Last updated:12 July 2023

Aerial panorama of Sorrento Back Beach and coastline. Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Australia
Oceans and Seas

Australia's oceans and seas include those off the mainland and its offshore territories in the Pacific, Southern and Indian Oceans as well as the Timor, Tasman and Coral Seas.

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Continental Extremities

The Australian continent is almost as long as it is wide.

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Red Banks Scenic Australian Outback rural Landscape
Area of Australia

Land areas of States and Territories.

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Sydney from above at night
Australia's size compared

Australia is the planet's sixth largest country after Russia, Canada, China, the USA, and Brazil.

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Centre of Australia States and Territories

Officially, there is no centre of Australia, but over time and with ingenuity, several methods for calculating the centre of the mainland have been developed.

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Road in National Arboretum Canberra, ACT
Border Lengths - States and Territories

The positions of the borders are mostly familiar. The more unusual being the one border which is entirely surrounded by a state.

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The result of a drought on a water hole
Climatic Extremes

Australia is a land of extremes with temperatures ranging from highs of 40°C in the central desert regions to below freezing in the higher regions of the country's southeast.

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 View of Big Ben and Heard Island from a boat
Remote Offshore Territories

Australia's territory ranges far beyond its continental borders.

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