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Coats of ArmsCentre shield is a symbol for the federation of the six states and is an image of their badges enclosed in an ermine border. A red kangaroo and an emu (2 native animals) support the shield. The seven pointed Commonwealth star represent the 6 states and 1 for the teritories.FlagContains three main elementsThe Union Jack - an acknowledgment of the connection and history with the United KingdomThe Southern Cross - the constellation of five stars that is prominent in the night sky of the southern hemisphere only. It is intended to reporeent Australia's geographical location.The Commonwealth Star - Large seven point star donote the six states and the combined territories

Coat of Arms and Flag

Mainland Australia is the smallest, lowest continent on Earth with an average elevation of only 330 metres. Mt Kosciuszko (2,228 mts) is the highest point - all other continents highest point is at least twice this height.Australia's interior has one of the lowest rainfalls in the world. Overall it is the driest inhabited continent on earth where three quaters of the land is arid or semi-arid.

Geography Facts

Australia's unique history has shaped the diversity of its people, their cultures, and their lifestyles. Today, Australia is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse populations in the world. This diversity is a central feature of modern Australian life. It presents exciting challenges and opportunities for public service providers and commercial organisations alike.Read more in the attached document (click on the paper clip on top right of page)

Cultural Diversity

Aboriginal Art - Rock Painting

Coat of Arms


Australian History Timeline

New South Wales



Northern Territory

Western Australia

Australia Capital Territory

South Australia

Click on the state/territiry name to learn more


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