In land area, Australia is the sixth largest nation after Russia, Canada, China, the United States of America and Brazil. It has, however, a relatively small population.

Australia is the only nation to govern an entire continent and its outlying islands. The mainland is the largest island and the smallest, flattest continent on Earth. It lies between 10° and 39° South latitude.

The Australian federation consists of six States and two Territories. The largest State, Western Australia, is about the same size as Western Europe.

Capital Cities

There are eight capital cities in Australia, all of which function at a sub-national level. Canberra is the national capital. Other states are Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney.

  • Area

    7,692,024 km2

  • Languages

    English is the only language spoken in the home for close to 72.7% of the population. The next most common languages spoken at home are Mandarin (2.5%), Arabic (1.4%), Cantonese (1.2%), Vietnamese (1.2%) and Italian (1.2%).[241] A considerable proportion of first- and second-generation migrants are bilingual.

  • Economy


  • Religion

    Australia has no state religion; Section 116 of the Australian Constitution prohibits the federal government from making any law to establish any religion, impose any religious observance, or prohibit the free exercise of any religion.[247] In the 2016 census, 52.1% of Australians were counted as Christian, including 22.6% as Roman Catholic and 13.3% as Anglican; 30.1% of the population reported having "no religion"; 7.3% identify with non-Christian religions, the largest of these being Islam (2.6%), followed by Buddhism (2.5%), Hinduism (1.9%) and Judaism (0.4%).

  • Currency

    Australian Dollar (AUD)

Why Study in Australia?
When most people think of Australia, they see wide open spaces of outback bush, kangaroos, koalas and clean air and water. However, Australia has so much more to offer than just that! Many international students are choosing to study in Australia because of its friendly, laid-back nature, excellent education system, and high standard of living.
1. Growing Destination:
Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students choose to study there because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education.
2. Global Recognition:
Schools and employers all over the world recognize degrees from Australian schools. Graduates from Australian schools are highly sought after due to the impressive international reputation of the Australian education system. This system is carefully regulated by the Australian government in order to maintain the high standards of education associated with the country.
3. Cost of Living:
Australia’s standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than they are in the United States and United Kingdom. International students are able to work part time while they study, allowing them to offset their living costs. There is also the possibility of scholarships, which can help to lower the cost of studying in Australia for international students.
4. Diversity of Education:
Institutions in Australia offer a wide variety of courses and degrees, so international students can easily find the school and field that are right for them. The first decision international students have to make when choosing a degree program is which type of school is most catered to their needs and interests. Students can choose between universities, vocational education, and English language training. If necessary, it is easy for students to move between one qualification levels and from one institution to another.
4. Technology:
One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources.
5. Work:
Students visiting the country are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while they are studying in Australia. This is a great opportunity for students who want to earn money to help with living expenses during their stay, and for students who want to gain work experience in their field of interest while they study.
When most people think of Australia, they see wide open spaces of outback bush, kangaroos, koalas and clean air and water. However, Australia has so much more to offer than just that! Many international students are choosing to study in Australia because of its friendly, laid-back nature, excellent education system, and high standard of living.
6. Education:

Australia has 37 government-funded universities and two private universities, as well as a number of other specialist institutions that provide approved courses at the higher education level. School attendance, or registration for home schooling,[265] is compulsory throughout Australia. in general children are required to attend school from the age of about 5 until about 16
Benefits :
• Public transportation is cheap. Australian’s often have to travel long distances (or what we might consider long distances) on a regular basis, so public transportation is cheap to reflect that.
• Its main language is English. If you don’t fancy learning a new language, this can save you a lot of trouble in the long run! Alternatively, if you DO want to learn a new language (and that language is English), Australian universities often offer language learning courses for international students!
• It offers a cheap cost of learning. Australia’s cost of learning is significantly cheaper than the cost of learning in other Western countries, such as the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. In fact, the average undergraduate degree will put you back just A$15,000 = A$33,000!
• Its universities have expert educators. Most of the teaching staff at Australian universities are experts in their academic subjects. This is because Australia places a value on high-quality education
• World-wide recognition of qualifications :The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) ensures that there is a uniform and recognised progression for study. The framework includes secondary school and higher education, as well as Vocational Training Education and Training (VET) courses.The AQF also makes it easy for other countries to understand what level of education each Australian qualification represents and thus Australian qualifications are recognised the world over.
• Superb research opportunities Australia invests heavily in research and thus the country has produced outstanding research in various fields. Well-known discoveries that have come out of Australia include penicillin, WiFi, the ultrasound machine and the flight data recorder or black box.
• High quality of life :Australia scores high on all quality of life indexes. For instance, the 2016 Australian Unity Wellbeing Index revealed that Australians are now happier than they have ever been since the the first AUWI in the year 2000. Further to this, 93% of Australian’s feel they know someone they could rely on in time of need. In short? You’re guaranteed a sense of community.
• You’re allowed to work while you study :Most Australian visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session, with unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break. However, before you undertake any paid work, first ensure that your visa does allow you to work. If so, you are bound to find part-time work easily.
• Natural beauty and perfect weather: This list of benefits of studying in Australia won’t be complete without mentioning the country’s many natural wonders and sunny days.You can visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Kakadu National Park, the Tasmanian Wilderness and Fraser Island.The sunny weather allows for many days spent outside, being active. Of course winter does happen, but it’s not nearly as severe as in other parts of the world.