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About Australia

Australia is also known as the Commonwealth of Australia officially comprises the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in the Pacific region and is the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

As a developed and wealthy country, Australia is ranked first in the world for the highest average wealth. The Australian wine industry is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of wine and Mining is considered as one of the most important industries of the region.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityCanberra
Government TypeFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyAustralian dollar, AUD
Phone Code +61
Important CitiesSYDNEY, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, PERTH, ADELAIDE,
National DayAustralia Day (26th Jan)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking14 (Very Easy)
Primary Industriesmanufacturing, finance, ship building, information and technology, agricultural, mining, insurance, aviation and telecommunications industry
Major ExportsMineral fuels including oil, Ores, slag, ash, Gems, precious metals, Meat, Inorganic chemicals, Machinery including computers, Pharmaceuticals, Electrical machinery, equipment, Cereals, Optical, technical, medical apparatus
Major Exports to IndiaFootwear, Animal, Hides and Skins, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation, Wood, Machinery and Electricals, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables
Major ImportsRefined Petroleum, Crude Petroleum, Gold, Coffee, Diamond, Articles of iron or steel, Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefab buildings, Vehicles, Plastics, plastic articles
Major Imports from IndiaAnimal, Minerals, Wood, Footwear, Raw materials, Food Products, Hides and Skins, Plastic or Rubber, Vegetables, Metals, Stone and Glass, Machinery and Electricals, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Transportation, Fuels
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaComprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, Trade and Investment Australia-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Bordering NationsNew Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Australia,New Zealand,United States Security Treaty(ANZUS), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 20(G20), Global Cultural Districts Network(GCDN), International Monetary Fund(IMF), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Pacific Islands Forum(PIF), Pacific Community(SPC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization(SEATO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. A. Gitesh Sarma
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
3 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory - 2600
Email: hc.canberra@mea.gov.in
Phone: 61-2-62733999
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Ms. Harinder Kaur Sidhu
Honorable High Commissioner
Australian High Commission in New Delhi
1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Email: ahc.newdelhi@dfat.gov.au
Phone: +91 11 4139 9900