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Surface: 7.74122 million km²
Capital: Canberra
Population: 22.73667 million inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Availability: No special safety risks.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
April, May, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Central Australia. You avoid this the hottest and the coldest months. June, July, August, September, October and November are the best months to travel to northern Australia. You avoid this rainy season. January, February, March, April, October, November and December are the best months to travel to South Australia and Tasmania. In these months you have the lowest chance of precipitation and temperatures are more pleasant.

English is the official language in Australia.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least one day to return to the Netherlands.
visa is required. You can request via or at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. This visa is valid for 3 months and will cost you 20 Australian dollars.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch Embassy and Consulates in Australia: .
Australian Embassy in Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Australia, you do not need vaccinations.
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory if you visited a country seven days before visiting Australia where yellow fever occurs.

Money and Money
In Australia are paid with the Australian dollar (AUD).

Traffic and route
In Australia, you must drive on the left side of the road.

In Australia, you need an adapter.

Tap water
The water from the tap is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Australia can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Australia, visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites in Australia end in .au.
Official websites of Australia: and .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Australia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Australia.

The national holiday of Australia falls on 26 January (Australia Day).
All other holidays in Australia, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Australia can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in Australia can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.