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.

Continental Extremities

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

Area of Australia - States and Territories

Land areas of States and Territories

Australia's Size Compared

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

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.

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.

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.

Remote Offshore Territories

Australia's territory ranges far beyond its continental borders.