Did you know that….


  • There are more kangaroos than humans in this country?
  • The Aborigines initially used the boomerang to go hunting
  • Australia┬áhas the ten deadliest animals on earth.
  • More than 80 per cent of Australians live within 100 kilometres of the coast.
  • In Australia, over 200 different languages and dialects are spoken, including 45 Indigenous languages.
  • It has 16 world heritage listed sites including historic townships, cities and landscapes.
  • It has the highest rate of gambling in the world, with over 80 percent of Australian adults engaging in gambling.
  • Canberra was selected as the capital because Sydney and Melbourne could not stop arguing which city should be the capital of Australia.
  • Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for the next 27 years.
  • Australia has ten times more camels than koalas. Did you know, due to chlamydia Koalas are endangered? (!).
  • Burger King is called Hungry Jacks
  • Australia’s Highway 1 is the world’s longest national highway. With about 14,500 km, (9,000 mi), it circumnavigates the entire country.
  • Australia is an island surrounded by more than 8,000 smaller islands.
  • The last time somebody died from a spider bite in Australia was in 1981.
  • You are required to show up to vote in Australia. If you don’t, you’ll face a fine.


Interesting facts about Australia