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About Australia

About Australia

Australia is a stable, democratic and culturally diverse nation with a highly skilled workforce and one of the strongest performing economies in the world. With spectacular landscapes and a rich ancient culture, Australia is a land like no other. It is the earth's sixth-largest country in land area and is the only nation to govern an entire continent. 

Find out more information, facts and figures About Australia. You can browse this information through specific themes and sections (as shown below):

The land and its people

History - Australia's National Symbols – Population - Indigenous Australia – Government – Economy - Environment


Australia and the world

Looking outward – Trade – Growth – Investment – Business - Foreign aid - Defence and security



Society and Culture

Education – Innovation – Sport - Health care - Media and communications - Creative Australia


Visiting Australia

Quarantine - Visa and immigration requirements - Tourism - Study in Australia


Further resources 


Australia in Brief provides an overview of Australia’s history, the land, its people and their way of life. It also looks at Australia’s economic, scientific and cultural achievements and its foreign, trade and defence policies. Download the Australia in Brief (PDF).


The Why Australia flyer (PDF) provides a snapshot with visual information on key reasons for investing in Australia. For more comprehensive information and reports, please visit our page Doing Business with Australia – Useful business resources.