Australia Travel Overview

Australia Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Canberra (See more on SIMPLYYELLOWPAGES.COM)

Official language: English

Currency: Dollar 1AUD = 0.61EUR

Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania

Important facts

Capital: Canberra

Official language: English

According to Countryaah, Australia is a country located in Oceania.


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

AUD / 036


Continent: Australia-Oceania

Region: Australia and Oceania

Geo coordinates: S -25 ° -16 ‘-27.8 “E 133 ° 46’ 30.5”

Highest mountain: Mount Kosciuszko (2,229 m)

Total area: 7,686,850 km²

Mainland: 7,617,930 km²

Coastline: 25,760 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1901

Dependent states: Norfolk Island since 1774

Formerly dependent states: Nauru until 1968 (mandate)
Papua New Guinea until 1975 (UN mandate)

UN member since: 1945

Other political affiliation: Commonwealth

Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy


Australia GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Cattle, wool, meat

BSP: $ 711,891,000,000

GDP: $ 634.972 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 683.6 billion

Economic growth: 2.7%

GDP share of agriculture: 4%

GDP share of industry: 27.5%

GDP share of services: 68.5%

Inflation rate: 2.6%

Unemployment: 5%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 15.6%

Export: $ 127,227,000,000

Import: $ 141.8 billion

Foreign debt: $ 364 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 49.710 billion

Electricity consumption: 249,300 million KWh

Gas reserves: 2,549,000 million m³

Gas production: 38,400 million m³

Gas consumption: 26,370 million m³

Oil reserves: 3,664 million m³

Oil production: 512,000 million m³

Oil consumption: 912,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 6.08%

Bovine: 33,120,000 pieces

Pigs: 3,340,000 pieces

Sheep: 112,190,000 pieces

Fishing: 249,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 20.264.100

Residents in cities: 17,433,000

Average age: 36.9 years

0-14 years: 19.6%

15-64 years: 67.3%

> 65 years: 13.1%

Population growth: 0.85%

Birth rate: 12.26 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 7.51 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 3.85 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.99

Fertility: 1.76 children / woman

Infant mortality: 4.63 ‰

Life expectancy men: 77.64 years

Life expectancy women: 83.52 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: AU

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: OUT

ISO 3166 numeric: 36

Top Level Domain: ouch

IOC country code: OUT


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 11,212,000

Cell Phones: 15,510,000

Radios: 39,500,000

TV: 16,020,000

Computer: 13,710,000

Internet users: 11,970,000


Railway lines: 51,017 km

Paved roads: 344,777 km

of which expressways: 18,619 km

Cars: 10,670,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 53

Pipelines: 35,489


Number of doctors: 51,040

Daily food intake: 3.160 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 15,700


Illiteracy: 1 %


Foundation: 1901

Last sovereign since: 1901


Main religious group: Christians


Prison inmates: 24,100


Armed forces (troop strength): 56,000

Main battle tank: 100

Battleships: 11

Submarines: 6th

Warplanes: 160

Helicopter: 200

Defense Spending: $ 19,190,000,000


Arriving by plane

The national airline of Australia is called Qantas (QF) (Internet: Qantas does not offer direct connections from Germany to Australia, but has an extensive codeshare program with British Airways (BA) or Emirates (EK), which fly daily to Australia from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna or Zurich. British Airways (BA) (Internet mostly flies from London via Dubai to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth.

Lufthansa (LH) flies codeshare with Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) and its partners Swiss (LX) and Austrian (OS) from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich via Hong Kong to Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns.

Emirates (EK) (Internet: flies daily non-stop from Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna or Zurich to Dubai and from there to the Australian metropolises. Most of these connections can also be booked directly through Qantas.

All Nippon Airways (NH) (Internet: and Japan Airlines (JL) (Internet: also fly from Frankfurt with a stopover via Tokyo, Korean Air (KE) (Internet: via Seoul, China Airlines (CI) (Internet: via Taipei to Sydney.

Malaysia Airlines (MH) (Internet: also flies from Frankfurt via Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Airlines (SQ) (Internet: via Singapore to Sydney. In addition to Sydney, Malaysia Airlines (MH) also serves the Australian cities of Darwin, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Austrian (OS) (Internet: and Thai Airways (TG) (Internet: fly

from Vienna with a stopover via Bangkok and Singapore Airlinesvia Singapore to Sydney.

From Zurich, Emirates operate with a stopover via Dubai, Singapore Airlines via Singapore, Swiss and Thai Airways via Bangkok to Sydney.

United Airlines (UA) (Internet: flies from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to Melbourne and Sydney.

Flight times

Frankfurt – Sydney: 21 hours 15 minutes (one stopover). Vienna – Sydney: 20 hours (one stopover). Zurich – Sydney: 21 hours 15 minutes (one stopover).

Air passes

Many of the airlines that offer flights to Australia also have Airpasses in their program, which can be used to reach many destinations within Australia and the South Pacific region at low cost. Airpasses must be purchased prior to arrival in Australia and are mostly limited to flights with the same airline or an associated Australian partner company.

Airpasses for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific include the Boomerang Pass and the Walkabout Pass of the national airline Qantas, which can only be purchased in connection with a long-haul flight from the same airline.

Malaysia Airlines offers the Visit Australia Pass , with which long-haul flights from Frankfurt via Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane can be combined with a large number of intra-Australian codeshare routes.

Arrival by ship

Many international cruise lines dock in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth (Fremantle Harbor), Adelaide and Brisbane.

Most cruise ships head for the coasts of Australia during the summer months there, i.e. in the European winter. The international cruise lines that serve Australia include P&O (Internet:, Cunard (Internet: and Princess Cruises (Internet: