is a developed country, with a
multicultural society and excellent results in many international
comparisons of national performance such as human development, quality
of life, health care, life expectancy, public education, economic
freedom and the protection of civil liberties and political rights.
Australian cities routinely rank among the world's highest in terms of
cultural offerings and quality of life.
Commonwealth of Australia consists of six states, two major mainland
territories, and other minor
territories. The states are New
South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and
Western Australia. The two major mainland territories are the Northern
Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Tourism and Travel is the Australian Government
entry point to information
for: inbound travellers (international visitors to Australia); outbound
travellers (Australian residents travelling overseas); domestic
travellers (Australians travelling within Australia).
Office of National Tourism Page - The Australian Government is
committed to maximising tourism's net economic contribution to the
Australian economy and to fostering an industry that promotes the
principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.
National Library of Australia - The country's largest
reference library has very important role to ensure that documentary
resources of national significance relating to Australia and the
Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library
materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through
the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other
libraries and information providers.
Travel Website - A
multilingual site for visitors to Australia, provided by
Australia's tourism agency; Tourism Australia. The site is a
a wealth of information on: visas, getting to Australia, getting around
in Australia, climate, useful tips and bookings.