Question:

What are the States of Australia?

Australian State and Territory Political Divisions

The Commonwealth of Australia comprises six states and two territories. The states and their capitals are New South Wales (Sydney), Victoria (Melbourne), Queensland (Brisbane), South Australia (Adelaide), Western Australia (Perth), and Tasmania (Hobart). The territories and their chief cities are the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) and the Northern Territory ( Darwin).

States and external dependants

The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of six states—New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia—and two territories—the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The external dependencies of Australia are the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, the Territory of Cocos Islands (also called the Keeling Islands), the Coral Sea Islands Territory, the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, and Norfolk Island.

Tasmania Physical

AREA: 64,519 sq km., POPULATION: 479,000
CAPITAL: Hobart (300,000)
The island state of Tasmania is located some 200 kilometres south of the mainland of Australia and is Australia's smallest state (65,000 sq. km.), measuring only some 200 kilometres from north to south and east to west at its broadest points. Rich in Australia's young history, it was the second settlement in Australia after Sydney and the first settlers arrived in 1803 to what is now Hobart. It was primarily established as a penal settlement to house prisoners from the United Kingdom and much of this early penal history can be seen around the state. It takes its name from Abel Tasman who first charted the island in 1642 and originally named it Van Diemens Land. Like those who visit it today he was struck by its intense and varied beauty. As Australia's most southern land mass, it is snow capped throughout much of the year, and the mountainous terrain and many lakes provide a tranquil and beautiful island which is a popular destination for holiday makers from all over the world. For travellers, the island can be divided mainly into 4 sections. The north west, where the ferry from Melbourne disembarks at Devonport, the North East, with beautiful beaches and snow capped mountain peaks, the South West, renowned for the system of rivers and the beautiful rain forests which comprise a magnificent World Heritage Area, and the South East, which houses the ruins of the penal settlement of Port Arthur, and has a rugged and beautiful coastline interspersed with many fine beaches. The principal cities are the capital, Hobart, in the south, and Launceston, in the north.
The main attractions for tourists include the Great Lakes and Cradle Mountain parks in the centre of the state, the Port Arthur penal settlement ruins on the Tasman Peninsula, and the Gordon Franklin Wild Rivers World Heritage Area in the south-west.
There are limestone caves at Hastings, and a magnificent view across Hobart from Mount Wellington, a short drive or walk from the city centre.

Australian Frequently Asked Questions

What are the physical aspects of Australia?

Who are some famous Australians?

What can I see in Tasmania?

What are the towns of Australia?

What are the Cities/towns of Victoria?

What are the Cities/towns of WA?

What can I see in ACT?

What is Australia

What are some Australian Phrases?

What can I see in South Australia?

What are the towns of South Australia?

What are some towns in Tasmania?

What are some places of interest in NSW?

What is the Emergency Number in Australia?

What Islands lay off the coast of Queensland?

What can I do in Victoria?

what is slang?

How do I get to Tasmania?

Where is Ballarat?

What can I see in South Australia?

What are some places to visit in Western Australia?

What can I see in the Northern Territory?

Where can I go in Victoria?

What are some places to visit in Western Australia?

Who is Judith Wright

What are some places to visit in NSW?

What are the cities/towns of NSW?

What are the cities/towns of Queensland?

What is Aust. Literature 20th century?

what is slang?

Where is Tasmania?

How do Australians celebrate Christmas

What are the Aboriginal languages of Australia?

What plants are native to Australia?

What are the towns of South Australia?

What are the towns/cities of NSW?

What can I do in Tasmania?

What are the towns/cities of Tasmania?

What are Australia´s Land and Resources?

What can I do in Western Australia?

Where is Fraser Island?

How do I find information in Australia?

What are some Australian Icons?

What is vegemite?

What can I see in Queensland?

What are some towns in South Australia

What are some towns in South Australia

What is the ecconomic climate in Australia?

What are some places to visit in Western Australia?

What are the towns of South Australia?

What is surfing?

How have Australian Aborigines been treated?

What is an Australian cattle dog?

What are the towns of Queensland?

What is australia´s history?

How is Australia keeping the games green?

What animals are native to Australia?

What can I do in Sydney?

Who is Henry Lawson ?

What are the towns/cities of WA?

What are the cities/towns of Queensland?

Who is Morris West?

What can I see in Queensland?

Who is John Curtin?

What are the towns of the Northern Territory?

Who was Dame Enid Lyons ?

What is the history of Early European Exploration?

What are the towns of Queensland?

What are some towns in South Australia

What is Australia like today?

How can I tour Canberra?

What is aussie slang?

Who was Shirley Smith (´Mum Shirl´) ?

What are the towns/cities of ACT?

How do I get around Canberra?

What is the Geography of the ACT?

Where is Linderman Island?

What can I see in Queensland?

What is the history of Australia?

What are the towns of Queensland?

What is an Australian Terrier?

What can I do in Queensland?

What is the Government of Australia?

What are the towns of NSW?

What is Canberra like After Dark?

What art festivals were on during the games?

What are the towns of WA?

Who is Bob Hawke?

what is a digger?

What are the d´s in Aussie Slang?

What is the history of the ACT?

Who is Anne Geddes?

What is Tourism in Australia?

Where can I eat out in Australia?

What can I see in Queensland?

What can I see in Queensland?

what is slang?

What are the water safety procedures in Australia?

What are the States of Australia?

What are some animals in Australia?

What is the Townsville region ?

How do I get to Canberra?

What security precautions should I take in Australia?

What fauna is found in Australia?

What is the history of Australia?

What is Culture in Australia?

What is the usual Australian Christmas fare?

What animals can be found in Australia?

What can I see in Coffs Harbour?

Where can I find Anne Geddes?

Where can I find a good collection of Australian photographs?

What is the history of ceramics in Australia?

What can I see in Queensland?

What can I see on the Great Barrier Reef?

what snakes live in Australia?

Who was Captain Cook?

What is the Aussie Way of Life?

What animals can be found in Australia?

What animals can found in Australia?

Who was Sir Douglas Nicholls ?

What is the Australian government?

Where is BEGA?

Do you have ATM’S?

Where is EDEN?

How do I contact Ambulance, Fire, Police in an emergency?

What are the physical aspects of Victoria?

What animals can found in Australia?

What is Cricket?

Where do I eat out in Australia?

What is the history of Australia?

Where is Cairns?

Where is Sydney?

What are Australia´s Population Characteristics?

What are the rivers of Australia

What is Aussie slang?

How do I claim my GST refund

Who is Prince Charles?

What is Australia Day?

What Religious celebrations take place in Australia at Christmas?

Do they have many holidays in Australia?

Can I celebrate Christmas Mass in Australia?

Where is Coffs Harbour

What is an Akubra?

What is the history of Australia?

What can I see in WA?

Who is Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth?

What can I see in Queensland?

What are the Towns/cities of Queensland?

What are some Outback Travelling Tips?

What is the history of literature in Australia?

What is a Crocodile?

Who is Dick Smith ?

Where is Brisbane?

What is the history of literature in Australia?

What will I find on the East Coast Tasmania?

What is Government in Australia?

What is the history of Political Institutions in Australia?

What is the Melbourne Cup?

What is the history of Australia?

What animals can be found in Australia?

What are the busses like in the ACT?

What is an Echidna?

Is the Australian Echidna marsupial or mammal?

What is the history of The Founding of Sydney ?

Where is Heron Island?

What wildlife can be found in our oceans?

How do I get an Australian Visa?

Can I get traditional Christmas food in Australia?

Where is Townsville?

What is education in Australia?

What are Australian dollar coins made of?

How much cash can I bring into Australia?

Who was Sir Garfield Barwick ?

What is the #3 Beach resort in Australia?

Where is the Sheraton Mirage Resort, Port Douglas?

Where are the The Victorian Goldfields?

What are the Natural Resources of Australia?

What can I see in Queensland?

What can I see in Queensland?

What is Surfing life in Australia?

What Was Australia´s view of the Interwar Years?

Who is Thomas Alexander Browne?

Where is Arnham Land?

What can I see in WA?

What is golf in Australia

Where is Kakadu National Park?

What can I see in Queensland?

What can I see in Queensland?

Where is Noosa Heads?

Who is William Charles Wentworth?

What are some places to visit in Perth?

What is slang?

What is the history on Australia´s New Settlements ?

What is Australian Rules football?

Who is Christina Stead?

Where is Bendigo?

What is the Government of Australia?

What do I do if attacked by a Crocodile?

What events take place in the ACT?

What is the #1 beach resort in Australia?

What is the history of north east of Victoria?

How do I get around Canberra?

How do I drive in Australia?

Who was Sir Henry Parkes ?

What is the history of Australia?

What is the history of Australia?

What are Australia´s States and external dependants?

How many states are there in Australia?

How do Australians celebrate Valentines Day?

What can I do in Ballarat?

Who is Phar Lap?

Who was Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson ?

Where do I get tourist information in Australia?

What is Australia´s Defense force?

What towns/cities are in South Australia

What towns are in NSW?

What animals are native to Australia?

Who was Truganini ?

What is the history of Australia?

How do I stay safe on Australias Beaches?

What safety precautions should I take at the beach?

Who is Henry Handel Richardson?

What is Forestry and Fishing in Australia?

Where can I find information on the Western Australian State Governmen

Where is the Australian War Memorial?

Who was Louisa Lawson ?

What is Aussie slang?

What memorials should I see in Canberra?

What towns/cities are in the ACT?

What is the Olympic Games Motto?

Who was Gladys Moncrieff ?

What can I do in the ACT?

What animals can be found in Australia?

Where is Sydney?

What is Currency and Banking in Australia?

What was the Goldrush?

What is a bogong moth?

Who is Able Tasman?

What was Australia´s Expanding Colonization From the 1820s to the 18

What is the climate in Australia?

What can I see in Queensland?

What is the Olympic Arts Festival ?

What is the history of Australia?

What is an Australian kelpie?

Where is Bowen?

Where is Lanyon Homestead?

Where is the National Gallery ?

Are there old historic dwellings in Canberra, ACT, Australia

Can I see many art galleries in Canberra?

Where is Melbourne?





Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Australian Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Christina Chan