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Australia

Flag & Coat of Arms

capital

Canberra

population

22 956 021

area

7 692 024 km²

languages

English

currency

Australian dollar

GDP

$915.098 billion

Int'l organizations

IMF, WTO, OECD, G20

Australia hosts many world class events, ranging from international food and wine festivals and art exhibitions to action-packed cycling and running marathons. Australia is especially known for its fine fresh gourmet produce and wines of world-acclaim. Almost every city hosts a major food and wine festival every year. All throughout Australia’s regions you’ll find mouth-watering festivals to indulge in, accompanied by fun and entertainment. One of the biggest is the Melbourne Food & Wine.

Additionally, there is a number of international trade shows and events each year, especially from the Tourism & Travel Industry, held in Australia to promote Australia as a premier travel destination. The majority of these trade shows and events are held within key international markets bringing together the major industry players from around the world.

Popular Australian destinations include the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as other high profile destinations including regional Queensland, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef. Uluru, Australian outback and the Tasmanian wilderness are other popular locations. The unique Australian wildlife is another significant point of interest in the country's tourism. There are seaside resort towns in every state (many located on or near good surfing beaches), mountain retreats, plentiful national parks, rivers, fishing locations and wine growing regions that attract thousands of visitors every year.

Notwithstanding its size, Australia is very easy to get around. Flying is the best way to cover large distances in a short time. You’ll spend less time travelling and more time on the ground admiring Australia’s landscapes and lifestyle. Australia’s domestic airlines – Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Rex and their subsidiaries - serve all state capital cities and regional centres. Also, Australia has a vast network of well-maintained roads and some of the most beautiful touring routes in the world. Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road, with the steering wheel on the right-hand side of the car. Coach and bus travel in Australia is comfortable, easy and economical. Australia’s national coach operator, Greyhound, offer passes to fit every budget. What’s more, train travel is a convenient, affordable and scenic way to explore Australia. Travelling options range from budget to luxury, and a range of rail passes can reduce your costs if you plan to see large sections of the country.

Visitors to the country will be spoilt for choice with Australian accommodation. The choice varies from boutique hotels, luxury resorts and self-serviced apartments, backpacker hostels and camping. Whichever budget range you choose, you can expect friendly service and the best standards.

Australia is loaded with fascinating venues, in which one can simply spend several hours enjoying the nightlife that is to be found in major cities. Furthermore there are a lot of bars, cafes and clubs around Australia. Just about any kind of bar or club you are searching for, you will locate it in Australia.

Australian society is made up of people from a rich variety of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds, and this is a defining feature of modern Australian society. The most commonly spoken language in Australia is English, although foreign languages are also common.

 

Trade shows in Australia:

 

Avalon

DesignBUILD

IQNITE

Reed Gifts Fair

SIMTECT

The Good Food & Wine Show

Additional Info

  • flag file: au.png
  • coat of arms file: au.png
  • capital: Canberra
  • population: 22 956 021
  • area: 7 692 024 km²
  • languages: English
  • currency: Australian dollar
  • GDP: $915.098 billion
  • Int'l organizations: IMF, WTO, OECD, G20

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