the provisions listed in Section 51.

Each state and major mainland territory has its own parliament—unicameral in the Northern Territory, the ACT and Queensland—and bicameral in the other states. The states are sovereign entities, although subject to certain powers of the Commonwealth as defined by the Constitution. The lower houses are known as the Legislative Assembly ; the upper houses are known as the Legislative Council. The head of the government in each state is the Premier and in each territory the Chief Minister. The Queen is represented in each state by a Governor; and in the Northern Territory, the Administrator. In the Commonwealth, the Queen's representative is the Governor-General.

The federal parliament directly administers the following territories:

  • Ashmore and Cartier Islands
  • Australian Antarctic Territory
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Coral Sea Islands
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Jervis Bay Territory, a naval base and sea port for the national capital in land that was formerly part of New South Wales

Norfolk Island is also technically an external territory; however, under the Norfolk Island Act 1979 it has been granted more autonomy and is governed locally by its own legislative assembly. The Queen is represented by an Administrator.

Macquarie Island is administered by Tasmania, and Lord Howe Island by New South Wales.

Foreign relations and military

Over recent decades, Australia's foreign relations have been driven by a close association with the United States through the ANZUS pact, and by a desire to develop relationships with Asia and the Pacific, particularly through ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Forum. In 2005 Australia secured an inaugural seat at the East Asia Summit following its accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, and in 2011 attended the Sixth East Asia Summit in Indonesia. Australia is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, in which the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings provide the main forum for co-operation.

Australia has pursued the cause of international trade liberalisation. It led the formation of the Cairns Group and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Australia is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Trade Organization, and has pursued several major bilateral free trade agreements, most recently the Australia – United States Free Trade Agreement and Closer Economic Relations with New Zealand, with another free trade agreement being negotiated with China—the Australia–China Free Trade Agreement—and Japan, South Korea in 2011, Australia–Chile Free Trade Agreement, ASEAN – Australia – New Zealand Free Trade Area, and the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership.

Along with New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Singapore, Australia is party to the Five Power Defence Arrangements, a regional defence agreement. A founding member country of the United Nations, Australia is strongly committed to multilateralism and maintains an international aid program under which some 60 countries receive assistance. The 2005–06 budget provides A$2.5 billion for development assistance. Australia ranks seventh overall in the Center for Global Development's 2008 Commitment to Development Index.

Australia's armed forces—the Australian Defence Force —comprise the Royal Australian Navy , the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force , in total numbering 80,561 personnel . The titular role of Commander-in-Chief is vested in the Governor-General, who appoints a Chief of the Defence Force from one of the armed services on the advice of the government. Day-to-day force operations are under the command of the Chief, while broader administration and the formulation of defence policy is undertaken by the Minister and Department of Defence.

In the 2010–11 budget, defence spending was A$25.7 billion, representing the 13th largest defence budget. Australia has been involved in UN and regional peacekeeping, disaster relief and armed conflict, including the 2003 invasion of Iraq; it currently has deployed about 3,330 defence force personnel in varying capacities to 12 international operations in areas including East Timor, Solomon Islands and Afghanistan.

Geography and climate

Australia's landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres is on the Indo-Australian Plate. Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas, with the Coral Sea lying off the Queensland coast, and the Tasman Sea lying between Australia and New Zealand. The world's smallest continent and sixth largest country by total area, Australia—owing to its size and isolation—is often dubbed the "island continent", and is sometimes considered the world's largest island. Australia has 34,218 kilometres of coastline , and claims an extensive Exclusive Economic Zone of 8,148,250 square kilometres . This exclusive economic zone does not include the Australian Antarctic Territory. Apart from Macquarie Island, Australia lies between latitudes 9° and 44°S, and longitudes 112° and 154°E.

The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef, lies a short distance off the north-east coast and extends for over 2,000 kilometres . Mount Augustus, claimed to be the world's largest monolith, is located in Western Australia. At 2,228 metres , Mount Kosciuszko on the Great Dividing Range is the highest mountain on the Australian mainland. Even taller are Mawson Peak , on the remote Australian territory of Heard Island, and, in the Australian Antarctic Territory, Mount McClintock and Mount Menzies, at 3,492 metres and 3,355 metres respectively.

Australia's size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with tropical rainforests in the north-east, mountain ranges in the south-east, south-west and east, and dry desert in the centre. It is the flattest continent, with the oldest and least fertile soils; desert or semi-arid land commonly known as the outback makes up by far the largest portion of land. The driest inhabited continent, its annual rainfall averaged over continental area is less than 500 mm. The population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, is among the lowest in the world, although a large proportion of the population lives along the temperate south-eastern coastline.

Eastern Australia is marked by the Great Dividing Range, which runs parallel to the coast of Queensland, New South Wales and much of Victoria. The name is not strictly accurate, because parts of the range consist of low hills, and the highlands are typically no more than 1,600 metres in height. The coastal uplands and a belt of Brigalow grasslands lie between the coast and the mountains, while inland of the dividing range are large areas of grassland. These include the western plains of New South Wales, and the Einasleigh Uplands, Barkly Tableland, and Mulga Lands of inland Queensland. The northernmost point of the east coast is the tropical-rainforested Cape York Peninsula.

The landscapes of the Top End and the Gulf Country—with their tropical climate—include forest, woodland, wetland, grassland, rainforest and desert. At the north-west corner of the continent are the sandstone cliffs and gorges of The Kimberley, and below that the Pilbara. To the south of these and inland, lie more areas of grassland: the Ord Victoria Plain and the Western Australian Mulga shrublands. At the heart of the country are the uplands of central Australia. Prominent features of the centre and south include Uluru , the famous sandstone monolith, and the inland Simpson, Tirari and Sturt Stony, Gibson, Great Sandy, Tanami, and Great Victoria deserts, with the famous Nullarbor Plain on the southern coast.

The climate of Australia is significantly influenced by ocean currents, including the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, which is correlated with periodic drought, and the seasonal tropical low-pressure system that produces cyclones in northern Australia. These factors cause rainfall to vary markedly from year to year. Much of the northern part of the country has a tropical, predominantly summer-rainfall climate. The southwest corner of the country has a Mediterranean climate. Much of the southeast is temperate.

Environment

Although most of Australia is semi-arid or desert, it includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests, and is recognised as a megadiverse country. Fungi typify that diversity; an estimated 250,000 species—of which only 5% have been described—occur in Australia. Because of the continent's great age, extremely variable weather patterns, and long-term geographic isolation, much of Australia's biota is unique and diverse. About 85% of flowering plants, 84% of mammals, more than 45% of birds, and 89% of in-shore, temperate-zone fish are endemic. Australia has the greatest number of reptiles of any country, with 755 species.

Australian forests are mostly made up of evergreen species, particularly eucalyptus trees in the less arid regions, wattles replace them in drier regions and deserts as the most dominant species. Among well-known Australian animals are the monotremes ; a host of marsupials, including the kangaroo, koala, and wombat, and birds such as the emu and the kookaburra. Australia is home to many dangerous animals including some of the most venomous snakes in the world. The dingo was introduced by Austronesian people who traded with Indigenous Australians around 3000 BCE. Many animal and plant species became extinct soon after first human settlement, including the Australian megafauna; others have disappeared since European settlement, among them the thylacine.

Many of Australia's ecoregions, and the species within those regions, are threatened by human activities and introduced animal, chromistan, fungal and plant species. All these factors have led to Australia having the highest mammal extinction rate of any country in the world. The federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is the legal framework for the protection of threatened species. Numerous protected areas have been created under the National Strategy for the Conservation of Australia's Biological Diversity to protect and preserve unique ecosystems; 65 wetlands are listed under the Ramsar Convention, and 16 natural World Heritage Sites have been established. Australia was ranked 3rd out of 178 countries in the world on the 2014 Environmental Performance Index.

Environmental issues

Protection of the environment is also a major political issue. In 2007, the First Rudd Government signed the instrument of ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Nevertheless, Australia's carbon dioxide emissions per capita are among the highest in the world, lower than those of only a few other industrialised nations. Rainfall in Australia has slightly increased over the past century, both nationwide and for two quadrants of the nation. According to the Bureau of Meteorology's 2011 Australian Climate Statement, Australia had lower than average temperatures in 2011 as a consequence of a La Niña weather pattern, however, "the country's 10-year average continues to demonstrate the rising trend in temperatures, with 2002–2011 likely to rank in the top two warmest 10-year periods on record for Australia, at 0.52 °C above the long-term average". Furthermore, 2014 was Australia's third warmest year since national temperature observations commenced in 1910.

Water restrictions are frequently in place in many regions and cities of Australia in response to chronic shortages due to urban population increases and localised drought. Throughout much of the continent, major flooding regularly follows extended periods of drought, flushing out inland river systems, overflowing dams and inundating large inland flood plains, as occurred throughout Eastern Australia in 2010, 2011 and 2012 after the 2000s Australian drought.

Economy

Australia is a wealthy country; it generates its income from various sources including mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking and manufacturing. It has a market economy, a relatively high GDP per capita, and a relatively low rate of poverty. In terms of average wealth, Australia ranked second in the world after Switzerland in 2013, although the nation's poverty rate increased from 10.2 per cent to 11.8 per cent, from 2000/01 to 2013. It was identified by the Credit Suisse Research Institute as the nation with the highest median wealth in the world and the second-highest average wealth per adult in 2013.

The Australian dollar is the currency for the nation, including Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu. With the 2006 merger of the Australian Stock Exchange and the Sydney Futures Exchange, the Australian Securities Exchange became the ninth largest in the world.

Ranked third in the Index of Economic Freedom , Australia is the world's twelfth largest economy and has the fifth highest per capita GDP at $66,984. The country was ranked second in the United Nations 2011 Human Development Index and first in Legatum's 2008 Prosperity Index. All of Australia's major cities fare well in global comparative livability surveys; Melbourne reached first place on The Economist's 2011, 2012 and 2013 world's most liveable cities lists, followed by Adelaide, Sydney, and Perth in the fifth, seventh, and ninth places respectively. Total government debt in Australia is about $190 billion – 20% of GDP in 2010. Australia has among the highest house prices and some of the highest household-debt levels in the world.

An emphasis on exporting commodities rather than manufactured goods has underpinned a significant increase in Australia's terms of trade since the start of the 21st century, due to rising commodity prices. Australia has a balance of payments that is more than 7% of GDP negative, and has had persistently large current account deficits for more than 50 years. Australia has grown at an average annual rate of 3.6% for over 15 years, in comparison to the OECD annual average of 2.5%. Australia was the only advanced economy not to experience a recession due to the global financial downturn in 2008–2009. However, the economies of six of Australia's major trading partners have been in recession, which in turn has affected Australia, significantly hampering its economic growth in recent years. From 2012 to early 2013, Australia's national economy grew, but some non-mining states and Australia's non-mining economy experienced a recession.

The Hawke Government floated the Australian dollar in 1983 and partially deregulated the financial system. The Howard Government followed with a partial deregulation of the labour market and the further privatisation of state-owned businesses, most notably in the telecommunications industry. The indirect tax system was substantially changed in July 2000 with the introduction of a 10% Goods and Services Tax . In Australia's tax system, personal and company income tax are the main sources of government revenue.

In May 2012, there were 11,537,900 people employed , with an unemployment rate of 5.1%. Youth unemployment stood at 11.2%. Data released in mid-November 2013 showed that the number of welfare recipients had grown by 55%. In 2007 228,621 Newstart unemployment allowance recipients were registered, a total that increased to 646,414 in March 2013. According to the Graduate Careers Survey, full-time employment for newly qualified professionals from various occupations has declined since 2011 but it increases for graduates three years after graduation.

Over the past decade, inflation has typically been 2–3% and the base interest rate 5–6%. The service sector of the economy, including tourism, education, and financial services, accounts for about 70% of GDP. Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of agricultural products, particularly wheat and wool, minerals such as iron-ore and gold, and energy in the forms of liquified natural gas and coal. Although agriculture and natural resources account for only 3% and 5% of GDP respectively, they contribute substantially to export performance. Australia's largest export markets are Japan, China, the US, South Korea, and New Zealand. Australia is the world's fourth largest exporter of wine, and the wine industry contributes $5.5 billion per year to the nation's economy.

Demographics

For almost two centuries the majority of settlers, and later immigrants, came from the British Isles. As a result the people of Australia are primarily of British and/or Irish ethnic origin. The 2011 Census asked respondents to provide a maximum of two ancestries with which they most closely identify. The most commonly nominated ancestry was English , followed by Australian , Irish , Scottish , Italian , German , Chinese , Indian , Greek , and Dutch . Because Australia's census doesn't ask for racial background, it is unclear how many Australians are descendants of Europeans. Estimates vary from 85% - 92%. Asian Australians make up 12% of the population.

Australia's population has quadrupled since the end of World War I. Nevertheless, its population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, remains among the lowest in the world. As such, Australians have more living space per person than the inhabitants of any other nation, with average dwelling sizes well over double those of Western Europe. Aside from natural increases, Australia's population growth has also stemmed from over two centuries of immigration. Following World War II and through to 2000, almost 5.9 million of the total population settled in the country as new immigrants, meaning that nearly two out of every seven Australians were born in another country. Most immigrants are skilled, but the immigration quota includes categories for family members and refugees. By 2050, Australia's population is currently projected to reach around 42 million.

In 2011, 24.6% of Australians were born elsewhere and 43.1% of people had at least one overseas-born parent; the largest immigrant groups were those from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, China, India, Italy, Vietnam, and Philippines.

Over 80 percent of Australia's population is of European ancestry, and most of the rest are of Asian heritage, with a smaller minority of Indigenous background. Following the abolition of the White Australia policy in 1973, numerous government initiatives have been established to encourage and promote racial harmony based on a policy of multiculturalism. In 2005–06, more than 131,000 people emigrated to Australia, mainly from Asia and Oceania. The migration target for 2012–13 is 190,000, compared to 67,900 in 1998–99.

The rural population of Australia in 2012 was 2,420,731 . The Indigenous population—Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders—was counted at 548,370 in 2011, a significant increase from 115,953 in the 1976 census. The increase is partly due to many people with Indigenous heritage previously having been overlooked by the census due to undercount and cases where their Indigenous status had not been recorded on the form.

Indigenous Australians experience higher than average rates of imprisonment and unemployment, lower levels of education, and life expectancies for males and females that are 11–17 years lower than those of non-indigenous Australians. Some remote Indigenous communities have been described as having "failed state"-like conditions.

In common with many other developed countries, Australia is experiencing a demographic shift towards an older population, with more retirees and fewer people of working age. In 2004, the average age of the civilian population was 38.8 years. A large number of Australians live outside their home country.

Language

Although Australia has no official language, English has always been entrenched as the de facto national language. Australian English is a major variety of the language with a distinctive accent and lexicon, and differs slightly from other varieties of English in grammar and spelling. General Australian serves as the standard dialect. According to the 2011 census, English is the only language spoken in the home for close to 81% of the population. The next most common languages spoken at home are Mandarin , Italian , Arabic , Cantonese , Greek , and Vietnamese ; a considerable proportion of first- and second-generation migrants are bilingual. A 2010–2011 study by the Australia Early Development Index found the most common language spoken by children after English was Arabic, followed by Vietnamese, Greek, Chinese, and Hindi.

Over 250 Indigenous Australian languages are thought to have existed at the time of first European contact, of which less than 20 are still in daily use by all age groups. About 110 others are spoken exclusively by older people. At the time of the 2006 census, 52,000 Indigenous Australians, representing 12% of the Indigenous population, reported that they spoke an Indigenous language at home. Australia has a sign language known as Auslan, which is the main language of about 5,500 deaf people.

Religion

Australia has no state religion; Section 116 of the Australian Constitution prohibits the federal government from making any law to establish any religion, impose any religious observance, or prohibit the free exercise of any religion. In the 2011 census, 61.1% of Australians were counted as Christian, including 25.3% as Roman Catholic and 17.1% as Anglican; 22.3% of the population reported having "no religion"; 7.2% identify with non-Christian religions, the largest of these being Buddhism , followed by Islam , Hinduism and Judaism . The remaining 9.4% of the population did not provide an adequate answer.

Before European settlement, the animist beliefs of Australia's indigenous people had been practised for many thousands of years. Mainland Aboriginal Australians', spirituality is known as the Dreamtime and it places a heavy emphasis on belonging to the land. The collection of stories that it contains shaped Aboriginal law and customs. Aboriginal art, story and dance continue to draw on these spiritual traditions. The spirituality and customs of Torres Strait Islanders, who inhabit the islands between Australia and New Guinea, reflected their Melanesian origins and dependence on the sea. The 1996 Australian census counted more than 7000 respondents as followers of a traditional Aboriginal religion.

Since the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in 1788, Christianity has grown to be the major religion practised in Australia. Christian churches have played an integral role in the development of education, health and welfare services in Australia. For much of Australian history the Church of England was the largest religious affiliation. However, multicultural immigration has contributed to a decline in its relative position, and the Roman Catholic Church has benefitted from recent immigration to become the largest group. Similarly, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism have all grown in Australia over the past half-century.

A survey by the Bertelsmann Foundation found that "Australia is one of the least religious nations in the western world, coming in 17th out of 21 surveyed" and that "Nearly three out of four Australians say they are either not at all religious or that religion does not play a central role in their lives." While weekly attendance at church services in 2001 was about 1.5 million , a survey of 1,718 Australians by the Christian Research Association at the end of 2009 suggested that the number of people attending religious services per month in Australia dropped from 23% in 1993 to 16% in 2009, and while 60% of 15 to 29-year-old respondents in 1993 identified with Christian denominations, 33% did in 2009.

Education

School attendance, or registration for home schooling, is compulsory throughout Australia. Education is the responsibility of the individual states and territories so the rules vary between states, but in general children are required to attend school from the age of about 5 up until about 16. In some states , children aged 16–17 are required to either attend school or participate in vocational training, such as an apprenticeship.

Australia has an adult literacy rate that was estimated to be 99% in 2003. However, a 2011–12 report for the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that Tasmania has a literacy and numeracy rate of only 50%. In the Programme for International Student Assessment, Australia regularly scores among the top five of thirty major developed countries . Catholic education accounts for the largest non-government sector.

Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. The University of Sydney is Australia's oldest university, having been founded in 1850. Other notable universities include those of the Group of Eight leading tertiary institutions.

The OECD places Australia among the most expensive nations to attend university. There is a state-based system of vocational training, known as TAFE, and many trades conduct apprenticeships for training new tradespeople. About 58% of Australians aged from 25 to 64 have vocational or tertiary qualifications, and the tertiary graduation rate of 49% is the highest among OECD countries. The ratio of international to local students in tertiary education in Australia is the highest in the OECD countries.

Health

Australia has the fourth highest life expectancy in the world after Iceland, Japan and Hong Kong. Life expectancy in Australia in 2010 was 79.5 years for males and 84.0 years for females. Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, while cigarette smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease, responsible for 7.8% of the total mortality and disease. Ranked second in preventable causes is hypertension at 7.6%, with obesity third at 7.5%. Australia ranks 35th in the world and near the top of developed nations for its proportion of obese adults.

Total expenditure on health is around 9.8% of GDP. Australia introduced universal health care in 1975. Known as Medicare, it is now nominally funded by an income tax surcharge known as the Medicare levy, currently set at 1.5%. The states manage hospitals and attached outpatient services, while the Commonwealth funds the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and general practice.

Culture

Since 1788, the basis of Australian culture has been strongly influenced by Anglo-Celtic Western culture. Distinctive cultural features have also arisen from Australia's natural environment and Indigenous cultures. Since the mid-20th century, American popular culture has strongly influenced Australia, particularly through television and cinema. Other cultural influences come from neighbouring Asian countries, and through large-scale immigration from non-English-speaking nations.

Arts

Australian visual arts are thought to have begun with the cave paintings, rock engravings and body painting of its Indigenous peoples. The traditions of Indigenous Australians are largely transmitted orally, through ceremony and the telling of Dreamtime stories. From the time of European settlement, a major theme in Australian art has been the natural landscape, seen for example in the works of Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts and others associated with the 19th-century Heidelberg School, the first "distinctively Australian" movement in Western art.

The country's landscape remains a source of inspiration for Australian modernist artists; it has been depicted in acclaimed works by the likes of Albert Namatjira, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams, Margaret Preston and Clifton Pugh. Contemporary Indigenous Australian art is the only art movement of international significance to emerge from Australia and "the last great art movement of the 20th century"; its exponents have included Emily Kngwarreye. Art critic Robert Hughes has written several influential books about Australian history and art, and was described as the "world's most famous art critic" by The New York Times. The National Gallery of Australia and state galleries maintain Australian and overseas collections. Australia has one of the world's highest attendances of art galleries and museums per head of population—far more than Britain or America.

Many of Australia's performing arts companies receive funding through the federal government's Australia Council. There is a symphony orchestra in each state, and a national opera company, Opera Australia, well known for its famous soprano Joan Sutherland. At the beginning of the 20th century, Nellie Melba was one of the world's leading opera singers. Ballet and dance are represented by The Australian Ballet and various state companies. Each state has a publicly funded theatre company.

Australian literature has also been influenced by the landscape; the works of writers such as Banjo Paterson, Henry Lawson, and Dorothea Mackellar captured the experience of the Australian bush. The character of the nation's colonial past, as represented in early literature, is popular with modern Australians. In 1973, Patrick White was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the only Australian to have achieved this. Australian winners of the Man Booker Prize have included Peter Carey and Thomas Keneally; David Williamson, David Malouf and J. M. Coetzee, who has become an Australian citizen, are also renowned writers and Les Murray is regarded as "one of the leading poets of his generation".

Media

The Story of the Kelly Gang , the world's first feature length film, spurred a boom in Australian cinema during the silent film era. After World War I, Hollywood monopolised the industry, and by the 1960s Australian film production had effectively ceased. With the benefit of government support, the Australian New Wave of the 1970s brought provocative and successful films, many exploring the nation's colonial past, such as Picnic at Hanging Rock and Breaker Morant, while the so-called Ozploitation genre produced international blockbusters, including the Mad Max series. More recent successes included Shine and Rabbit-Proof Fence. Notable Australian actors include Judith Anderson, Errol Flynn, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, and Cate Blanchett.

Australia has two public broadcasters , three commercial television networks, several pay-TV services, and numerous public, non-profit television and radio stations. Each major city has at least one daily newspaper, and there are two national daily newspapers, The Australian and The Australian Financial Review. In 2010, Reporters Without Borders placed Australia 18th on a list of 178 countries ranked by press freedom, behind New Zealand but ahead of the United Kingdom and United States . This relatively low ranking is primarily because of the limited diversity of commercial media ownership in Australia; most print media are under the control of News Corporation and Fairfax Media.

Cuisine

The food of Indigenous Australians was largely influenced by the area in which they lived. Most tribal groups subsisted on a simple hunter-gatherer diet, hunting native game and fish and collecting native plants and fruit. The general term for native Australian flora and fauna used as a source of food is bush tucker. The first settlers introduced British food to the continent, and much of that is now considered typical Australian food; the Sunday roast has become an enduring tradition for many Australians. Since the beginning of the 20th century, food in Australia has increasingly been influenced by immigrants to the nation, particularly from Southern European and Asian cultures. Although the country of origin is largely disputed between Australia and New Zealand, the meringue-based dessert pavlova has become an icon of Australian cuisine, popularly served on Christmas Day and usually garnished with fruit and cream. Australian wine is produced in 60 distinct production areas totalling about 160,000 hectares, mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country. The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of local climates and soil types. In 1995, an Australian red wine, Penfolds Grange, won the Wine Spectator award for Wine of the Year, the first time a wine from outside France or California achieved this distinction.

Sport

About 24% of Australians over the age of 15 regularly participate in organised sporting activities. Australia has strong international teams in cricket, hockey, netball, rugby league, and rugby union, having been Olympic or world champions at least twice in each sport in the last 25 years for both men and women where applicable. Australia is also powerful in track cycling, rowing, and swimming, having consistently been in the top-five medal-winners at Olympic or World Championship level since 2000. Swimming is the strongest of these sports; Australia is the second-most prolific medal winner in the sport in Olympic history.

Some of Australia's most internationally well-known and successful sportspeople are swimmers Dawn Fraser, Murray Rose, Shane Gould, and Ian Thorpe; sprinters Shirley Strickland, Betty Cuthbert, and Cathy Freeman; tennis players Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Ken Rosewall, Evonne Goolagong, and Margaret Court; cricketers Donald Bradman and Shane Warne; three-time Formula One world champion Jack Brabham; five-time motorcycle grand prix world champion Mick Doohan; golfers Greg Norman and Karrie Webb; cyclist Hubert Opperman, prodigious billiards player Walter Lindrum and basketball players Andrew Bogut and Lauren Jackson. Nationally, other popular sports include Australian rules football, horse racing, squash, surfing, soccer, and motor racing. The annual Melbourne Cup horse race and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race attract intense interest.

Australia is one of five nations to have participated in every Summer Olympics of the modern era, and has hosted the Games twice: 1956 in Melbourne and 2000 in Sydney. Australia has also participated in every Commonwealth Games, hosting the event in 1938, 1962, 1982, 2006 and will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. As well as being a regular FIFA World Cup participant, Australia has won the OFC Nations Cup four times and the AFC Asian Cup once – the only country to have won championships in two different FIFA confederations. Other major international events held in Australia include the Australian Open tennis grand slam tournament, international cricket matches, and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Australia hosted the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the annual Australia–New Zealand Bledisloe Cup is keenly watched. The highest-rating television programs include sports telecasts such as the Summer Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Rugby League State of Origin, and the grand finals of the National Rugby League and Australian Football League. Skiing in Australia began in the 1860s and snow sports take place in the Australian Alps and parts of Tasmania.

See also

  • Transport in Australia
  • Tourism in Australia
  • Visa policy of Australia
  • Outline of Australia
  • Book:Australia

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Great Barrier Reef

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Kings Park, Western Australia

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Australian War Memorial

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Art Gallery of South Australia

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Dreamworld

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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Broadbeach, Queensland

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Cable Beach

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Hamelin Bay

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King George Sound

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Melbourne City Centre

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Mindil Beach

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Port Jackson

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Whitsunday Islands

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Cape Byron Light

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Sovereign Hill

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Avoca Beach

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Hunter Region

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Peel-Harvey Estuary

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Tamar Valley

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Blue Lake

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Lake Awoonga

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Leschenault Estuary

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Tamworth Country Music Festival

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The Strand, Townsville

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Tuart Forest National Park

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Brisbane

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Scitech

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Sydney Opera House

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Adelaide Zoo

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Torndirrup National Park

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Eureka Tower

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Mammoth Cave

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Mount Coot-tha, Queensland

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National Gallery of Australia

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Roebuck Bay

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The Wreck

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Australian Reptile Park

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Fort Scratchley

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Wollongong Botanic Garden

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Kryal Castle

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Dawesville Channel

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Fraser Island

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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

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Golden Guitar

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Reef HQ

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Deepwater National Park

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Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park

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Daintree Rainforest

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

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National Gallery of Victoria

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Roma Street Parkland

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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

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Botanic Park, Adelaide

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Warner Bros. Movie World

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Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Cape Leveque

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Darwin Military Museum

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Geographe Bay

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Gold Coast City Art Gallery

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Lake Burley Griffin

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Larapinta Trail

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Shute Harbour

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West Cape Howe National Park

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Sea Cliff Bridge

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Cataract Gorge

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Ballarat Central

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Byron Bay Film Festival

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Ettalong Beach

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Port Stephens

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Sunshine Beach

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Billabong Sanctuary

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Big Lobster

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Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre

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Calliope River

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Adelaide

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Cleland Conservation Park

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Darling Harbour

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Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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Museum of Old and New Art

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Parliament House, Canberra

Parliament House, Canberra
Parliament House is the meeting facility of the Parliament of Australia located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. The building was designed by Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and opened on 9 May ...

Albany Wind Farm

Albany Wind Farm
Albany wind farm is a wind power station near Albany, Western Australia, owned by Verve Energy. It has 18 wind turbines, with a maximum generating capacity of 35.4 MW of electricity. ...

Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park
Bicentennial Park may refer to:In Australia:Bicentennial Park, Homebush Bay in Sydney, New South WalesRockdale Bicentennial Park in the Sydney suburb of RockdaleBicentennial Park South in the Sydney suburb of RockdaleBicentennial ...

Conway National Park

Conway National Park
Conway is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 911 km northwest of Brisbane. The park's main feature is the Conway Peninsula which is covered by the largest area of lowland tropical ...

Dampier Peninsula

Dampier Peninsula
The Dampier Peninsula is a peninsula located north of Broome and Roebuck Bay in Western Australia. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the west and north, and King ...

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is a national park in the South West region of Western Australia , 267 km south of Perth. It is named after the two locations at either end ...

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Olive Pink Botanic Garden
Olive Pink Botanic Garden is a 16-hectare botanic garden in Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory, specialising in plants native to the arid central Australian region.HistoryThe 16 ...

Perth Mint

Perth Mint
The Perth Mint played a central role in the development of Western Australia's gold industry. During the 19th century, three branches of the Royal Mint of London were established in ...

Purling Brook Falls

Purling Brook Falls
The Purling Brook Falls or sometimes incorrectly Purlingbrook Falls, a horsetail waterfall on the Purling Brook, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests in the South East region ...

Launceston City Park

Launceston City Park
Launceston City Park is a park in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Established in the 1820s by the Launceston Horticultural Society and handed over to the Launceston City Council in 1863. It ...

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle
The Cathedral Church of Christ the King, or Christ Church Cathedral, in Newcastle, New South Wales Australia is the Anglican cathedral of the Diocese of Newcastle. The church, designed by ...

Norah Head Light

Norah Head Light
Norah Head Light is an active lighthouse located at Norah Head, a headland on the Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia, close to Toukley. It is the last lighthouse of ...

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens
The Ballarat Botanical Gardens Reserve, located on the western shore of picturesque Lake Wendouree, in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, covers an area of 40 hectares which is divided into three distinct ...

Jamberoo Action Park

Jamberoo Action Park
Jamberoo Action Park is a water park and small theme park at Jamberoo, New South Wales.HistoryIn 1974 the Eddy family bought a dairy farm in Jamberoo valley.The ...

Big Pineapple

Big Pineapple
The Big Pineapple is a heritage-listed tourist attraction on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland, Australia. It is 16 metre high and was originally opened on the 15 of August ...

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Museum of Tropical Queensland is a museum of natural history, archaeology and history located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It is located in the same complex as the Reef HQ ...

Ewens Ponds

Ewens Ponds
Ewens Ponds is a series of three water-filled limestone sinkholes on Eight Mile Creek 25 kilometres south of Mount Gambier and 8.4 kilometres east of Port Macdonnell, South Australia. The ...

Peel River

Peel River
The Peel River may refer to:Peel River in AustraliaPeel River in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada ...

Port of Gladstone

Port of Gladstone
The Port of Gladstone is Queensland's largest multi-commodity port and the fifth largest multi-commodity port in Australia. It is the world's fourth largest coal exporting terminal. It forms an integral ...

Darwin

Darwin
Darwin may refer to:Charles Darwin , English naturalist and writer, best known as the originator of the theory of biological evolution by natural selectionCharles Galton Darwin - English physicist, the ...

Lasseters Hotel Casino

Lasseters Hotel Casino
Lasseters Hotel Casino is a casino located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. It is the only casino in Alice Springs, holding an exclusive casino license for NT's Southern Division ...

South Australian Museum

South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum is a natural history museum and research institution in Adelaide, South Australia, founded in 1856. It occupies a complex of buildings on North Terrace in the ...

Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium
Lang Park is the original name of the site located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, Queensland, Australia, now occupied by the major sports facility known by its sponsorship name, ...

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia
The National Museum of Australia was formally established by the National Museum of Australia Act 1980.The National Museum preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and ...

SkyPoint Observation Deck

SkyPoint Observation Deck
SkyPoint is an observation deck located 230 metres off the ground at the top of the Q1 on the Gold Coast, Australia. The attraction is operated by Ardent Leisure.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach or Bondi Bay is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km east of the ...

Broome Bird Observatory

Broome Bird Observatory
Broome Bird Observatory is an educational, scientific and recreational facility located 24 km from Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It began operating in 1988 under the auspices ...

Cape Tribulation, Queensland

Cape Tribulation, Queensland
Cape Tribulation is a headland and locality in northern Queensland, Australia 110 km north of Cairns. It is located within the Daintree National Park and the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. ...

Hollywood Stunt Driver

Hollywood Stunt Driver
Hollywood Stunt Driver is a stunt show at Warner Bros. Movie World, which originally opened on 26 December 2008. A sequel to the show, titled Hollywood Stunt Driver 2 will ...

Ngilgi Cave

Ngilgi Cave
Ngilgi Cave, previously known as Yallingup Cave, is a Karst cave to the northeast of Yallingup, in the southwest of Western Australia. It was discovered by Edward Dawson in 1899 ...

Parliament House, Darwin

Parliament House, Darwin
Parliament House in Darwin is Australia's newest Parliament Building, it has been the seat of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 1994. Parliament House is located on State Square in ...

Swan Valley

Swan Valley
Swan Valley may refer to:In Australia:Swan Valley , a regionSwan Valley Nyungah CommunityIn Canada:Swan River Valley, a valley between the Duck and Porcupine Mountains in ManitobaSwan Valley Stampeders, a Manitoba ...

Theatre Royal, Hobart

Theatre Royal, Hobart
Theatre Royal is a historic performing arts venue in central Hobart, Tasmania. It is the oldest continually operating theatre in Australia; Noël Coward once called it "a dream of a ...

Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve

Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve
Two Peoples Bay is a protected area 35 kilometres east of Albany, Western Australia. The area is accessible by 2WD vehicles. The bay itself, including two small secluded beaches, faces ...

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia. Established in 1884 as the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery by the citizens of Ballarat, both ...

Bouddi National Park

Bouddi National Park
The Bouddi National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 1,532-hectare national park is situated ...

Symbio Wildlife Park

Symbio Wildlife Park
Symbio Wildlife Park is a zoo situated in Helensburgh, New South Wales, Australia. It was founded in 1975. ...

Franklin House

Franklin House
Franklin House and variations such as Franklin Hall or Franklin Apartments may refer to:in Australia Franklin House , in Franklin Village, Tasmania, a historic house, now a museumin England Benjamin ...

Lake Cootharaba

Lake Cootharaba
Lake Cootharaba is a lake on the Noosa River. It is the gateway to the Everglades, a popular tourist attraction for Noosa, being 20 km away from Noosa. The lake's major ...

Stockton Beach

Stockton Beach
Stockton Beach is located north of the Hunter River in New South Wales, Australia. It is 32 km long and stretches from Stockton, to Anna Bay. Over many years Stockton Beach ...

Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier
Mount Gambier is the second most populous city in South Australia with a population of 25,199 in the urban area, or 27,756 if associated peri-urban communities are included . The ...

Queens Gardens, Townsville

Queens Gardens, Townsville
Queens Gardens is a heritage-listed botanical garden in Townsville, Queensland. Queens Gardens are located in the suburb of North Ward, at the base of Castle Hill, near to both the ...

Boyne Island aluminium smelter

Boyne Island aluminium smelter
The Boyne Island Aluminium Smelter is located on Boyne Island, Queensland, Australia, approximately 12 km south of the port of Gladstone. The smelter has a production capacity of 545,000 tonnes of ...

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre

Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre
Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre is an Australian arena, located approximately 5 km south of the Tamworth Central Business District, in the suburb of Hillvue. It is a multi-purpose centre, with a ...

Canberra

Canberra
Canberra rə/ or /kænˈbɛrə/ is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 381,488, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located ...

Cairns Tropical Zoo

Cairns Tropical Zoo
Cairns Tropical Zoo is a 6-hectare tropical zoo in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It has a small collection of native and introduced species, and is a member of the Zoo and ...

Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens
The Australian National Botanic Gardens are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage.The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of ...

City Botanic Gardens

City Botanic Gardens
The City Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden in Brisbane, Australia. It is located on Gardens Point in the Brisbane CBD and is bordered by the Brisbane River, Alice Street, ...

Fannie Bay Gaol

Fannie Bay Gaol
Fannie Bay Gaol is a historic gaol in Darwin, Australia. The gaol operated as Her Majesty's Gaol and Labour Prison, from 20 September 1883 until 1 September 1979. The last ...

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo
The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly known as the Melbourne Zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. The zoo is 4 kilometres north of ...

WACA Ground

WACA Ground
The WACA Ground /ˈwækə/ is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. The stadium's name derives from the initials of its owners and operators, the Western Australian Cricket Association.The WACA ...

West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park
West MacDonnell is a national park in the Northern Territory , 1234 km south of Darwin. It extends along the MacDonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs.The popular extended walk, the Larapinta ...

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast

Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast is a large water park situated in Oxenford, Gold Coast, owned and operated by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. In 2009, the park received 1,095,000 visitors ranking it ...

Anglesea Barracks

Anglesea Barracks
Anglesea Barracks is an Australian Defence Force barracks in central Hobart, Tasmania. The site was chosen in December 1811 by Lachlan Macquarie and construction began on the first buildings to ...

Cape to Cape Track

Cape to Cape Track
The Cape to Cape Walk Track is a long-distance walk trail located in the far south-west corner of Western Australia, 250 km south of Perth. It meanders along the whole length ...

Green Lantern Coaster

Green Lantern Coaster
Green Lantern Coaster is a steel roller coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia. The ride is themed after DC Comics' Green Lantern and is located ...

Horizontal Falls

Horizontal Falls
The Horizontal Falls or Horizontal Waterfalls is the name given to a natural phenomenon on the coast of the Kimberley region in Western Australia.Despite their name, the Horizontal Falls are ...

Kalgan River

Kalgan River
The Kalgan River is a river in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.GeographyThe river is 140 kilometres long and, along with the King River, drains into ...

Migration Museum, Adelaide

Migration Museum, Adelaide
The Migration Museum is a social history museum located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the three museums operated by History SA. It deals with the immigration and ...

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston
The Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia formerly known as the Novetel, is a seven-storey building located in the city's central business district . Completed in August 1989, the ...

Lake MacDonald

Lake MacDonald
Lake Macdonald is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is within the local government area of Shire of Noosa .Located adjacent to the suburb is the Six ...

Lake Wendouree

Lake Wendouree
Lake Wendouree is an artificially-created and maintained shallow urban lake located adjacent to the suburb of the same name in the city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. The name Wendouree comes ...

Newcastle Civic Theatre

Newcastle Civic Theatre
The Newcastle Civic Theatre , located in Newcastle, Australia, is one of Newcastle's most popular and prestigious venues. The 1520-seat Civic Auditorium hosts a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts ...

Toowoon Bay

Toowoon Bay
Toowoon Bay is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on a peninsula between Tuggerah Lake and the Pacific Ocean south of The Entrance. ...

Wattamolla

Wattamolla
Wattamolla is the name of a cove, lagoon and beach on the New South Wales coast south of Sydney, within the Royal National Park.HistoryWattamolla is the local ...

The Palmetum, Townsville

The Palmetum, Townsville
The Palmetum is one of three botanical gardens of Townsville, Queensland. The Palmetum is located in the suburb of Annandale, near the Ross River, James Cook University and the Townsville ...

Capricornia Cays National Park

Capricornia Cays National Park
Capricornia Cays is both a national park and a scientific national park in Queensland , located 486 km and 472 km north of the state capital Brisbane respectively. Collectively they comprise 241 ha ...

Cathedral Rock National Park

Cathedral Rock National Park
Cathedral Rock is a national park eight kilometres west of Waterfall Way in New South Wales, Australia, 70 kilometres east of Armidale and about 555 kilometres north of Sydney.This park ...

Alice Springs

Alice Springs
Alice Springs is the third largest town in the Northern Territory, Australia. Popularly known as "the Alice" or simply "Alice", Alice Springs is situated in the geographic centre of Australia ...

Questacon

Questacon
Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, is located on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, Australia. It is a large centre with more than 200 ...

Manly Beach

Manly Beach
Manly Beach is a beach situated among the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia in Manly, New South Wales. From north to south, the three main sections are Queenscliff, North Steyne, ...

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum
The Queensland Museum is the state museum of Queensland, Australia. The museum currently operates four separate campuses; at South Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Townsville.The museum is funded by the State ...

Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Festival Centre
The Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia's first multi-purpose arts centre, was built in 1973 and opened three months before the Sydney Opera House. The Festival Centre is located approximately 50 metres ...

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on the headland of Cape Leeuwin, i/ˈluːwɪn/ the most south-westerly point on the mainland of the Australian Continent, in the state of ...

Finke Gorge National Park

Finke Gorge National Park
Finke Gorge is a national park in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1318 km south of Darwin. The Park covers an area of 458 km2 , and includes the impressive desert oasis ...

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is the main museum in the Northern Territory. The museum is located in the inner Darwin suburb of Fannie Bay. On ...

Robina Stadium

Robina Stadium
Robina Stadium, currently known as its sponsored name Cbus Super Stadium, is a rectangular football stadium in the Gold Coast suburb of Robina, Queensland. It is the home ground to ...

WhiteWater World

WhiteWater World
WhiteWater World is a water park situated in the suburb of Coomera on the Gold Coast, Australia. It is owned and operated by Ardent Leisure.After years of planning and a ...

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a museum and former prison located in Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to ...

Oyster Harbour, Western Australia

Oyster Harbour, Western Australia
Oyster Harbour is a permanently open estuary, which covers an area of 15.6 square kilometres near Albany, Western Australia. The Harbour is used to shelter a fishing fleet carrying out ...

Palm Cove, Queensland

Palm Cove, Queensland
Palm Cove is a beach community in Far North Queensland, Australia located 27 kilometres north of the city of Cairns. It is named after the palm trees that line the ...

Parliament House, Hobart

Parliament House, Hobart
Parliament House, Hobart has been the meeting place of the Government of Tasmania since 1841. The building was originally designed as a customs house, and from 1841 until 1904 when ...

Rowley Shoals

Rowley Shoals
The Rowley Shoals is a group of three atoll-like coral reefs south of the Timor Sea, about 260 km west of Broome on the northwestern Australian coast, centered on 17°20′S 119°20′E ...

WIN Entertainment Centre

WIN Entertainment Centre
WIN Entertainment Centre is a multi-purpose indoor arena, located in downtown Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.The WEC opened on 5 September 1998 with a concert by Bob Dylan and Patti ...

Tasmania Zoo

Tasmania Zoo
Tasmania Zoo is a zoo located in Launceston, in the Australian state of Tasmania.Situated on 900 acres of old growth native bushland, it is home to the state's largest collection ...

Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail

Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail
The Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail in western Victoria, Australia, runs 53 kilometres along the old Skipton railway line from western Ballarat, southwest through Haddon, Smythesdale and Pittong to Skipton. The trail ...

Brisbane Water National Park

Brisbane Water National Park
The Brisbane Water National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 11,506-hectare national park is ...

Surfest

Surfest
Surfest is an annual surfing competition held in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Surfest began in 1985 as an initiative of Newcastle City Council, and at the time, was the ...

Castle Hill

Castle Hill
Castle Hill may refer to:PlacesAustraliaCastle Hill, a small hill and land area in Bicton, Western AustraliaCastle Hill, New South Wales, a suburb of SydneyCastle ...

Port Douglas

Port Douglas
Port Douglas is a town in Far North Queensland, Australia, approximately 70 km north of Cairns. Its permanent population was 3,205 at the time of the 2011 census. The town's population ...

Old Parliament House, Canberra

Old Parliament House, Canberra
Parliament House, known formerly as the Provisional Parliament House, was the house of the Parliament of Australia from 1927 to 1988. The building began operation on 9 May 1927 as ...

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval is a stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide.The stadium is mostly used for cricket and football, but also ...

Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a privately operated reptile centre and environmental education facility in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. It has the largest collection of ...

Zoodoo Wildlife Park

Zoodoo Wildlife Park
Zoodoo Wildlife Park is a wildlife park about 6 kilometres from Richmond, Tasmania in Australia. It is spread over 90 hectares .Originally an Ostrich farm and miniature pony stud, Zoodoo ...

Territory Wildlife Park

Territory Wildlife Park
The Territory Wildlife Park is a zoo at Berry Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, some 60 kilometres south of Darwin. It opened in 1989. Situated on 400 ha ...

Aquarium of Western Australia

Aquarium of Western Australia
AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia is a privately owned aquarium in Hillarys, Western Australia. AQWA was Australia's largest aquarium when it opened and still possesses Australia's largest single aquarium ...

Wheel of Brisbane

Wheel of Brisbane
The Wheel of Brisbane is a Bussink R60 transportable Ferris wheel installation in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is "almost" 60 metres tall.It was erected in 2008 at the northern entrance ...

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is a butterfly zoo and exhibit situated in the centre of Kuranda, Queensland, Australia.Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as Australia’s ...

Lake Seppings

Lake Seppings
Lake Seppings is a freshwater lake located within the city of Albany, Western Australia. The lake is 3 kilometres east-north-east of the city centre. The main bitumen roads that border ...

Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain
Tamborine Mountain is a 28 square kilometres plateau in the Scenic Rim local government area of South East Queensland, Australia. The name is of Aboriginal origin and has nothing to ...

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately 90 kilometres east of the Melbourne central business district ...

York Park

York Park
York Park is a sports ground in the Inveresk and York Park Precinct, Launceston, Australia. Holding 21,000 people—more than any other stadium in Tasmania—York Park has been known as Aurora ...

Newcastle International Sports Centre

Newcastle International Sports Centre
Hunter Stadium is a multi-purpose sports stadium located in Newcastle, Australia. The ground is home to the Newcastle Knights and Newcastle Jets FC . It is owned by the New ...

Bald Hill

Bald Hill
Bald Hill can refer to:Bald Hill — A popular lookout in Illawarra, AustraliaBald Hill — One of the highest points on Long Island, New YorkBald Hill — In San Anselmo, ...

Lake Burrumbeet

Lake Burrumbeet
Lake Burrumbeet is a large but shallow eutrophic lake in central western Victoria, Australia. Located 20 kilometres west of Ballarat and 140 kilometres west of Melbourne, the lake has been ...

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach
Shelly Beach can refer to:Shelly Beach, New South Wales, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, AustraliaShelly Beach , in Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaShelly Beach , in Sydney, ...

Mount Stuart, Queensland

Mount Stuart, Queensland
.Mount Stuart is located in Queensland, Australia, overlooking Townsville with an elevation of 584 metres.It was named for Clarendon Stuart , from 1859 Townsville's first district surveyor.Mount Stuart is used ...

Hobart

Hobart
Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after ...

Greens Pool

Greens Pool
Greens Pool is a beach on the south coast of Western Australia between Denmark and Walpole. This sheltered beach is part of William Bay National Park and has a sandy ...

Paronella Park

Paronella Park
Paronella Park is a heritage-listed tourist attraction located at Mena Creek, Queensland, Australia, 120 kilometres south of Cairns.HistoryParonella Park was built in the 1930s by José Paronella ...

Mount Ainslie

Mount Ainslie
Mount Ainslie is a hill with an elevation of 843 metres AHD  that is located in the northeastern suburbs of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Mount Ainslie lies ...

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is a major landmark in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere. The Market is significant ...

Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park
The Lamington National Park is a national park, lying on the Lamington Plateau of the McPherson Range on the Queensland/New South Wales border in Australia. From Southport on the Gold ...

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum is a federally-operated maritime museum located in Darling Harbour, Sydney. After consideration of the idea to establish a maritime museum, the Federal government announced that ...

National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide

National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
The National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide, South Australia, is Australia's largest railway museum with over 100 exhibits on display, primarily from the Commonwealth and South Australian Railways.HistoryIn ...

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is located on the grounds of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens in the suburb of Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Planetarium was officially opened on 24 ...

Batwing Spaceshot

Batwing Spaceshot
The Batwing Spaceshot is a thrill ride located at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia. It opened on 20 December 2006. The ride is an S&S Space ...

Henley-on-Todd Regatta

Henley-on-Todd Regatta
The Henley-on-Todd Regatta is a "boat" race held annually in the typically dry sandy bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs, Australia.It began – and continues – cautiously as ...

Lake Alexander

Lake Alexander
Lake Alexander is a man-made lake named in honour of Alec Fong Lim who was Lord Mayor of Darwin from 1984 to 1990. The lake is located in Fannie Bay ...

MONA FOMA

MONA FOMA
MONA FOMA is an annual festival based in Hobart, Tasmania, curated by Brian Ritchie bass player from the rock band Violent Femmes. It is billed as Tasmania's largest contemporary music ...

Country Club Casino

Country Club Casino
Country Club Tasmania is a casino in Launceston, Tasmania and is used for a variety of local events and is home to an 18 hole golf course. Targa Tasmania uses ...

Ballarat Showgrounds

Ballarat Showgrounds
The Ballarat Showgrounds is a multi-purpose venue in Wendouree, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia owned by the City of Ballarat and since 1934, the home of the Ballarat Show, ...

Brisbane Water

Brisbane Water
Brisbane Water is a youthful wave-dominated barrier estuary located in the Central Coast region, to the north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; being one of the bodies of water ...

Five Islands Nature Reserve

Five Islands Nature Reserve
The Five Islands Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve located in the Tasman Sea, off the Illawarra east coast of the state of New South Wales, Australia. The 26-hectare ...

Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Newcastle Entertainment Centre is a multi-purpose Australian arena within the Newcastle Showgrounds. It was opened in 1992 at a cost of A$12 million.The centre's original tenant was the Newcastle Falcons ...

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is a heritage-listed public art gallery in the City Centre of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.Located on the corner of Flinders and Denham streets, the Gallery has a ...

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km south-west of Adelaide. Its closest point to the mainland is ...

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery may refer to:National Portrait Gallery , in CanberraNational Portrait Gallery, London, with satellite galleries in Denbighshire, North Yorkshire and SomersetNational Portrait Gallery , in Washington, D.C.Portrait Gallery ...

Wild Life Sydney

Wild Life Sydney
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is a public aquarium located in the city of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the eastern side of Darling Harbour to the ...

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders ...

Albany Cottage Hospital

Albany Cottage Hospital
Albany Cottage Hospital is the heritage site of a former hospital in Albany, Western Australia. The site is also named the Vancouver Arts Centre Group for its later use as ...

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Cape Bruny Lighthouse at the southern tip of Bruny Island, Tasmania, is the second oldest extant lighthouse tower in Australia, as well as having the longest history of being continuously ...

David Fleay Wildlife Park

David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park is a heritage-listed wildlife park at Fleays Wildlife Park Conservation Park, Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1952 to 1983. It is ...

Government House, Darwin

Government House, Darwin
Government House, Darwin is the office and official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory. Built between 1870 and 1878, the building is set on 13,000 square metres of ...

Mount Lofty

Mount Lofty
Mount Lofty is the highest point in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. It is located about 15 km east of the Adelaide city centre in South Australia, and has panoramic views ...

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
The Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is a protected marine park located in Western Australia and stretches from the northern point of the Garden Island Causeway to the southern point of ...

St Helena Island National Park

St Helena Island National Park
St Helena Island is a heritage-listed island in Queensland, Australia, 21 kilometres east of Brisbane and 4 kilometres east of the mouth of the Brisbane River in Moreton Bay. Originally ...

Surfrider

Surfrider
Surfrider is a steel shuttle roller coaster at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast located at Oxenford, Gold Coast, Australia. The ride is an Intamin Half Pipe roller coaster that opened in September ...

Todd River

Todd River
The Todd River is an ephemeral river in the southern Northern Territory, central Australia. The origins of the Todd River begin in the MacDonnell Ranges, where it flows past the ...

Erina Fair

Erina Fair
Erina Fair is a major shopping centre located in Erina on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Erina Fair was opened as Central Coast Fair in 1987. With ...

Launceston Aquatic

Launceston Aquatic
Launceston Aquatic a double storey structure built at the old Windmill Hill Swimming Pool site in Launceston, Tasmania. The centre was opened on 25 May 2009, at a cost of ...

Mount Keira

Mount Keira
Mount Keira /ˈkɪərə/ is a 464 metre high mountain lying four kilometres northwest of the city of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Its distinctive shape and proximity to Wollongong make ...

Sturt Street Gardens

Sturt Street Gardens
The Sturt Street Gardens is a central reservation running along one of the main thoroughfares of Ballarat — Sturt Street — after which it is named. The formal gardens span ...

Tuggerah Lake

Tuggerah Lake
Tuggerah Lake, an intermittently open intermediate wave dominated barrier estuary that is part of the Tuggerah Lakes, is located within the Wyong Shire local government area in the Central Coast ...

Riverway, Townsville

Riverway, Townsville
Riverway is a riverfront parkland attraction located in the Condon Suburb of Townsville that opened in July 2006. It stretches along 11 km of the Ross River, with areas at Pioneer ...

Margaret River

Margaret River
Margaret River is a river in southwest Western Australia. In a small catchment, it is the eponym of the town and tourist region of Margaret River.The river arises from a ...

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park
The Springbrook National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, Australia. The 6,197-hectare park is situated on the McPherson Range, near ...

Western Australian Museum

Western Australian Museum
The Western Australian Museum is the state museum for Western Australia. It has six main sites: in Perth within the Perth Cultural Centre, two in Fremantle , and one each ...

National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia is the largest reference library of Australia, responsible under the terms of the National Library Act for "maintaining and developing a national collection of library ...

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower
Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest structure, it is also the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, after Auckland's Sky Tower, though Sydney Tower Eye's main observation deck is ...

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane
The Museum of Brisbane is a museum which displays exhibits relating to the history of Brisbane, Australia. It is owned and operated by the Brisbane City Council and is located ...

Skycity Darwin

Skycity Darwin
Skycity Darwin is a casino in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It is the only casino in Darwin.HistoryThe casino was originally granted a licence in 1979 and opened ...

Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges
The Dandenong Ranges are a set of low mountain ranges, rising to 633 metres at Mount Dandenong, approximately 35 km east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The ranges consist mostly of rolling ...

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island National Park is a gazetted protected area covering Fitzroy Island, Queensland , a continental island located 22 kilometres east of Cairns, Queensland .The Aboriginal people particularly connected to ...

Morans Falls

Morans Falls
The Morans Falls, a plunge waterfall on Morans Creek, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Gondwana Rainforests in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.Location and ...

Queens Domain

Queens Domain
The Queens Domain, also known as The Domain to locals, is a small hilly area of bushland just north-east of the CBD of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, alongside the Derwent River. ...

Torbay Inlet

Torbay Inlet
Torbay Inlet is an estuarine inlet in the Great Southern region of Western Australia situated approximately 40 kilometres east of Denmark.Torbay Inlet is a wave dominated estuary that functions primarily ...

West Terrace Cemetery

West Terrace Cemetery
The West Terrace Cemetery is South Australia’s oldest cemetery, first appearing on Colonel William Light’s 1837 plan of Adelaide. The 27.6 hectare site is located in the south-west corner of ...

Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Stadium
Central Coast Stadium, previously named Bluetongue Stadium due to sponsorship by Bluetongue Brewery, is a sports venue in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The stadium ...

Broughton Island

Broughton Island
Broughton Island may refer to:Broughton Island Broughton Island, Western AustraliaBroughton Island , CanadaNorth Broughton Island, British Columbia, Canada Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut , CanadaBroughton Island, New ZealandBroughton Island, Georgia, USA ...

Lake Illawarra

Lake Illawarra
Lake Illawarra , an open and trained intermediate wave dominated barrier estuary or large coastal lagoon, is located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, situated about 100 kilometres ...

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park

Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park
The Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park is a protected conservation park located 10 kilometres north-east of Townsville in the Far North region of Queensland, Australia. The 44-hectare regional park is located ...

Phillip Island

Phillip Island
Phillip Island is an Australian island about 140 km south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. Named after Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, Phillip Island forms a natural breakwater for ...

Rocks Riverside Park

Rocks Riverside Park
Rocks Riverside Park is a by the Brisbane River in outer south-west Brisbane. The park was opened on 7 December 2003, and features industrial artefacts from its previous use as ...

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance
The Shrine of Remembrance, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Australia was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World ...

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison
Fremantle Prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, is a former Australian prison on The Terrace, Fremantle, in Western Australia. The six-hectare site includes the prison cellblocks, ...

Q1

Q1
Q1 or Q-1 may refer to:Quarter 1, as in the first quarter of a calendar year or fiscal yearfirst quartile in descriptive statisticsThe first quarto, usually meaning the earliest published ...

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is a public aquarium located in Manly, Australia. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary features sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles, little penguins and other marine life. Manly Sea ...

Adelaide Park Lands

Adelaide Park Lands
The Adelaide Park Lands are the parks that surround the centre of the South Australian capital city of Adelaide. They measure approximately 7.6 km² in a green belt encircling the city ...

Black Mountain

Black Mountain
Black Mountain may refer to:PlacesAustraliaBlack Mountain , a mountain in CanberraBlack Mountain, New South Wales, a village in Guyra Shire, New South WalesBlack Mountain, ...

Darwin Entertainment Centre

Darwin Entertainment Centre
The Darwin Entertainment Centre is the city's main concert venue and hosts theatre and orchestral performances in Darwin, Australia. The centre is located in the Heart of Darwin's central business ...

Eclipse Island

Eclipse Island
Eclipse Island may refer to:Eclipse Island , a barren island near Albany in Western AustraliaEclipse Island , an island of the Great Palm Island group in Australia ...

Road Runner Rollercoaster

Road Runner Rollercoaster
The Road Runner Rollercoaster is a Vekoma Junior Coaster which opened on 26 December 2000 at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia. The 335-metre ride features an ...

Tasmanian Transport Museum

Tasmanian Transport Museum
The Tasmanian Transport Museum is a museum located in Glenorchy, Tasmania, preserving and exhibiting a collection relating to Tasmanian transport history including items such as locomotives, carriages, ephemera and railroadiana.

Old Sydney Town

Old Sydney Town
Old Sydney Town was a small open air museum and theme park which operated from 1975 until 2003 in the town of Somersby, near Gosford, New South Wales, Australia. Once ...

Victoria Theatre

Victoria Theatre
There are several theatres of this name:Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, located in SingaporeVictoria Theatre , located in the United States of AmericaVictoria Theatre , located in West Yorkshire, EnglandVictoria ...

Anderson Park, Townsville

Anderson Park, Townsville
Anderson Park is a 20 hectare arboretum in the suburb of Pimlico in Townsville, Queensland.The Gardens officially Anderson Botanic GardensIt contains many fine examples of tropical trees ...

Broome

Broome
Broome is a coastal and pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2,240 km north of Perth. The permanent population is estimated at 14,436, growing to over ...

Daintree National Park

Daintree National Park
Daintree is a national park in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,502 km northwest of Brisbane and 100 km northwest of Cairns. It was founded in 1981 and is part of the Wet ...

Royal Exhibition Building

Royal Exhibition Building
The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage Site-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, completed in 1880. It is located at 9 Nicholson Street in the Carlton Gardens, flanked by Victoria, ...

South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands
The South Bank Parklands are located at South Bank in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The parkland, on the transformed site of Brisbane's World Expo 88, was officially opened to the public ...

Australian Institute of Sport

Australian Institute of Sport
The Australian Institute of Sport is a sports training institution in Australia. The Institute's headquarters were opened in 1981 and are situated in Canberra . The 66-hectare site campus is ...

Paradise Island Resort

Paradise Island Resort
Paaradise Island Resort is a five star resort situated on Paradise Island locally known as Lankanfinolhu, Maldives. It is property of Villa Shipping and Trading Company. It was opened in ...

Darwin Convention Centre

Darwin Convention Centre
The Darwin Convention Centre is a convention centre located in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Construction started on the convention centre in early 2006 and completed in June 2008, with the ...

Glow-Worm Caves Tamborine Mountain

Glow-Worm Caves Tamborine Mountain
Glow-Worm Caves Tamborine Mountain is a tourist attraction at Tamborine Mountain in South-East Queensland, Australia.The Glow Worm Caves is a purpose built cave, in which the local Queensland glow-worms Arachnocampa ...

Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbour
Hillarys Boat Harbour is a marina and tourist precinct located in Hillarys, north of Perth, Western Australia and on the Indian Ocean.Hillarys Boat Harbour was the first such major marina ...

Newcastle Gaol Museum

Newcastle Gaol Museum
The Newcastle Gaol Museum is a prison museum on Clinton Street in Toodyay, Western Australia, founded in 1962. The museum records the history of the serial escapee Moondyne Joe and ...

Risdon Cove

Risdon Cove
Risdon Cove is located on the east bank of the Derwent River, approximately 7 kilometres north of Hobart, Tasmania. It was the site of the first British settlement in Van ...

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
The Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, usually referred to simply as Tandanya, is an art museum located on Grenfell Street in Adelaide, South Australia. It specialises in promoting Indigenous Australian ...

Sri Venkateswara Temple

Sri Venkateswara Temple
Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple is a famous Vedic temple in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is around 435 km from the state ...

Munmorah State Conservation Area

Munmorah State Conservation Area
Munmorah State Conservation Area is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The area's coastal setting and panoramic views, perched sand dunes, diverse vegetation communities, protected threatened ...

Werakata National Park

Werakata National Park
The Werakata National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 3,337-hectare national park is located ...

Ross River Dam

Ross River Dam
The Ross River Dam is located at the end of Riverway Drive in the city of Townsville, Australia, and is the major water supply for the region. It was constructed ...

Albany

Albany
Albany often refers to:Albany, New York, the capital of the U.S. state of New York, and the largest US city named AlbanyAlbany, Georgia, a city in the U.S. state of ...

State Library of Queensland

State Library of Queensland
The State Library of Queensland is the main reference and research library provided to the people of the State of Queensland, Australia, by the state government. Its legislative basis is ...

Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy Railway
The Puffing Billy Railway is a 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne, Australia. The primary starting point, operations and administration centre, main refreshment room and ...

Cohunu Koala Park

Cohunu Koala Park
Cohunu Koala Park is a wildlife sanctuary on 14 ha of bushland at Byford, near Perth, Western Australia.It features not only koalas, but also dingoes, kangaroos, emus, wallabies, eagles, wombats, echidnas, ...

Barron Falls

Barron Falls
The Barron Falls is a steep tiered cascade waterfall on the Barron River located where the river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia.

Coombabah Lake Conservation Park

Coombabah Lake Conservation Park
The Coombabah Lake Conservation Park is a conservation park that is an Important Wetland in Australia, located in the Gold Coast region of South East Queensland, Australia. Part of the ...

Franklin Square

Franklin Square
Franklin Square could refer to:in Australia Franklin Square , in Hobart, Tasmania, Australiain the United States Franklin Square , listed on the NRHP in McLean County, IllinoisFranklin Square , a ...

Hinze Dam

Hinze Dam
The Hinze Dam is a rock and earth-fill embankment dam with an un-gated spillway across the Nerang River that is located in the South East region of Queensland, Australia. The ...

Marrara Stadium

Marrara Stadium
Marrara Stadium is a sports ground in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. The ground was built in 1991 and Australian rules football and Cricket are primarily played at the venue. This ...

Royal Australian Mint

Royal Australian Mint
The Royal Australian Mint is a coin mint situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin. All new Australian circulating coins are minted at ...

Garie Beach

Garie Beach
Garie Beach is a patrolled beach in the lower Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory ...

Karuah River

Karuah River
Karuah River, an open semi-mature tide dominated drowned valley estuary of the Great Lakes system, is located in the Mid North Coast and Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Popran National Park

Popran National Park
The Popran National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 3,970-hectare park is situated 56 ...

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre
Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre is an indoor sports arena located in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The capacity of the arena is 5,257 and was built in 1993.From 1993 until the ...

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is a locality in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, the suburb of Airlie Beach itself had a population of 7,868. Airlie Beach is ...

Elder Park

Elder Park
Elder Park is a public open space in the city of Adelaide, South Australia on the southern bank of the River Torrens and that is bordered by the Adelaide Festival ...

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, formerly known as the Rosser Park Regional Botanic Gardens, and before that simply Rosser Park, are located on Ashmore Road, Benowa, Gold Coast, Australia. ...

National Sports Museum

National Sports Museum
The National Sports Museum is a museum dedicated to Australian sport and is located within the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. There are exhibits for sports such as Australian ...

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building
The Queen Victoria Building , is a late nineteenth-century building designed by the architect George McRae in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. The Romanesque Revival building was constructed ...

Black Mountain Tower

Black Mountain Tower
Black Mountain Tower is a telecommunication tower that is situated above the summit of Black Mountain in Australia's capital city of Canberra. Rising 195.2 metres above the mountain summit, it ...

Hobart Aquatic Centre

Hobart Aquatic Centre
The Hobart Aquatic Centre is a major, $17 million aquatic sporting facility located upon the Queens Domain, within less than 1 kilometre of the CBD of Hobart, the capital city ...

Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy

Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy
Arkham Asylum – Shock Therapy is a Vekoma SLC roller coaster located at Warner Bros. Movie World in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. When the ride was introduced in 1995, it ...

Bibbulmun Track

Bibbulmun Track
The Bibbulmun Track is a long distance walk trail in Western Australia. It runs from Kalamunda, east of Perth to Albany and is 1,003.1 kilometres long. The name comes from ...

Northern Territory Library

Northern Territory Library
The Northern Territory Library is the Northern Territory's major reference and research Library, responsible for collecting, preserving and providing access to the Territory’s documentary heritage and connecting people to the ...

Shambala Animal Kingdom

Shambala Animal Kingdom
Shambala Animal Kingdom was a 53 hectares zoological park outside Kuranda, Queensland, Australia. The park was privately owned. It was formerly known as "Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve", "Mareeba Wild Animal ...

Nelson Head Light

Nelson Head Light
Nelson Head Light, also known as Nelson Head Inner Light, is an inactive unusual lighthouse located on Nelson Head, a headland northeast of the town of Nelson Bay, New South ...

MacCabe Park

MacCabe Park
MacCabe Park is a small park located in the City of Wollongong, Australia. It is commonly misspelt McCabe Park, though the sign has since been changed to its correct name. ...

Watagan Mountains

Watagan Mountains
The Watagan Mountains are located on the East Coast of New South Wales, Australia. They are between the Hunter River Catchment and the Tuggerah Lakes. The Watagans are a popular ...

Willows Sports Complex

Willows Sports Complex
The Willows Sports Complex, currently known as 1300SMILES Stadium due to sponsorship rights, is a grass football stadium situated in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It has historically been used mainly for ...

Newcastle

Newcastle
Newcastle usually refers to either:Newcastle upon Tyne, a city in Tyne and Wear, EnglandNewcastle, New South Wales, a metropolitan area in AustraliaNewcastle or New Castle may also refer to:

Queensland Art Gallery

Queensland Art Gallery
The Queensland Art Gallery is an art museum located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre. It complements the ...

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Australian Centre for the Moving Image
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is dedicated to the moving image in all forms. It is located in Federation Square, in Melbourne, Australia, across four levels of the ...

His Majesty's Theatre, Perth

His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
His Majesty's Theatre is an Edwardian Baroque theatre in Perth, Western Australia. Constructed from 1902 to 1904 during a period of great growth for the town, the theatre is located ...

Snapper Rocks

Snapper Rocks
Snapper Rocks is a small rocky outcrop on the northern side of Point Danger at the southern end of Rainbow Bay on the Gold Coast. It is a famous surf ...

Victoria Square, Adelaide

Victoria Square, Adelaide
Victoria Square, also known as Tarndanyangga, is a public square in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. The square is in the centre of the city's grid of one square ...

National Film and Sound Archive

National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive is Australia’s audiovisual archive, responsible for developing, preserving, maintaining, promoting and providing access to a national collection of audiovisual materials and related items. The ...

Luna Park Sydney

Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park Sydney is an amusement park located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Luna Park is located at Milsons Point, on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour.The park was ...

Elabana Falls

Elabana Falls
The Elabana Falls is a cascade waterfall that is located within Lamington National Park in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.Location and featuresAccess to the falls ...

Hobart Zoo

Hobart Zoo
The Hobart Zoo was an old-fashioned zoological gardens located on the Queens Domain in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The Zoo site is very close to the site of the Tasmanian Governor's ...

Lake Tinaroo

Lake Tinaroo
Lake Tinaroo, also known as Tinaroo Dam, is a man-made reservoir on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. It was constructed between 1953 and 1958 on the Barron ...

Macquarie Rivulet

Macquarie Rivulet
Macquarie Rivulet is a perennial river located in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions of New South Wales, Australia.Location and featuresMacquarie Rivulet rises within the Macquarie Pass ...

Burdekin Dam

Burdekin Dam
Burdekin Dam is located on the Burdekin River in Queensland, Australia south west of Ayr, and Home Hill. The body of water held by the dam is also known as ...

Launceston

Launceston
Launceston may refer to:Launceston, Cornwall, United KingdomLaunceston , a former parliamentary constituency centred on Launceston in CornwallLaunceston RUFC, a rugby football club in Launceston, CornwallLaunceston, Tasmania, AustraliaLaunceston Airport, in Launceston, ...

Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach
Shelly Beach can refer to:Shelly Beach, New South Wales, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, AustraliaShelly Beach , in Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaShelly Beach , in Sydney, ...

Palazzo Versace Australia

Palazzo Versace Australia
The Palazzo Versace is a luxury hotel located on the Southport Spit at Main Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.HistorySoheil Abedian of the Sunland Group visited ...

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is a 54.5 square kilometres nature reserve, on the fringe of Namadgi National Park, that is a short drive from the city of Canberra, in the Australian ...

John Forrest National Park

John Forrest National Park
John Forrest National Park is a national park in the Darling Scarp, 24 km east of Perth, Western Australia. It was the first national park in Western Australia and the second ...

St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne

St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne is the metropolitical and cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. It is the seat of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne ...

The Gabba

The Gabba
The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as The Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. It is named after the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which ...

Batman Adventure – The Ride

Batman Adventure – The Ride
Batman Adventure: The Ride is the generic name for a series of Batman-themed motion simulator rides installed at various Warner Bros.-branded parks around the world. The ride was first installed ...

Copperlode Dam

Copperlode Dam
Copperlode Dam or Lake Morris is a fresh water reservoir dam servicing the city of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The dam is located in the range immediately west of the city.

Iron Pot

Iron Pot
Iron Pot is a small flat sandstone island with an area of 1.27 ha in south-eastern Australia. It is part of the Betsey Island Group, lying close to the south-eastern ...

Waterfall Gully

Waterfall Gully
Waterfall Gully is an eastern suburb of the South Australian capital city of Adelaide. It is located in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges around 5 km east-south-east of the ...

Soroptimist Park

Soroptimist Park
Soroptimist Park is a foreshore park located in the suburb of Rowes Bay, Townsville, Australia.AttractionsIt contains lawns, barbecue areas, shade areas and an adventure playground, specifically designed ...

Fremantle

Fremantle
Fremantle /ˈfriːmæntəl/ is a major Australian port city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River. Fremantle Harbour serves as the port of Perth, the state capital. ...

Morialta Conservation Park

Morialta Conservation Park
Morialta Conservation Park is a public reserve 10 km north-east of Adelaide, in the state of South Australia, Australia. The park is in a rugged bush environment, with a narrow gorge ...

National Carillon

National Carillon
The National Carillon, situated on Aspen Island in central Canberra, Australia is a large carillon managed and maintained by the National Capital Authority on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Yanchep National Park

Yanchep National Park
Yanchep is a national park in Western Australia , 42 kilometres north of Perth. The park is noted for its caves, native bush and koala colonies. It also offers cultural ...

Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum
The Powerhouse Museum is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, the other being the historic Sydney Observatory. Although often described as a science ...

Treasury Casino

Treasury Casino
The Treasury Casino, also known as The Treasury is a casino in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It also houses a hotel, five restaurants, seven bars, and a nightclub. The casino is ...

Currumbin Creek

Currumbin Creek
Currumbin Creek is a large creek on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, running from Mount Cougal in the west to its mouth at Currumbin Alley in the east. It ...

Parliament Square, Hobart

Parliament Square, Hobart
"Parliament Square" is the name given to the upcoming redevelopment of the block directly behind Parliament House in Hobart, Tasmania. The site is in close proximity to the waterfront and ...

Superman Escape

Superman Escape
Superman Escape is an Intamin Accelerator Coaster at Warner Bros. Movie World in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The ride opened on Boxing Day , 2005. It is the fourth roller ...

Stable on the Strand

Stable on the Strand
Stable on the Strand is an annual Christmas event in the Australian city of Townsville, described as "part installation, part fun fair and part theatrical performance". For five days before ...

Mackay

Mackay
Mackay is a Scottish surname which can refer to:Clan Mackay, the Scottish clan from which the surname "MacKay" derivesMackay Trophy, named in honour of Clarence Mackay, is awarded annually by ...

Himeji Gardens

Himeji Gardens
The Adelaide Himeji Gardens in the south parklands was a gift from Adelaide's sister city, Himeji, in 1982. The entrance is from South Terrace, between Pulteney and Hutt Streets.The enclosure ...

Queensland Maritime Museum

Queensland Maritime Museum
The Queensland Maritime Museum is located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River just south of the South Bank Parklands and Queensland Cultural Centre precinct of Brisbane, and close ...

Burleigh Head National Park

Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Head is a small national park at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Australia, 81 kilometres southeast of Brisbane. The park is tiny yet it ...

Commonwealth Park

Commonwealth Park
Commonwealth Park is in Canberra, Australia, on the north side of Lake Burley Griffin. The annual spring Floriade festival is held in the park. The gardens were designed by the ...

Serpentine National Park

Serpentine National Park
The Serpentine National Park is a national park located on the Darling Scarp, approximately 50 kilometres southeast of Perth in Western Australia in Australia.Features and locationThe 4,387-hectare ...

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo is an African themed zoo in Werribee, about 32 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is part of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board or ...

Sydney Jewish Museum

Sydney Jewish Museum
The Sydney Jewish Museum is a museum in Sydney, Australia, which documents the Holocaust and the history of the Jewish people in Australia.History and descriptionThe Sydney Jewish ...

Ellis Beach, Queensland

Ellis Beach, Queensland
Ellis Beach is a locality in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. It lies on the Coral Sea. At the 2006 census, Ellis Beach had a population of 30.The five-kilometre strip of ...

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay /ˈhɑrvi ˈbeɪ/ is a city in Queensland, Australia. The city is situated approximately 290 kilometres or 3½ hours highway drive north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is ...

Belair National Park

Belair National Park
Belair National Park is a protected area located at Belair in South Australia , 13 kilometres south of Adelaide and which covers an area of 835 hectares . It was ...

Sydney Harbour National Park

Sydney Harbour National Park
The Sydney Harbour National Park is a protected national park comprising parts of Sydney Harbour, its foreshores and various islands. The 392-hectare national park lies within the Sydney metropolitan area ...

Army Museum of Western Australia

Army Museum of Western Australia
The Army Museum of Western Australia is a museum located in an historic artillery barracks in Fremantle, Western Australia. The museum was established in 1977 and has three Victoria Crosses ...

Alma Park Zoo

Alma Park Zoo
Alma Park Zoo was a 40-acre zoo located north of Brisbane, Australia, in Dakabin on Alma Road. The small 20-acre park is filled with Australian and exotic species. Alma Park ...

Cairns Convention Centre

Cairns Convention Centre
The Cairns Convention Centre is a sports and entertainment stadium in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.It was selected as World's Best Congress Centre 2014 and 2004. ...

Greenmount Beach

Greenmount Beach
Greenmount Beach is the name of the eastern end of Coolangatta Beach, located in Coolangatta on Queensland's Gold Coast. Greenmount Point is a coastal headland separating the Coolangatta stretch of ...

Looney Tunes River Ride

Looney Tunes River Ride
Looney Tunes River Ride was a dark boat ride at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia. A near-duplicate, named Looney Tunes Adventure, existed at Warner Bros. Movie ...

Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra

Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra
The National Triangle, which is referred to as the Parliamentary Triangle, is the ceremonial precinct of Canberra, containing some of Australia's most significant buildings. The National Triangle is formed by ...

Noosa Heads

Noosa Heads
Noosa Heads is one of three major centres of the Noosa region on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is located approximately 136 kilometres north of Brisbane, the state's capital. ...

National Arboretum Canberra

National Arboretum Canberra
The National Arboretum Canberra is a 250-hectare arboretum in Canberra, the national capital of Australia, created after the area was burned out as a result of the Christmas 2001 and ...

Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall
Perth Concert Hall may refer to:Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall ...

Adelaide Gaol

Adelaide Gaol
Adelaide Gaol was an Australian prison located in Thebarton, South Australia, Australia. The gaol was the first permanent one in South Australia and operated from 1841 until 1988. The Gaol ...

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
The Australian Museum is the oldest museum in Australia, with an international reputation in the fields of natural history and anthropology. It features collections of vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, as ...

Coomera Falls

Coomera Falls
The Coomera Falls is a segmented waterfall on the upper Coomera River in the South East region of Queensland, Australia.Location and featuresThe Coomera Falls are situated within ...

Old Government House, Queensland

Old Government House, Queensland
Queensland's first Government House is located at Gardens Point in the grounds of the Queensland University of Technology at the end of George Street in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The building's ...

Russell Island

Russell Island
Russell Island may refer to:Russell Island , in Queensland, AustraliaRussell Island , in Queensland, AustraliaRussell Island , United StatesRussell Island , CanadaRussell Island , Canada, in Lake HuronRussell Island, BahamasSee ...

Tallebudgera Creek

Tallebudgera Creek
Tallebudgera Creek is a large creek on the Gold Coast which runs from the Springbrook Plateau in the west through Tallebudgera Valley to the southern slopes of Burleigh Mountain at ...

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula
Cape York Peninsula is a large remote peninsula located in Far North Queensland at the tip of the state of Queensland, Australia, the largest unspoiled wilderness in northern Australia and ...

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
First opened in 1977, the crescent-shaped Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is situated on 97 hectares on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in ...

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park
The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a national park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria, Australia. The 35,400-hectare national park is situated approximately 38 kilometres east of the ...

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia is an Australian museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, interpreting and collecting contemporary art, both from across Australia and around the world. It ...

Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane

Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane
The Cathedral of St Stephen is the heritage-listed cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and seat of its archbishop.The cathedral is located on a site bounded by ...

National Dinosaur Museum

National Dinosaur Museum
The National Dinosaur Museum is Australia's largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens, located in Gold Creek Village near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The museum's exhibition follows the evolution of ...

Government House, Perth

Government House, Perth
Government House in Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, Australia, is the official residence of the Governor of Western Australia and was built between 1859 and 1864. The buildings ...

Southern Moreton Bay Islands

Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Also known as the RKLM, the SMBI and Bay Islands, the four inhabited southern Moreton Bay islands in Queensland, Australia. The group is at 27°38'S 153°23'E, and is part of ...

Stoney Creek Falls

Stoney Creek Falls
The Stoney Creek Falls is a cascade waterfall on the Stoney Creek located where the river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain, in Queensland, Australia.

Wollongong

Wollongong
Wollongong is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wollongong lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, ...

Carrick Hill

Carrick Hill
Carrick Hill is a publicly accessible historic property at the foot of the Adelaide Hills, in the suburb of Springfield, in South Australia. It was the Adelaide home of Sir ...

Rod Laver Arena

Rod Laver Arena
Rod Laver Arena is a stadium that is part of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and has been the main venue for the ...

Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney

Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney
The Hyde Park Barracks Museum is a brick building and compound designed by convict architect Francis Greenway between 1818–19; originally built at the head of Macquarie Street to house convict ...

Big Splash Waterpark

Big Splash Waterpark
Big Splash is a waterpark in Canberra, Australia. It is located in the suburb of Macquarie and is the only waterpark in Canberra. It originally opened with a 50-metre Pool ...

Stirling Gardens

Stirling Gardens
Stirling Gardens is a small public park in Perth, Western Australia.Located on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, west of the Government House and north of the ...

Davies Creek National Park

Davies Creek National Park
Davies Creek National Park is in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1392 km northwest of Brisbane, 20 km south west of Cairns. The park is located on the Atherton Tableland, it is very ...

Surfers Paradise International Raceway

Surfers Paradise International Raceway
Surfers Paradise International Raceway was a motor racing complex at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The 3.219 kilometres long circuit was designed and built by Keith Williams, a motor racing enthusiast ...

The Old Windmill, Brisbane

The Old Windmill, Brisbane
The Old Windmill is a heritage-listed tower located in Wickham Park, on Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. According to the heritage notice , it is the oldest ...

Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 772 kilometres north of Sydney and 165 kilometres ...

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park
Featherdale Wildlife Park is an Australian zoo in Doonside, Sydney. It specialises in Australian native wildlife and birds.HistoryLocated on seven acres of what was once a poultry ...

Regent Theatre, Melbourne

Regent Theatre, Melbourne
The Regent Theatre is a 2,162 seat theatre in Melbourne's East End Theatre District, Australia. It is listed by the National Trust of Australia and is on the Victorian Heritage ...

Perth Arena

Perth Arena
Perth Arena is an entertainment and sporting arena in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia. It is located on Wellington Street near the site of the former Perth Entertainment ...

Adelaide Town Hall

Adelaide Town Hall
Adelaide Town Hall is a landmark building on King William Street in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.Description and historyAdelaide Town Hall was designed by Edmund Wright and Edward ...

Customs House, Brisbane

Customs House, Brisbane
Customs House is a heritage-listed customs house located on Queen Street by the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was originally used for the collection of customs duty and ...

Canberra Glassworks

Canberra Glassworks
Canberra Glassworks is an Australian gallery and glass art studio open to the general public to view the glass artists working. Opened in May 2007 by Jon Stanhope, it is ...

Crater Lakes National Park

Crater Lakes National Park
Crater Lakes is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 1367 km northwest of Brisbane. The park contains two volcanically-formed lakes, Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham . Both lakes have walking trails ...

Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension

Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension
Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension is a 3-D Looney Tunes film which is currently being shown at Drayton Manor Theme Park. It was formerly an attraction at Warner ...

Kuranda

Kuranda
Kuranda may refer to:PlacesKuranda, Queensland, a town on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, AustraliaKuranda Range HighwayKuranda Range roadKuranda Scenic Railway, a railway line runs from ...

Manuka Oval

Manuka Oval
Manuka Oval, also known as StarTrack Oval Canberra during Australian rules football matches for sponsorship reasons, is a 13,550 capacity cricket ground located in the suburb of Griffith, adjacent to ...

Flinders Street railway station

Flinders Street railway station
Flinders Street railway station is a railway station on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Australia. It serves the entire metropolitan rail network. Backing onto the city ...

Stadium Australia

Stadium Australia
Stadium Australia, known for sponsorship reasons as ANZ Stadium, formerly Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park, in Sydney, Australia. The stadium, which in Australia ...

Portside Wharf

Portside Wharf
Portside Wharf is the international cruise terminal, residential and retail development at Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.The Wharf is Brisbane's commercial international cruise terminal. It is also an upscale residential and ...

Fremantle Harbour

Fremantle Harbour
Fremantle Harbour is Western Australia's largest and busiest general cargo port and an important historical site. The inner harbour handles a large volume of sea containers, vehicle imports and livestock ...

Little Nerang Dam

Little Nerang Dam
The Little Nerang Dam is a concrete gravity dam with an un-gated spillway across the Little Nerang Creek that is located in the South East region of Queensland, Australia. The ...

Russell River National Park

Russell River National Park
Russell River is a national park in North Queensland, Australia, 1352 km northwest of Brisbane. The park protects a coastal strip between the sea and the Russell River. It is part ...

South Australian Aviation Museum

South Australian Aviation Museum
The South Australian Aviation Museum displays aircraft and aircraft engines of relevance to South Australia and aviation in Australia. It is also the home of the Defence Science and Technology ...

Greater Blue Mountains Area

Greater Blue Mountains Area
The Greater Blue Mountains Area consists of 1.03 million ha of sandstone plateaux, escarpments and gorges dominated by temperate eucalypt forest. The site, comprised of eight protected areas, is noted ...

Moreton Island

Moreton Island
Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world, located on the eastern side of Moreton Bay, on the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia. Moreton Island lies 58 ...

The Beachouse

The Beachouse
The Beachouse is an entertainment complex located on the foreshore at Glenelg in Adelaide, South Australia.AttractionsThe Beachouse has the following attractions:The Slides, three enclosed and heated slides, ...

Round House

Round House
The Round House was the first permanent building built in the Swan River Colony. Built in late 1830 and opened in 1831, it is the oldest building still standing in ...

Scienceworks

Scienceworks
Scienceworks may refer to:Scienceworks , a science museum in AustraliaScienceWorks Museum , a children's museum in the United States ...

Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City Hall
Brisbane City Hall, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is the seat of the Brisbane City Council. It is located adjacent to King George Square, where the rectangular City Hall has its ...

Museum of Sydney

Museum of Sydney
The Museum of Sydney is a historical collection and exhibit, built on the ruins of the house of New South Wales' first Governor, Arthur Phillip, on the present-day corner of ...

Aspen Island

Aspen Island
Aspen Island, within Lake Burley Griffin, is a man-made island located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.Aspen Island is located on the south-eastern side of the Central Basin of Lake ...

Normanby Island

Normanby Island
Normanby Island may refer to:Normanby Island , in AustraliaNormanby Island, Papua New Guinea ...

The Official Matrix Exhibit

The Official Matrix Exhibit
The Official Matrix Exhibit was a walk-through experience at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia. It allowed guests to immerse themselves in the world of the Matrix ...

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise is a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast City in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Surfers Paradise had a population of 18,501. Colloquially known ...

The Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre
The Astor Theatre is a classic, single-screen revival movie theatre located in the inner Melbourne suburb of St Kilda, that has a long and illustrious history. The site at 1-3 ...

Big Rocking Horse

Big Rocking Horse
The Big Rocking Horse is a tourist attraction located in the town of Gumeracha, South Australia. Designed by David McIntosh, the structure weighs 25 tonnes and stands at over 18 ...

Fort Denison

Fort Denison
Fort Denison is a former penal site and defensive facility occupying a small island located north-east of the Royal Botanic Gardens and about one kilometre east of the Opera House ...

Brisbane Forest Park

Brisbane Forest Park
Brisbane Forest Park , is located on parts of the D'Aguilar Range. The large nature reserve lies on the western boundary of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in Enoggera Reservoir, adjacent to ...

Fremantle Arts Centre

Fremantle Arts Centre
Fremantle Arts Centre is a multi-arts organisation, offering a program of exhibitions, residencies, art courses and music in a historic building in the heart of Fremantle, Western Australia. The building ...

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Canberra Museum and Gallery is an art gallery and museum in Canberra, the capital of Australia. It is located on London Circuit, in Civic in the centre of the city. ...

Gillies Range

Gillies Range
The Gillies Range is a section of the chain of summits south of Cairns that separate the Far North Queensland coastal plain from the interior Atherton Tableland. At the foot ...

Exmouth

Exmouth
Exmouth is a port town, civil parish and seaside resort in East Devon, England, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe. In 2011, it had ...

Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre

Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre
The Jewish Holocaust Centre was founded in Elsternwick, Melbourne, Australia, in 1984 by Holocaust Survivors. Its mission is to commemorate the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis between 1933 ...

All Saints Church, Canberra

All Saints Church, Canberra
All Saints Church is an Anglican church located in the suburb of Ainslie, Canberra. It is part of the diocese of Canberra and Goulburn in the Anglican Church of Australia.The ...

Central Park

Central Park
Central Park is an urban park in the central part of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. It was initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land, ...

Parliament House, Adelaide

Parliament House, Adelaide
Parliament House, on the corner of North Terrace and King William Road in the Adelaide city centre, is the seat of the Parliament of South Australia. It was built to ...

Queensland Cultural Centre

Queensland Cultural Centre
The Queensland Cultural Centre is a multi-venue centre located at South Bank, Brisbane, capital city of Queensland. It consists of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre , the Queensland Museum, the ...

Sydney Cove

Sydney Cove
Sydney Cove is a small bay on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, one of several harbours in Port Jackson, on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. Sydney Cove ...

Central Coast

Central Coast
The place designation Central Coast may refer to the following:AustraliaCentral Coast of NSW, the official region of NSW, AustraliaCentral Coast Mariners, the professional football A-league club based ...

St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Mary is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney, currently Anthony Fisher OP. The ...

Luna Park, Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne
Melbourne's Luna Park is a historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. It opened on 13 December 1912 and has been ...

Regal Theatre

Regal Theatre
The Regal Theatre is a theatre located in the suburb of Subiaco in Perth, Western Australia. The theatre was named for King George VI who, at the time, had taken ...

Brisbane Tramway Museum

Brisbane Tramway Museum
Brisbane Tramway Museum is a transport museum which preserves and displays trams and trolley-buses, most of which operated in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The museum also has a collection of vehicles ...

National Convention Centre Canberra

National Convention Centre Canberra
National Convention Centre Canberra, convention centre located in Civic in Canberra, Australia, which opened in 1989.The National Convention Centre is Canberra’s largest, purpose-built functions, meetings and events venue. Unrivalled in ...

South Australian Maritime Museum

South Australian Maritime Museum
The South Australian Maritime Museum is located in a historic warehouse in Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. The Museum is housed in the former Elders Bond & Free Stores; a joined ...

Busselton

Busselton
Busselton is a regional city in the South West region of Western Australia. Founded in 1832 by the Bussell family, Busselton has been one of the fastest growing regions in ...

Mount Stromlo Observatory

Mount Stromlo Observatory
Mount Stromlo Observatory located just outside of Canberra, Australia, is part of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University .HistoryThe observatory was ...

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Adelaide Entertainment Centre is an indoor arena located in the South Australian capital of Adelaide, and is used for sporting and entertainment events. It is the principal venue for concerts, ...

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Yarra River. It was opened in 2002. The name means 'river of mists' ...

Eagle Farm Racecourse

Eagle Farm Racecourse
Eagle Farm Racecourse is a heritage-listed horse racing venue in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is located at one end of Racecourse Road in the suburb of Ascot, 7 kilometres from ...

Goat Island

Goat Island
Goat Island may refer to:ArtsGoat Island , a Chicago-based companyGoat Island , Delitto all'isola delle capre, by Ugo BettiPlacesAustraliaGoat Island in ...

Lake Monger

Lake Monger
Lake Monger is a large urban wetland on the Swan Coastal Plain in suburban Perth, Western Australia nestled between the suburbs of Leederville, Wembley and Glendalough. Less than five kilometres ...

Pemberton

Pemberton
Pemberton may refer to:PeoplePemberton Jane Pemberton SmallJohn PembertonJoseph Pemberton a British clergyman and rosarian,Steve Pemberton, British actor, comedian, writer and performerDaniel Pemberton, British composerPlacesPemberton ...

Polly Woodside

Polly Woodside
Polly Woodside is a Belfast-built, three-masted, iron-hulled barque, preserved in Melbourne, Australia, and forming the central feature of the South Wharf precinct. The ship was originally built in Belfast by ...

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
The Brisbane Entertainment Centre is located in Boondall, a Brisbane City suburb, in Queensland, Australia. It is managed by AEG Ogden.The arena has an array of seating plans which facilitate ...

Heirisson Island

Heirisson Island
Heirisson Island is an island in the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. It ...

Lanyon Homestead

Lanyon Homestead
Lanyon is an historic homestead and grazing property located on the southern outskirts of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.HistoryThe site was first occupied following white settlement ...

Warrawong Sanctuary

Warrawong Sanctuary
Warrawong Sanctuary was a wildlife reserve near Adelaide, South Australia. Warrawong was established by Dr John Wamsley to conserve endangered Australian wildlife. He purchased the first 35 acres , a ...

Wet'n'Wild Sydney

Wet'n'Wild Sydney
Wet'n'Wild Sydney is a water park in Prospect, New South Wales, Australia, that opened on 12 December 2013. The park was announced on 11 September 2010 and is the third ...

Mandurah

Mandurah
Mandurah is the second-largest city in Western Australia and is located approximately 72 kilometres south of the state capital, Perth.The city attracts a large number of tourists, including many international ...

Brisbane Arcade

Brisbane Arcade
Brisbane Arcade is a heritage-listed shopping arcade located at 160 Queen Street and runs from Queen Street and Adelaide Street in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.HistoryBrisbane ...

Immigration Museum, Melbourne

Immigration Museum, Melbourne
The Immigration Museum is a museum primarily displaying Australia's immigration history. It is located on Flinders Street in Melbourne, Victoria, in the Old Customs House. It is famous for its ...

Canberra Stadium

Canberra Stadium
Canberra Stadium known for sponsorship reasons as GIO Stadium Canberra, is a facility primarily used for rugby league and rugby union games, located adjacent to the Australian Institute of Sport ...

Adelaide Casino

Adelaide Casino
Adelaide Casino is a large casino and recreational venue on the north edge of the Adelaide city centre. Located in the heritage-listed Adelaide railway station building on North Terrace, Adelaide, ...

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island
Cockatoo Island may refer to the following places in Australia:Cockatoo Island, New South Wales in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales Cockatoo Island, Western Australia in the Buccaneer Archipelago off the ...

Marmion Marine Park

Marmion Marine Park
The Marmion Marine Park is a protected area along and off the coast of northern Perth, Western Australia.In 1987, this park was declared the first marine park in Western Australia. ...

Green Island

Green Island
Green Island or Greene Island can refer to:PlacesAfricaGreen Island , in the Gulf of SuezGreen Island , in the Red Sea

Mundy Regional Park

Mundy Regional Park
The Mundy Regional Park is a regional park located on the western edge of the Darling Scarp, approximately 22 kilometres east of Perth in Western Australia, Australia. The 56-hectare park ...

Wittunga Botanic Garden

Wittunga Botanic Garden
The Wittunga Botanic Garden is one of the three Botanic Gardens in Adelaide, South Australia; the other two are the Adelaide Botanic Garden located in the inner city's parklands, and ...

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a restaurant which operates from a converted fleet of three vintage trams in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Company Limited was formed in 1981 ...

Commonwealth Place, Canberra

Commonwealth Place, Canberra
Commonwealth Place is located on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. It lies along the ‘water axis’ running along the lake from Black Mountain. Commonwealth Place is the ...

Coochiemudlo Island

Coochiemudlo Island
Coochiemudlo Island is a small island in the southern part of Moreton Bay, near Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. It is also the name of the township and locality upon the ...

Dharawal National Park

Dharawal National Park
The Dharawal National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 6,508-hectare national park is situated between ...

Ballarat

Ballarat
Ballarat /ˈbæləræt/ is a city located on the Yarrowee River and lower western plains of the Great Dividing Range in the state of Victoria, Australia, approximately 105 kilometres west-north-west of ...

World Tower

World Tower
World Tower is a 230 m skyscraper located at 91 Liverpool Street, Sydney, Australia. The building is the tallest residential building in the city since 2004.Construction began in 2001 and was ...

Fort Lytton National Park

Fort Lytton National Park
Fort Lytton is a national park located in Lytton, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 13 kilometres northeast of the Brisbane CBD. It is located near the mouth of the Brisbane River on ...

Government House, Canberra

Government House, Canberra
Government House, Canberra, commonly known as Yarralumla, is the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia. It is located in the suburb of Yarralumla, in the City of Canberra, in ...

Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide

Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide
Holy Trinity Church, originally Trinity Church, is an Anglican church on North Terrace, in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. In terms of weekly attendance, Trinity is the largest Anglican ...

Lake Leschenaultia

Lake Leschenaultia
Lake Leschenaultia, Western Australia is a former railway dam that is now a recreational lake in the Shire of Mundaring just north of the location of an important railway stopping ...

St Kilda Beach, Victoria

St Kilda Beach, Victoria
St Kilda Beach is a beach located in St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia, 6 kilometres south from the Melbourne city centre. It is Melbourne's most famous beach. The beach ...

Port Arthur

Port Arthur
Port Arthur may refer to:In China:Port Arthur, China, now called Lüshunkou DistrictPort Arthur massacre in the Sino-Japanese War in 1894Battle of Port Arthur, a sea battle in the Russo-Japanese War ...

Vaucluse House

Vaucluse House
Vaucluse House is a historic estate in Gothic Revival style in the harbourside suburb of Vaucluse in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The suburb takes its name from this house. ...

Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park
Melbourne Park is a sports venue in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Since 1988, Melbourne Park has been home of the Australian Open in tennis, ...

Football Park

Football Park
Football Park is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes, a western suburb of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, Australia. It was built in 1973 by ...

Subiaco Oval

Subiaco Oval
Subiaco Oval is a football stadium located in Subiaco, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The highest capacity stadium in Western Australia and one of the main stadiums in Australia, ...

Brisbane Arts Theatre

Brisbane Arts Theatre
Brisbane Arts Theatre refers to both an independent theatre company in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and the building in which it resides.Theatre Company HistoryBrisbane Arts Theatre was founded ...

Weston Park, Canberra

Weston Park, Canberra
Weston Park is a park located on a peninsula on the western side of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, Australia. In 1963 the park was named after Charles Weston, who ...

Sydney Heritage Fleet

Sydney Heritage Fleet
Sydney Heritage Fleet, also known as the Sydney Maritime Museum, is a private not-for-profit museum located in Darling Harbour and in Rozelle Bay Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.The Fleet restores ...

Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

Old Treasury Building, Melbourne
The Old Treasury Building on Spring Street in Melbourne, was once home to the Treasury Department of the Government of Victoria, but is now a museum of Melbourne history, known ...

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Cabaret Festival
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual cabaret festival held in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. It is the largest festival of its type in the world, with more ...

Floreat Beach

Floreat Beach
Floreat Beach is in Western Australia, located off West Coast Highway, directly next to City Beach.The beach's southern extremity is a groyne and continues north past a drain pipe until ...

Glebe Park, Canberra

Glebe Park, Canberra
Glebe Park is a public park on the eastern side of Civic, Canberra, Australia. The park is bounded by Coranderrk, Ballumbir, Akuna, and Bunda Streets, and to the south, the ...

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Queensland. The venue opened in October 2001. The Centre is named after Judith Wright, who was a celebrated ...

Gladstone

Gladstone
Gladstone may refer to:PeopleTitleGladstone baronets, members of the extended family of William Ewart GladstoneSurnameSir John Gladstone, 1st Baronet , businessman and ...

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building.It was designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects ...

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is a selective, audition based music school located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and is part of Griffith University.HistoryThe Conservatorium was established by the ...

Matilda Bay

Matilda Bay
Matilda Bay is a natural bay in the Swan River in Western Australia, adjacent to the Perth suburb of Crawley. It extends from Pelican Point to Mounts Bay Road below ...

Black Hill Conservation Park

Black Hill Conservation Park
Black Hill Conservation Park is a public reserve approximately 10 km northeast of Adelaide, in the state of South Australia, Australia. The park is in a rugged bush environment, with a ...

Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach
Bronte Beach is a small but popular recreational beach on Nelson Bay in Bronte in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. It is 2 kilometres south of Bondi Beach and north ...

Mount Majura

Mount Majura
Mount Majura is a small mountain with an elevation of 890 metres AHD  that is located in the northern suburbs of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Mount Majura ...

Bunbury

Bunbury
Bunbury may refer to:PeopleBunbury Bunbury baronetsPlacesBunbury, Cheshire, EnglandBunbury, Western Australia, the third largest city in the stateserved by Bunbury AirportCity of Bunbury, the local ...

Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne, is a division of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. It is located in the suburb of Cranbourne, about 45 km south-east of the Melbourne city centre.The ...

Anstey Hill Recreation Park

Anstey Hill Recreation Park
Anstey Hill Recreation Park is a 362-hectare protected area established in 1989 and located approximately 19 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, South Australia. The park is a significant reserve of bushland ...

Cadmans Cottage

Cadmans Cottage
Cadmans Cottage is the oldest surviving residential building in Sydney, having been built in 1816 for the use of the governmental coxswains and their crews. The building is heavily steeped ...

Mount Stromlo

Mount Stromlo
Mount Stromlo is a mountain with an elevation of 770 metres AHD  that is situated in the Weston Creek district of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The mountain ...

Serpentine Dam

Serpentine Dam
Serpentine Dam may refer to:Serpentine Dam, Tasmania, the dam used to contain Lake Pedder in Tasmania, AustraliaSerpentine Dam, Western Australia, the water-supply dam for Perth, in Western AustraliaSerpentine Pipehead Dam, ...

Somerset Dam

Somerset Dam
The Somerset Dam is an mass concrete gravity dam with a gated spillway across the Stanley River that is located in the South East region of Queensland, Australia. The main ...

Sorrento

Sorrento
Sorrento is a town and comune in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as ...

Bonython Park

Bonython Park
Bonython Park is a 17 hectare park in the West Parklands of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. The park was opened in 1962 and named in honour of prominent ...

Rippon Lea Estate

Rippon Lea Estate
Rippon Lea Estate is an historic property located in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia. It is under the care of the National Trust of Australia.It was built in 1868 for Sir Frederick ...

Beelu National Park

Beelu National Park
Beelu National Park is a national park east of Perth, Western Australia. Lying south of Mundaring, Western Australia, and west of the Mundaring Weir Road, it is part of the ...

Musgrave Park, Brisbane

Musgrave Park, Brisbane
Musgrave Park is a park in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The park is bordered by Edmonstone, Russell, and Cordelia Streets, and Brisbane State High School, and has an area of ...

Reconciliation Place

Reconciliation Place
Reconciliation Place is an urban landscape design in the Parliamentary Triangle Canberra, Australia, commenced in 2001 as a monument to reconciliation between Australia’s Indigenous people and settler population.The design was ...

Sydney Markets

Sydney Markets
The Sydney Markets are a commercial enterprise in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney Markets are located in the Inner West suburb of Flemington, 16 kilometres west of the Sydney ...

Tangalooma

Tangalooma
Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma is a resort township on the west side of Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. It lies on the eastern shore of Moreton Bay and is ...

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is a 25-acre biopark within the Pearcedale Conservation Park located at Pearcedale on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne Australia. It aims to display the fauna ...

Government House, Sydney

Government House, Sydney
Government House is located in Sydney alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, overlooking Sydney Harbour, just south of the Sydney Opera House. Constructed between 1837 and 1843, the property has been ...

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Adelaide Aquatic Centre
The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is a complex of indoor heated swimming pools operated by the Adelaide City Council and located in the northernmost extent of the Adelaide Parklands in North ...

HBF Stadium

HBF Stadium
HBF Stadium, previously known as Perth Superdrome and Challenge Stadium, is a sports complex in Mount Claremont, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. It was opened in 1986 and is ...

City Hill, Canberra

City Hill, Canberra
City Hill is a park located in Canberra, Australia on one of the points of the Parliamentary Triangle, a feature of Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the city. The park ...

Sleeman Centre

Sleeman Centre
Sleeman Centre may refer to:Sleeman Centre , a sporting and entertainment complex in Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaSleeman Centre , a sports and entertainment hockey arena in Guelph, Ontario, Canada ...

Docklands Stadium

Docklands Stadium
Docklands Stadium is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Construction started in October 1997 under the working name, "Victoria Stadium", and was ...

Bare Island

Bare Island
Bare Island may refer to:Bare Island Bare Island Bare Island, New Zealand ...

Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Royal Adelaide Golf Club
The Royal Adelaide Golf Club is a private golf club in Adelaide, South Australia.Royal Adelaide has played host to the Australian Open nine times, with the most recent being in ...

Scrivener Dam

Scrivener Dam
Scrivener Dam, a concrete gravity dam that impounds Molongolo River, is located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The dam creates Lake Burley Griffin, that was established for recreational and ...

South Bank Grand Arbour

South Bank Grand Arbour
The South Bank Grand Arbour is a kilometre long arbour located in the South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, Australia. The structure functions as a pedestrian walkway which connects the Griffith ...

Walyunga National Park

Walyunga National Park
Walyunga National Park is a national park in Western Australia , 35 km northeast of Perth along the Great Northern Highway.The park is situated just behind the Darling Scarp in the ...

Manly

Manly
Manly is an adjective corresponding to man, indicating masculinity.Manly may also refer to:PlacesManly, New South Wales, a suburb of SydneyManly Council, a local government area in SydneyElectoral ...

Hindmarsh Stadium

Hindmarsh Stadium
Hindmarsh Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is the home of the Australian A-League team, Adelaide United.The stadium now has a capacity of 17,000, of ...

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia houses the Australian part of the art collection of the National Gallery of Victoria . It is located at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia ...

nib Stadium

nib Stadium
Perth Oval is a sports stadium in Perth, the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. Located close to Perth's central business district, the stadium currently has a maximum ...

Quay

Quay
A wharf, quay , staith or staithe is a structure on the shore of a harbour or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to ...

National Workers Memorial

National Workers Memorial
The National Labor College officially closed on April 26, 2014. It was the only regionally accredited higher education institution in the United States devoted exclusively to educating union members and ...

Toowong Cemetery

Toowong Cemetery
The Brisbane General Cemetery also known as Toowong Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery located at Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was established in 1866 and formally opened in 1875. It ...

Tamworth

Tamworth
Tamworth may refer to:PlacesTamworth, Staffordshire, EnglandTamworth Local Government district covering the townTamworth Tamworth, New Hampshire, United StatesTamworth, New South Wales, AustraliaTamworth Regional CouncilElectoral district of Tamworth Tamworth, ...

Glass House Mountains National Park

Glass House Mountains National Park
Glass House Mountains National Park is a heritage-listed national park in the Australian state of Queensland, 70 km north of Brisbane. It consists of a flat plain punctuated by rhyolite and ...

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre closed in December 2013 to make way for the new Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct at Darling Harbour, due to be completed ...

Parliament House, Melbourne

Parliament House, Melbourne
Parliament House in Melbourne, located at Spring Street in East Melbourne at the edge of the Melbourne city centre, has been the seat of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, since ...

Barracks Arch

Barracks Arch
The Barracks Arch is located on the corner of Malcolm and Elder Streets, at the western end of St Georges Terrace in Perth, Western Australia. It effectively blocks a clear ...

Lake Ginninderra

Lake Ginninderra
Lake Ginninderra is an artificial lake located on the Ginninderra Creek in Canberra. It is adjacent to the Belconnen Town Centre. The lake was constructed in 1974 to collect stormwater ...

Scott Creek Conservation Park

Scott Creek Conservation Park
Scott Creek Conservation Park is a conservation park in South Australia, approximately 20 km south of Adelaide.FacilitiesThe park has an extensive network of walking trails which enables visitors ...

Lake Eyre

Lake Eyre
Lake Eyre , officially known as Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre, is the lowest natural point in Australia, at approximately 15 m below sea level , and, on the rare occasions that it ...

Elizabeth Bay House

Elizabeth Bay House
Elizabeth Bay House is a historic home in the suburb of Elizabeth Bay in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Built between 1835 and 1839, Elizabeth Bay House was known as ...

Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Recital Centre is a venue for ensemble music in Melbourne, programming and presenting in excess of 450 concerts and events each year across a variety of musical genres - ...

Casino Canberra

Casino Canberra
Casino Canberra is a casino located in the Central Business District of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It was the first legal casino to open in the Australian Capital ...

Herdsman Lake

Herdsman Lake
Herdsman Lake is a groundwater lake located 6 km north-west of Perth, Western Australia, in the suburb of Herdsman.The lake is encompassed by Herdsman Lake Regional Park. It measures 2.5 km from ...

Macleay Island

Macleay Island
Macleay Island is an island located in Moreton Bay, South East Queensland. It is in the Redland City Council Local Government Area and has the postcode 4184. Perulpa Island is ...

Magic Mountain, Glenelg

Magic Mountain, Glenelg
Magic Mountain was a theme park in Glenelg, a beachside suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It opened in December 1982 and closed on 18 July 2004.Magic Mountain was popular among ...

Townsville

Townsville
Townsville /ˈtaʊnzvɪl/ is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, it is in the dry tropics region of ...

Beatty Park

Beatty Park
Beatty Park Leisure Centre is a swimming pool complex in the suburb of North Perth, Western Australia. Originally known as the Beatty Park Aquatic Centre, it was built for the ...

ANZAC War Memorial

ANZAC War Memorial
The ANZAC Memorial, completed in 1934, is the main commemorative military monument of Sydney, Australia. It was designed by C. Bruce Dellit, with the exterior adorned with monumental figural reliefs ...

Brown Hill Creek

Brown Hill Creek
Brown Hill Creek, in South Australia is one of several creeks running in a generally west-north-west direction, draining the western watershed of the Mount Lofty Ranges.The creek runs through the ...

EastLink

EastLink
Eastlink may refer to:EastLink , a toll road in Melbourne, AustraliaEast-Link , a toll bridge in Dublin, IrelandEastLink , a communications provider in CanadaEast Link, an extension of Sound Transit ...

Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway

Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway
The 3 ft 6 in gaugeQueensland Pioneer Steam Railway conducts steam train trips from Bundamba Racecourse on the Swanbank Branch Line to the Swanbank Power station, near Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. There is a ...

Royal Canberra Golf Club

Royal Canberra Golf Club
The Canberra Golf Club, later known as the Royal Canberra Golf Club, was formed in 1926. Its original grounds were behind the Hotel Canberra on the river flats on both ...

Mission Beach

Mission Beach
Mission Beach may refer to:Mission Beach, San Diego, California, United StatesMission Beach, Queensland, Australia ...

Botany Bay National Park

Botany Bay National Park
The Botany Bay National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Sydney metropolitan region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 456-hectare national park is ...

Royal Melbourne Showgrounds

Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
The Melbourne Showgrounds is located in the inner north-western suburb of Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, next door to Flemington Racecourse. Is the home of the annual Royal Melbourne Show, as ...

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
Cobbler Creek Recreation Park is a 266-hectare protected area located in South Australia about 19 kilometres north of the Adelaide city centre in the suburb of Gulfview Heights. Originally part ...

Forrestdale Lake

Forrestdale Lake
Forrestdale Lake is a lake nature reserve in the City of Armadale, Western Australia, approximately 25 km south of the central business district of Perth, the state capital, and on the ...

HMAS Diamantina

HMAS Diamantina
Two ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Diamantina, after the Diamantina River in Queensland.HMAS Diamantina , a River-class frigate commissioned in 1945, decommissioned in 1980, and preserved as ...

Pine Island Reserve

Pine Island Reserve
Pine Island Reserve, a reserve containing a small plantation of pine trees, is located on the Murrumbidgee River where the river flows through the Tuggeranong district of Canberra, in the ...

White Rabbit Gallery

White Rabbit Gallery
The White Rabbit Gallery is an art museum in Sydney, Australia, which exhibits selections from the White Rabbit Collection of 21st-century Chinese contemporary art. The Collection, one of the largest ...

The Giant Drop

The Giant Drop
The Giant Drop is an Intamin drop tower ride located at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, Australia. The ride was added in December 1998 to the existing ...

Albert Hall, Canberra

Albert Hall, Canberra
The Albert Hall is a hall in Canberra, Australia, used for entertainment. It is on Commonwealth Avenue between Commonwealth Bridge and the Hotel Canberra in the suburb of Yarralumla.

Old Government House, South Australia

Old Government House, South Australia
Old Government House is a historic building located in Belair National Park, South Australia. It was the summer residence of the Governor of South Australia from 1860-1880, and was used ...

Parliament House, Perth

Parliament House, Perth
Parliament House, Perth is located on Harvest Terrace in West Perth, Western Australia. It is the home of the Parliament of Western Australia, including the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly ...

Perth Gaol

Perth Gaol
The Perth Gaol was a gaol built in Perth, the state capital of Western Australia, Australia, between 1854 and 1856 to house convicts and other prisoners. It is located just ...

Lane Cove National Park

Lane Cove National Park
The Lane Cove National Park is a protected national park that is located within metropolitan Sydney, in New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 372-hectare national park is situated about ...

Clem Jones Tunnel

Clem Jones Tunnel
The M7 Clem Jones Tunnel , known during its development as the North-South Bypass Tunnel , is a A$3.2 billion motorway grade toll road under the Brisbane River, between Woolloongabba and ...

Kangaroo Creek Reservoir

Kangaroo Creek Reservoir
Kangaroo Creek Reservoir is a 19,160 megalitre artificial water storage reservoir in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It was built from 1966 to 1969, by damming the River Torrens east of ...

Kings Park, Canberra

Kings Park, Canberra
Kings Park is a park in Canberra, Australia on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.Kings Park is near Kings Avenue bridge on the North side of Lake Burley Griffin's Central ...

Lennox Gardens

Lennox Gardens
Lennox Gardens, a park in Canberra, Australia, lying on the south side of Lake Burley Griffin, close to Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Albert Hall in the suburb of Yarralumla. Before ...

Mount Barker

Mount Barker
Mount Barker may refer to :Mount Barker, South Australia, a cityMount Barker, Western Australia, a townMount Barker , a mountain ...

S. H. Ervin Gallery

S. H. Ervin Gallery
The S.H. Ervin Gallery is a major public art institution housed in the historic National Trust Centre on Observatory Hill in Sydney, Australia.The Gallery is renowned for encouraging research and ...

The Playhouse Theatre

The Playhouse Theatre
The Playhouse Theatre, Playhouse Theatre, or Playhouse Theater, may refer to a number of existent and historic theatres:in Australia The Playhouse Theatre , a theatre in Perth, Western Australiain Canada ...

Barrack Square

Barrack Square
Barrack Square is an open public square on the foreshore of Perth Water on the Swan River, located at the southern end of Barrack Street near the central business district ...

James Craig

James Craig
James Craig or Jim Craig may refer to:Public officialsGeneral Sir James Henry Craig , British soldier, Canadian GovernorJames Craig , British politicianJames Craig , Canadian politicianJames Craig ...

Mount Ginini

Mount Ginini
Mount Ginini is a mountain with an elevation of 1,762 metres AHD  in the Brindabella Ranges that is located on the border between the Australian Capital Territory and New South ...

National War Memorial

National War Memorial
There are numerous monuments around the world designated as a National War Memorial:National War Memorial , in OttawaNational War Memorial , CanadaNational War Memorial , in WellingtonNational War Memorial , ...

Hillsong Church

Hillsong Church
Hillsong Church is a Pentecostal megachurch affiliated with Australian Christian Churches and located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The church was founded in 1983 when the Sydney Christian Life ...

Lake Tuggeranong

Lake Tuggeranong
Lake Tuggeranong, an artificial lake sourced the confluence of Tuggeranong Creek and stormwater discharge from urban and rural areas, is located in the Tuggeranong district of Canberra, within the Australian ...

Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (formerly, "The Territory for the Seat of Government" and, later, the "Federal Capital Territory") is a territory in the south east of Australia, enclaved within New ...

New South Wales

New South Wales
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, South Australia to the west, ...

Northern Territory

Northern Territory
Northern Territory (abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the centre and central northern regions. It shares borders with Western Australia to the west (129th meridian east), South ...

Queensland

Queensland
Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and ...

South Australia

South Australia
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the continent. With a total land ...

Tasmania

Tasmania
Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as "Tassie"; /tæzˈmeɪniə/) is an island state, part of the Commonwealth of Australia, located 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the south of the Australian ...

Victoria

Victoria
Victoria may refer to: ...

Western Australia

Western Australia
Western Australia (abbreviated as WA[a]) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian ...

Catseye Beach

Catseye Beach
Try your hand at water sports