Australia is by far the largest country in Oceania and one of the largest countries in the world. The capital of Australia is Canberra, the most populous city is Sydney. With an area of 7,692,024 square kilometres and only 25.5 million inhabitants, Australia is one of the least densely populated areas in the world. Australia is popular among tourists and backpackers. The country has a lot to offer, good examples are Great Barrier Reef, Great Ocean Road, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney and Tasmania. The cities of Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide are worth a visit as well. Due to the large distances between destinations in the country, it’s most of the times more convenient to fly. The biggest airlines in Australia are Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar Airways and Regional Express Airlines.

Practical information about Australia:

Time zone: Australian Western Standard Time +8 to Australian Eastern Standard Time +10
Currency: AUD
National Day: 26 January
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What are the busiest airports in Australia?

Airport IATA Passengers
Sydney Airport SYD 44,428,845
Melbourne Airport MEL 37,134,291
Brisbane Airport BNE 24,006,025
Perth Airport PER 12,513,516
Adelaide Airport ADL 8,516,171
Gold Coast Airport OOL 6,486,006
Cairns Airport CNS 4,778,181
Canberra Airport CBR 3,238,112
Hobart Airport HBA 2,781,739
Darwin Airport DRW 1,950,683 offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.