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Learn all about our cities, states and territories, what the weather is like, time zones, currency, facts about our unique plants and animals and information on Australian visa entry requirements.

Cities, States and Territories

Cities, States and Territories

Mainland Australia is the world’s largest island but also the smallest continent. The country is divided into six states and two territories.

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Weather in Australia

Weather in Australia

Plan ahead with this information on weather and rainfall in Australia’s capital cities.

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Time zones in Australia

Time zones in Australia

Follow our handy guide to Australia's time zones to understand the time in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory.

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Currency

Currency

Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and one and two dollar denominations.

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Australia's Animals

Australia's Animals

Our unique animals are one of the many reasons people visit our country. Australia has more than 378 mammal species, 828 bird species, 4000 fish species, 300 species of lizards, 140 snake species, two crocodile species and around 50 types of marine mammal.

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Australia's Plants

Australia's Plants

There are an astounding 24,000 species of native plants in Australia, making the country's flora one of our most prized assets. Here are some of the more common species, and where you can spot them in the wild.

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Aquatic Australia App

Aquatic Australia is your comprehensive guide to some of the country's best aquatic, coastal and beach destinations and experiences.

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