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The states and territories of Australia make up the Commonwealth of Australia under a federal system of government. For theological federalism, see Covenant Theology. ...

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Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... NSW redirects here. ... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... VIC redirects here. ... Slogan or Nickname: Island of Inspiration; The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product... This article is about the water body. ... The Timor Sea (Indonesian: Laut Timor; Portugeuse: Mar Timor) is an arm of the Indian Ocean situated between the island of Timor, now split between the states of Indonesia and East Timor, and the Northern Territory of Australia. ... The Gulf of Carpentaria from a 1859 Dutch map The Gulf of Carpentaria The Gulf of Carpentaria is a large, shallow sea enclosed on three sides by northern Australia and bounded on the north by the Arafura Sea (the body of water that lies between Australia and Indonesia). ... The Arafura Sea is the body of water that lies between Australia and New Guinea. ... The Great Australian Bight is a large bight, or open bay, encompassing an area of the Southern Ocean located off the central and western portions of the southern coastline of mainland Australia. ... fuck you Map of the Tasman Sea Satellite photo of the Tasman Sea The Tasman Sea is the large body of water between Australia and New Zealand, some 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) across. ... Map of Australia with Bass Strait marked in light blue Bass Strait (IPA: ) is a sea strait separating Tasmania from the south of the Australian mainland (Victoria in particular). ... Map of the Coral Sea Islands A political map of the South Pacific. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. ... The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or South Polar Ocean, is the oceanic division completely in Earths southern hemisphere encircling Antarctica, comprising the southernmost waters of the World Ocean south of 60° S latitude. ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Port Darwin redirects here. ... The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef system,[1][2] composed of roughly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi). ...

States and territories of Australia

States


State Abbreviation Capital
 New South Wales NSW Sydney
 Queensland QLD Brisbane
 South Australia SA Adelaide
 Tasmania TAS Hobart
 Victoria VIC Melbourne
 Western Australia WA Perth
See also: Bank State Branch#List of State codes

Image File history File links Flag_of_New_South_Wales. ... NSW redirects here. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Queensland. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Australia. ... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tasmania. ... Slogan or Nickname: Island of Inspiration; The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Victoria_(Australia). ... VIC redirects here. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Western_Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... A Bank-State-Branch identifying code (often abbreviated as BSB) is a six digit numerical code used within Australia that identifies an individual branch of a financial institution. ...

Territories


Mainland

Territory Abbreviation Capital
 Australian Capital Territory ACT Canberra
 Jervis Bay Territory JBT
 Northern Territory NT Darwin

From 1926 to 1931, Central Australia existed as a separate territory between the 20th and 26th parallels of latitude, before being reincorporated into the Northern Territory. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Australian_Capital_Territory. ... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Jervis Bay Territory is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Northern_Territory. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... Port Darwin redirects here. ... Central Australia is a term used to describe the area of land surrounding and including Alice Springs in Australia. ...


External

Australian external territories
Australian external territories

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 644 × 376 pixelsFull resolution (644 × 376 pixel, file size: 14 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is a map of Australias external territories. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 644 × 376 pixelsFull resolution (644 × 376 pixel, file size: 14 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is a map of Australias external territories. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) is the part of Antarctica claimed by Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norfolk_Island. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Christmas_Island. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Cocos_(Keeling)_Islands. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Former

// North Australia was a short-lived territory of Australia. ... Central Australia is a term used to describe the area of land surrounding and including Alice Springs in Australia. ... The Territory of Papua was an Australian possession comprising the southeastern quarter of the island of New Guinea, existing from roughly 1902 to 1949. ... Territory of New Guinea was the name given to the Australia-controlled, League of Nations-mandated territory in the north eastern part of the island of New Guinea, and surrounding islands, between 1920 and 1949. ... Flag Capital Canberra Language(s) English (official), Austronesian languages, Papuan languages, English creoles Organizational structure Colony King List of British monarchs Prime Minister List of Prime Ministers of Australia Legislature House of Assembly Historical era Cold War  - Union established November 6, 1949  - Self-governing December 1, 1973  - Independence September 16...

Background and overview

The states originated as separate British colonies prior to Federation (in 1901). Their powers are protected by the Australian constitution, and Commonwealth legislation only applies to the states where permitted by the constitution. The territories, by contrast, are from a constitutional perspective directly subject to the Commonwealth government. The Australian Parliament has powers to legislate in the territories that it does not possess in the states. Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ...


Most of the territories are directly administered by the Commonwealth government, while three (the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory and Norfolk Island) administer themselves. In the self-governing territories the Australian Parliament retains the full power to legislate, and can override laws made by the territorial institutions, which it has done on rare occasions. For the purposes of Australian (and joint Australia-New Zealand) intergovernmental bodies, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are treated as states.


Furthermore, the distribution of powers between the Commonwealth and the territories is different from that between the Commonwealth and the states. In the Northern Territory, the Commonwealth retains the power to directly administer uranium mining and Aboriginal lands - powers which it does not possess with respect to the states. Languages Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religions Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group names Indigenous...


Each state has a Governor, appointed by the Queen, which by convention she does on the advice of the state Premier. The Administrators of the Northern Territory and of Norfolk Island are, by contrast, appointed by the Governor-General. The Australian Capital Territory has neither a Governor nor Administrator, but the Governor-General exercises some powers that in other jurisdictions are exercised by the Governor of a state or Administrator of a territory, such as the power to dissolve the Legislative Assembly. Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. ...


Each state has a bicameral Parliament except Queensland, which abolished its upper house in 1922. The lower house is called the Legislative Assembly, except in South Australia and Tasmania, where it is called the House of Assembly. Tasmania is the only state to use proportional representation for elections to its lower house; all others elect members from single member constituencies, using the alternative vote. The upper house is called the Legislative Council, and is generally elected from multi-member constituencies using proportional representation. The three self-governing territories, the ACT, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island, have unicameral Legislative Assemblies. In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... When the single transferable vote voting system is applied to a single-winner election it is sometimes called instant-runoff voting (IRV), as it is much like holding a series of runoff elections in which the lowest polling candidate is eliminated in each round until someone receives majority vote. ... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ...


The head of government of each state is called the Premier, appointed by the state's Governor. In normal circumstances the Governor will appoint as Premier whoever leads the party or coalition which exercises control of the lower house (in the case of Queensland, the only house) of the state Parliament. However, in times of constitutional crisis, the Governor can appoint someone else as Premier. The head of government of the self-governing internal territories is called the Chief Minister. The Northern Territory's Chief Minister, in normal circumstances whoever controls the Legislative Assembly, is appointed by the Administrator.


Comparative terminology

Entity Head of State Head of Government Upper House of Parliament Lower House of Parliament Member of Parliament*
Australia Governor-General Prime Minister Senate House of Representatives Senator MP
New South Wales Governor Premier Legislative Council Legislative Assembly MLC MLA
Victoria
Queensland Abolished (1922) None MP
South Australia Legislative Council House of Assembly MLC MHA
Tasmania
Western Australia Legislative Assembly MLA
Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Chief Minister None None
Northern Territory Administrator
Norfolk Island
Christmas Island Mayor/Shire President Shire Council Councillor
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
*Note: The abbreviation MP is an acceptable, and indeed more common term for members of each lower house.

The Parliament of New South Wales consists of the Governor of New South Wales, the New South Wales Legislative Council and the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. ... The Parliament of Victoria is a bicameral, or two-house, legislature. ... The Queensland Parliament is located in george Street, Brisbane. ... The Parliament of South Australia consists of the South Australian Legislative Council and the South Australian House of Assembly. ... Slogan or Nickname: Island of Inspiration; The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product... The Parliament of Western Australia consists of the Western Australian Legislative Council, the Western Australian Legislative Assembly and the Governor of Western Australia. ... The ACT Legislative Assembly building, as seen from the front The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or, more formally and fully, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory. ... The Legislative Assembly is the only chamber of parliament in the Northern Territory in Australia. ...

State governors and territorial administrators

Post Appointee Appointed
Governor of New South Wales Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO March 2001
Governor of Victoria His Excellency Professor David de Kretser AC April 2006
Governor of South Australia His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin John Scarce AO, CSC August 2007
Governor of Queensland Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC July 2003
Governor of Tasmania His Excellency the Hon William Cox AC RFD ED December 2009
Governor of Western Australia His Excellency Dr Ken Michael AC October 2005
Administrator of the Northern Territory Mr Ted Egan AO October 2003
Administrator of Norfolk Island The Hon Grant Tambling November 2003
Administrator of Christmas Island The Hon Neil Lucas PSM January 2006
Administrator of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... List of Governors of New South Wales See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... Her Excellency Professor Marie Roslyn Bashir, AC, CVO (born 1930) is the current Governor of New South Wales and Chancellor of the University of Sydney. ... List of Governors of Victoria See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... Professor David Morritz de Kretser AC (born April 27, 1939) is an Australian medical researcher, and the Governor of Victoria. ... See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin John Scarce, AO, CSC (born 4 May 1952) is a retired officer of the Royal Australian Navy and Governor of South Australia. ... List of Governors of Queensland See Governors of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Governor. ... Quentin Bryce, AC, is a lawyer, by training and currently the Governor of Queensland, Australia. ... List of Governors of Tasmania Note that Tasmania was called Van Diemens Land until 1855 (see History of Tasmania). ... Governor of Tasmania William John Ellis Cox, AC, RFD, ED (born April 1, 1936 in Hobart, Tasmania) has been Governor of Tasmania since 15 December 2004, prior to which he was the states Chief Justice. ... Flag of the Governor of Western Australia The Governor of Western Australia is the representative in Western Australia of Australias head of state, Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor performs important constitutional, ceremonial and community functions, including: presiding over the Executive Council; proroguing and dissolving the Legislative Assembly and the... Dr Ken Michael AM is Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. ... The political office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia has been held by the following people. ... Edward Ted Joseph Egan AO (born 6 July 1932) is an Australian folk musician, and was a public servant who became Administrator of the Northern Territory on October 31, 2003. ... List of Administrative Heads of Norfolk Island, (Australia) Categories: | ... Grant Tambling (born 1943) is an Australian politician. ... Neil Lucas PSM is the Administrator of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. ...

Premiers and Chief Ministers of states and territories

Post Appointee Political party Appointed
Chief Minister for the Northern Territory of Australia Ms Clare Martin MLA ALP August 2001
Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory Mr Jon Stanhope MLA ALP November 2001
Premier of South Australia The Hon Mike Rann MHA ALP March 2002
Premier of Tasmania The Hon Paul Lennon MHA ALP March 2004
Premier of New South Wales The Hon Morris Iemma MLA ALP August 2005
Premier of Western Australia The Hon Alan Carpenter MLA ALP January 2006
Chief Minister of Norfolk Island Mr Andre Nobbs MLA March 2007
Premier of Victoria The Hon John Brumby‎ MLA ALP July 2007
Premier of Queensland The Hon Anna Bligh MP ALP September 2007

The Premiers of the Australian states are the heads of the executive governments in the six states of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... In Australia, a Chief Minister is the head of government of a self-governing territory, while the head of government of a state is a Premier. ... Clare Majella Martin (born June 15, 1952) is an Australian politician. ... The Chief Minister for the Australian Capital Territory is the head of government of the Australian Capital Territory. ... For the 18th century British politician, see John Stanhope. ... This is a list of Premiers of South Australia. ... Michael David Rann (born 1953), Australian politician, is the 44th Premier of South Australia. ... Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Tasmania. ... Paul Anthony Lennon (born 8 October 1955), Australian politician, has been Premier of Tasmania since 21 March 2004. ... List of Premiers of New South Wales Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in New South Wales. ... Morris Iemma (pronounced Yemma), born 21 July 1961, is an Australian politician and the Premier of New South Wales. ... John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia The Premier of Western Australia is the head of the executive government in the Australian State of Western Australia. ... Alan Carpenter Alan Carpenter (born January 4, 1957), Australian politician, is the 28th Premier of Western Australia. ... List of Heads of Government of Norfolk Island (Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office, irrespective of continuation of status of that office) Category: ... Andre Nobbs is the Chief Minister of Norfolk Island. ... List of Premiers of Victoria Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Victoria. ... John Mansfield Brumby (born 21 April 1953), Australian politician, is the 45th Premier and outgoing Treasurer of Victoria. ... List of Premiers of Queensland Before the 1890s there was no formal party system in Queensland. ... Anna Maria Bligh (born 14 July 1960) is an Australian politician and the current Premier of Queensland. ... ALP redirects here. ...

State and territorial parliaments

The Parliaments of the Australian states and territories are legislative bodies within the federal framework of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... The Parliament of New South Wales consists of the Governor of New South Wales, the New South Wales Legislative Council and the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. ... The Queensland Parliament is located in george Street, Brisbane. ... The Parliament of South Australia consists of the South Australian Legislative Council and the South Australian House of Assembly. ... The Parliament of Tasmania consists of the Governor of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Legislative Council and the Tasmanian House of Assembly. ... The Parliament of Victoria is a bicameral, or two-house, legislature. ... The Parliament of Western Australia consists of the Western Australian Legislative Council, the Western Australian Legislative Assembly and the Governor of Western Australia. ... The Legislative Assembly is the only chamber of parliament in the Northern Territory in Australia. ... The ACT Legislative Assembly building, as seen from the front The Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly (or, more formally and fully, the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory. ... The Norfolk Legislative Assembly has 9 members, elected for a three year term. ...

State and territory police forces

Law enforcement in Australia is served by police, sheriffs and bailiffs under the control of state, territory and the Federal governments. ... Australian Capital Territory Police or ACT Police provides community policing services for the Australian Capital Territory in Canberra, Australias capital city. ... The New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police Force; previously New South Wales Police Service & New South Wales Police) is the primary law enforcement agency in the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... The Northern Territory Police have legal jurisdication over the Northern Territory of Australia. ... The Queensland Police Service is the law enforcement agency responsible for policing the Australian state of Queensland. ... The South Australia Police (SAPOL) is the police force of the Australian state of South Australia. ... The Tasmania Police service was established in 1899 by unification of smaller regional forces. ... Victoria Police is the primary law enforcement agency of Victoria, Australia. ... Western Australia Police logo. ...

Statistics

State/territory Land area (km²) Rank Population (2004) Rank Population density (/km²) Rank  % of population in capital Rank
 Australian Capital Territory 2,358 8th 324,300 7th 137.53 1st 99.6% 1st
 New South Wales 800,642 5th 6,760,000 1st 8.44 3rd 63% 5th
 Victoria 227,416 6th 5,002,300 2nd 22 2nd 71% 4th
 Queensland 1,730,648 2nd 3,919,500 3rd 2.26 5th 46% 7th
 South Australia 983,482 4th 1,537,900 5th 1.56 6th 73.5% 2nd
 Western Australia 2,529,875 1st 1,998,400 4th 0.79 7th 73.4% 3rd
 Tasmania 68,401 7th 484,000 6th 7.08 4th 41% 8th
 Northern Territory 1,349,129 3rd 200,800 8th 0.15 8th 54% 6th

Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Australian_Capital_Territory. ... Capital Canberra Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator none Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2006)  - Product ($m)  $19,167 (6th)  - Product per capita  $57,303/person (1st) Population (End of November 2006)  - Population  333,667 (7th)  - Density  137. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_South_Wales. ... NSW redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Victoria_(Australia). ... VIC redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Queensland. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Australia. ... Capital Adelaide Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson Premier Mike Rann (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 11  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $59,819 (5th)  - Product per capita  $38,838/person (7th) Population (End of September 2006)  - Population  1,558,200 (5th)  - Density  1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Western_Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tasmania. ... Slogan or Nickname: Island of Inspiration; The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Northern_Territory. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004...

Distance table

Distance Table Australia
Adelaide
2673 Albany
1533 3588 Alice Springs
1578 3633 443 Ayers Rock
2045 4349 3038 3254 Brisbane
2483 1943 2483 1223 3317 Broome
3352 5656 2457 2900 1716 2496 Cairns
1196 3846 3706 2751 1261 3275 2568 Canberra
3022 4614 1489 1932 3463 1803 2882 4195 Darwin
1001 3674 2534 2579 1944 3636 3251 918 4023 Hobart
3219 3787 1686 2129 3660 1045 3079 4392 827 4220 Kununurra
2783 5087 2505 2948 976 2840 740 1999 2930 2682 3127 Mackay
731 3404 2264 2309 1674 3124 2981 648 3753 270 3950 2412 Melbourne
2742 5106 1209 1652 1829 1834 1248 2561 1634 3075 1831 1296 2805 Mount Isa
2781 409 3696 3741 4457 2389 5764 3954 4205 3782 3378 5195 3512 4905 Perth
1412 3970 3830 2875 1001 3373 2495 286 4034 1142 4516 1926 872 2400 4078 Sydney

distance in Kilometre. For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... The name Albany is an ancient and literary name for Scotland, north of the Firth of Forth (east) and Firth of Clyde (west). ... Alice Springs on a large scale map Alice Springs is a large town in the Northern Territory of Australia located at 23°42′ S 133°52′ E. Its population of 28,178 (2001 Census) makes it the second-largest settlement in the Territory (the only other towns of... Uluru (also Ayers Rock or The Rock) is a large rock formation in central Australia, in the Northern Territory. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Locations named Broome: Broome, Western Australia - a town in the north of Western Australia Broome County, New York - a county in the USA Broome, New York - a town in Schoharie County, New York In England: Broome, Norfolk Broome, Shropshire Broome, Worcestershire People named Broome: David Broome, British equestrian Sir Frederick... Cairns is a regional city located in far north Queensland, Australia. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Darwin most commonly refers to: Charles Darwin (1809–1882), renowned naturalist and thinker associated with the theory of evolution by natural selection Darwin, Northern Territory, Australian city and the capital of the Northern Territory Darwin (operating system), a low level computer operating system used as the lower layer of Apple... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... Kununurra is a town in north Western Australia located at the eastern side of the Kimberley Region close to the border with the Northern Territory. ... Mackay is the name of: Mackay, Queensland, Australia Mackay, Idaho, USA This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia Mount Isa is a city located in north western Queensland, Australia. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...


State and territory codes

State/Territory Callsigns Postcodes Telephone area codes Time zone
AM/FM TV Amateur Std Summer
Australian Capital Territory 1xx(x) xx(x)Cn VK1xx 02nn*, 26nn, 29nn 02 +10 +11
New South Wales 2xx(x) xx(x)Nn VK2xx 1nnn*, 2nnn 02 +10 +11
Victoria 3xx(x) xx(x)Vn VK3xx 3nnn, 8nnn* 03 +10 +11
Queensland 4xx(x) xx(x)Qn VK4xx 4nnn, 9nnn* 07 +10
South Australia 5xx(x) xx(x)Sn VK5xx 5nnn 08 +9½ +10½
Western Australia 6xx(x) xx(x)Wn VK6xx 6nnn 08 +8 +9
Tasmania 7xx(x) xx(x)Tn VK7xx 7nnn 03 +10 +11
Northern Territory 8xx(x) xx(x)Dn VK8xx 08nn 08 +9½
External Territories
Norfolk Island 2xx(x) VK9xx (NSW) +672 3 +11½
Christmas Island (WA) (WA) +7
Cocos Island +6½
Australian Antarctic Territory none VK0xx (Tas) +672 1 +6 to +8
Macquarie Island none +10 +11
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UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... This article or section should be merged with Telephone numbering plan -- ran (talk) 21:23, Jan 30, 2005 (UTC) The area code is a part of a telephone number normally occurring at the beginning of the number, that usually indicates a geographical area. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... TV redirects here. ... Amateur radio station with modern solid-state transceiver featuring LCD display and DSP capabilities Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is a hobby that uses various types of radio broadcasting equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public service, recreation and self-training. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...

See also

ISO 3166-2:AU is an ISO standard which defines geocodes: it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to Australia. ... // The Constitution of Australia provides for the creation of new states and for a state to subdivide into two or more states. ... This is a list of regions in Australia that are not Australian states or territories. ... This is a list of the evolution of the borders of Australia. ... Australian regional rivalries refers to the rivalries between Australian cities or regions, the most prominent of them being between Melbourne and Sydney. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ...

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  • Maps of Australia
  • CityMayors article

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