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11 Facts You Need To Know About Australia

11 Facts You Need To Know About Australia

So you’re looking to come to Australia for your studies as an international student?

You made the right choice as Australia and indeed a country of so many unique and interesting diversities.

Did you know that Australia is ranked as one of the most livable countries in the world?

You will also find so many natural wonders and beautiful monuments all around the country. 

In fact there are more than 17 World Heritage listed sites found in the country. Cultural and language diversity is also a very unique aspect of the Australian way of life.

You will find a cultural mix of 200 cultures who speak more than 280 different languages from different backgrounds.

As a matter of fact Australian is no known on around the world as a country of diverse cultures and  and has some of the most welcoming people in the world.

So you can get a better understanding as to the uniqueness of Australia and its people, lets now look at 11 facts that you need to know about Australia.

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Fact 1:

Australia has a population of 23 million people and 47% which is almost half of the population were born outside of country or have one of their parents born overseas.

Fact 2:

Australia is a melting pot of languages with more than six languages spoken in Australian homes.

This includes the most common languages which are Italian Mandarin English Cantonese Arabic and  Greek.

Fact 3:  

Australia is also known for economic stability. And it’s one of the very few advanced countries that managed to survive the 2008 economic crisis.

Fact 4

Australia is not only successful and competitive on the world economic stage, it is also known to be very competitive when it comes to sporting activities.

This is why there are over 20 certified sports organisation within the country.

Some of the popular sports and activities in Australia are AFL, cricket, football or soccer rugby league, golf, tennis Netball and Hockey to name a few.

Fast 5, 6 and 7

Australia is not only the biggest island in the world, it is also the sixth largest country in the world as well as the only country to cover a continent.

Fact 8

Australia makes very good use of his wide and expensive land size.  This can be seen in the fact that there are more than 500 national parks and also over 2700 conservation areas, which includes wildlife sanctuaries and Aboriginal reserves.

Fact 9

There are not only national reserves in Australia. There are also important World Heritage Sites such as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

iin fact, Australia has 17 of these which is more than any other country in the world.

Some of the well-known heritage sites in Australia are – the famous Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park, Lord Howe Island group, Tasmanian wilderness, Fraser Island and the Sydney Opera House.

Fact 10

We have some of the best city infrastructures in the world ,which is why Australia houses five of the top 40 cities with the best infrastructures worldwide.

Fact 11

Australia is also well known for housing big things. And you will find this in over 150 big things that are located in different areas of the country.

Some examples of these are the Big Banana in New South Wales, the Big Koala in Victoria, the Big Mango in Queensland and the Big Ram in Western Australia.

Make sure to put these places on your list of places to go when you come to Australia, they are worth the trip.

Australia is not only the biggest island in the world, it is also the sixth largest country in the world as well as the only country to cover a continent.

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And one more bonus fact!

It’s not surprising her with all of this wonderful and unique attributes, Australia  has been ranked as the 4th happiest country in the world behind only Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

These are some of the fact that enough to make you fall in love with Australian.

This is also why your experience in Australia as an international student will not be one that’s you will easily forget.

Living is in Australia is always going to be a memorable, happy and lasting memory so why wouldn’t you want to experience the best that is on offer in Australia?

Some Australian Major Cities 


Adelaide is a combination of sophistication and affordability. The cost of living is not too high for international students living there.

This is a major modern and urban centre with a population of about 1.2 million. It also boasts of a multicultural and diverse population.

It is known for its wide streets and beautiful parks. It is not a congested city and you will find it easy to navigate through the city and its transportation.


Sydney is a world-famous city that has been identified as one of the best places to live in the world.

It is known to be a sunny and vibrant city which makes it a must visit for the summer holidays. The beauty of its harbour and famous landmarks such as the Opera House will keep you coming back for more.

You have countless options for things you can do and places you can go to in Sydney. This vibrant and cosmopolitan city along with its beautiful beaches and natural parks is worth to be called home.


Melbourne is well known for its cultural and creative environment. When compared to Sydney, it tends to have cooler weather. This is why you will also find that there are a lot of indoor activities to choose from.

Its streets and laneways are an artistic delight with the unique street art that is commonly found on the walls lining the streets and laneways.

You are also spoilt for choice with the many restaurants, cafes and bars that are on offer in Melbourne, which is home to fantastic food and entertainment.


Brisbane has the third highest population after Sydney and Melbourne.

It is a modern and cosmopolitan city known for its warm and sunny climate and international students will find it affordable to live there as well as enjoy its laidback lifestyle.

It a city of diversity and cultural mix that students will easily fit into and its famous beaches in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are places you will love.


If you have any questions about this topic or you need help with how you can study, live and work in Australia, you can book an appointment with us at YouEnrol.

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