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Australia is a monumental landscape boasting an amazing array of unique wildlife, as well as some of the world’s most beautiful and iconic cities. From kangaroos to koala bears, the country is rich in unique species and is a real haven for nature enthusiasts. Natural monuments include the wondrous Ayers Rock at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the expansive Great Barrier Reef where divers can take in the world’s most spectacular coral reef ocean life. Sydney’s iconic Opera House is a marvel of modern architecture, while the city comes alive at dusk with glitzy nightclubs and restaurants. Not forgetting stylish and arty Melbourne, the country’s cultural darling.

  • Capital: Canberra
  • Dialing code: +61
  • Population: 23,868,800
  • Languages: English

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Time zones

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Australian Dollar (AUD)




Health & Safety


Drinkable Water


Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 112
  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 112

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