National Symbols of Australia

Australia is a country in Australia/Oceania. It shares borders with the following countries: Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Solomon Islands, New Zealand, . The capital of Australia is Canberra.

The official language is English and the Australian dollar is the currency of the Australia. The domain is .au and the country code is +61.

National day is celebrated on 26 Jan 1788. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Australia is no exception.

In Australia, Cricket is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Australian people. Lemon, lime and bitters is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Australia. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Adam Lindsay Gordon represent a national Australian symbol.

The country was founded by Sir Henry Parkes. and Scott Morrison is the Prime Minister.

In Australia the power plugs and sockets are of type I. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Australian national anthem was written by Peter Dodds McCormick and composed by Peter Dodds McCormick.

Country information

Official name(s) Commonwealth of Australia
Alternative name(s) Commonwealth of Australia (official, English)
Regional location Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean
Country name etymology "Southern Land" in New Latin.
Climate Generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north
Terrain Mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast
Population 25,499,884
National Day 26 Jan 1788
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism
Country code +61
Literacy rate 99%
Currency Australian dollar
Capital city Canberra
Domain(TLD) .au
Ethnicity Aboriginal Australians
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Australian
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 7,692,024 km2 (2,969,907 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+8; +9.5; +10
Average elevation 330 m (1,083 ft)
Coastline 25,760 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Australia

Flag map of Australia

Motto of Australia

No official motto. Formerly "Advance Australia"

National animal of Australia

The National animal of Australia is Kangaroo

National Animal of Australia - Kangaroo

National flower of Australia

The National flower of Australia is Golden wattle. Botanical name is Acacia Pycnantha.

National flower of Australia - Golden wattle

National bird of Australia

The National bird of Australia is Emu

National bird of Australia - Emu

Rest of the National symbols of Australia 👇

State symbols of Australia

Neighbouring countries of Australia

Australian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

The clash of ideas brings forth the spark of truth.

Blood is thicker than water.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

Australia – land of tomorrow.

Once bitten, twice shy.

Half a loaf is better than none.

In the planting season visitors come singly, and in harvest time they come in crowds.

Dog must not steal from dog.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

If you catch a man, throw him back!

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Country location

National Flag of Australia 🇦🇺