Did you know Australia is the oldest, driest and flattest inhabited continent in the world? Australia is a diverse nation with many different cultures and a variety of wildlife - it is also one of the most popular destinations for migrants, with just over a quarter of the country's population being made up of people from overseas. Here are a few facts about the Land Down Under to get you started!
Australia’s coastline stretches almost 50,000 kilometres and is linked by over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world. 95% of our population lives on the coastal fringe and more than 85% of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast, making it an integral part of our laid-back lifestyle.
This place is huge!
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It’s about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 per cent larger than Europe but has the lowest population density in the world – only two people per square kilometre.
We love the outdoors!
From the red sands of Uluru to the clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the flora- and fauna-rich rainforests, Australia is blessed with good weather and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world – so it comes as no surprise that Australians love to be outdoors.
It is one of the highest-rated nations in the world for living and working opportunities
according to OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). We are also among the top-ranked countries in the world for investing government funding into health care and health services, making Australia's healthcare system one of the best in the world.
It’s a country for all seasons
Summer: December, January, February
Autumn: March, April, May
Winter: June, July, August
Spring: September, October, November
It’s also important to remember that Australia's seasons are at opposite times to those in the Northern Hemisphere. So if you’re chasing an endless summer, just head Down Under as things start to cool off in the Northern Hemisphere.