This article is part of the ‘facts about Australia’ series and we will begin the article with more facts about this island nation-continent.

Wave Rock, Westeren Australia

Fact: the official name of Australia is “The Commonwealth of Australia” and is considered, by most people, as a very good and safe place to live. Fact: Australia is governed by a constitutional monarchy – in which the Australian Parliament has control over how the country is run, but the Queen of England is the official head of state.

Queensland Rainforest

Fact: Australia consists of six states and two territories, including Western Australia, Queensland and Australian Capital Territory. Fact: The largest state in Australia is Western Australia, which covers one-third of the nation-continent and is filled with an array of landscaped, experiences and climates.

Sunset in Queensland

Fact: Changes in the country’s immigration policy has allowed Polish citizens to apply for visas to Australia, via electronic application service. According to the new Australian law, passed this year, all travelers from other countries, except New Zealand, is required to have a visa before and when entering the country.

Australian National War Memorial, Canberra

This is done to step up the security level of these countries and to control the amount of goods that are brought in and leave the country.


Furtherore, in the past ten years, the economic performance of Australia has increased, dramatically, and has been the envy of many western countries, including the United States.

Penguin Island- Western Australia

In addition to this, the educational system of Australia is known throughout the international stage to be very effective and innovative in teaching its people about the ways of technology and the world. That is why some Australian universities are planning to team up with computer giant, Apple, to improve the teaching and research resources available those other people in the world


This concludes some more interesting facts about Australia and stick around for part three, where you will find more facts about this lovely continent!



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When most people think of Australia, they just think about koala bears, kangaroos and “Crocodile Dundee.” But beyond this thinking – is a land of many contrasts that is filled with tons of plentiful natural resources and a thriving social infrastructure that includes health, transportation, education and more!

Sydney Opera House

In fact, this country has one of the most outstanding economies in the world – booming with low inflation and low interest rates!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

For the unusual facts about Australia, we will begin with a bit of the country’s history. According to legend, the country was founded by convicts! In fact, the country’s very first police squad consisted of twelve ‘rehabilitated’ convicts – most from African decent and other racial groups.


In addition to this fact, the nation’s first bushranger was a convicted native African. In terms of the origin of the Australian people, the origins go back to the “Mungo Men” or Aborigines- ancient peoples of the nation which goes back to about 40,000 years ago.

Beautiful Canberra

Also, ancient Australians were using advance technology as far back as 45,000-55,000 years ago – making them the most technologically advanced peoples in the world at that time.
Also, it was Sydney, not Canberra, which was the first capital of Australia.

New Year in Australia

For another unusual Australian fact, the cities of Sydney and Melbourne wanted to become the capital of Australia, but due to the fact that both cities had a high number of convicts, both towns were rejected and the town of Canberra, which is located between the two cities, became the nation’s capital.

Kangaroos Playing

Also, Kangaroos make up a good number of the animals in Australia and another fact is that a baby kangaroo is measured at two centimeters at birth. And a final fact about Australia: It is home to the funnel web spider, which is considered to the deadliest spider in the world.
This concludes our first article on ‘facts about Australia’ and with that, I say good luck and happy travel and visit to Australia!