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Australian facts and figures

Australia in brief

Provides an authoritative overview of Australia's history, the land, its people and their way of life. It also looks at Australia's economic, scientific and cultural achievements and its foreign, trade and defence policies.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Facts about Australia

Learn about Australia's history, culture, great food and wine, art and spectacular natural landscapes and get an insight into what makes Australia the vibrant, modern and multicultural nation it is today.

Tourism Australia

Geographic information

Provides information about Australia's landforms, dimensions and land tenure, plus links to topographic mapping. Find our highest mountains, longest rivers and significant rock features and waterfalls.

Geoscience Australia

Australian currency

A brief introduction to Australian currency and its history, with links to further information.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Classified Phone Directory (Yellow Pages)

You can search the through a variety of print, online, mobile and voice services for the products, suppliers you need.


Exchange rates

Current exchange rates as listed by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia

FAQs – answers by librarians to questions already asked

Provides a series of answers to frequently asked reference questions. Search FAQs by keyword or browse by topic.

National Library of Australia


Provides information about time zones and daylight saving time across Australia.

Weather in Australia

Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of the continent.

Tourism Australia

White Pages – Phone directory allows you to search for a business, locate government departments or simply get in touch with a friend anywhere in Australia.


Year Book Australia 2012

Provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of various aspects of the economy and social conditions in Australia. Also contains Information on Australia's government, international relations, geography and climate.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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