Australia Facts and Figures

1 April 2013
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Australia Basics

Politically, Australia is divided into six states and two territories 2.

State/Territory
Abbrev
Capital City
New South Wales
NSW
Sydney
Victoria
VIC
Melbourne
Queensland
QLD
Brisbane
South Australia
SA
Adelaide
Western Australia
WA
Perth
Tasmania
TAS
Hobart
Northern Territory
NT
Darwin
Australian Capital Territory
ACT
Canberra
 
Colour coded political map of Australian states and territories

 

 

¹ Source: ABS - Australian Demographic Statistics, Sep 2011 (3101.0)
² States have a higher degree of self-government than territories, but for the purposes of this site, they are treated equally.