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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
National DayAustralia Day (26th Jan)
GDP (nominal)USD 1687.713 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking14
Primary Industriesmanufacturing, finance, ship building, information and technology, agricultural, mining, insurance, aviation and telecommunications industry
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Chemical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Live Animals and Animal Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cereals & Pulses, Toys and Games, Retail & Fmcg Products
Major ImportsAnimal Meat and Food Preperations, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Gems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Fashion and Apparel, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Other Products, Vegetables and Related Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 402.166 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 290.114 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 112.052 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaComprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, Trade and Investment Australia-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Vegetables and Related Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Live Animals and Animal Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Fruits and Nuts, Machinery & Appliances, Wood and Pulp, Cereals & Pulses, Cosmetics and Accessories, Edible Oils & Seeds
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Fashion and Apparel, Railway and Locomotives, Rubber and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Spices
India's Imports ValueUSD 19,011.31 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 6,951.32 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 13 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for AustraliaEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Manpreet Vohra
Honourable Ambassador
3 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory - 2600

Consulate General of India,in Melbourne
Dr. Sushil Kumar
Consul General
344, St. Kilda Road,, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia

Consulate General of India,in Perth
Mr Amarjeet Singh Takhi
Consul General
Lots 70-74, Level 6, 12 St. Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Consulate General of India,in Sydney
Mr Manish Gupta
Consul General
Level 1, 265 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

Embassy Details of Australia in IndiaHigh Commission for Australia
H.E. Mr. Philip Green
High Commissioner
1/50-G, ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-4139 9900 (O)

Consulate General of Australia in Mumbai
Mr. Peter George Truswell
Consul General
Crescenzo Building Level 10 A Wing, G BLock, Plot C 38/39 Bandra Kurla Complex,East Mumbai - 400051
022-67574900 (O)

Australian Consulate General in Chennai
Ms. Sarah Kay Kirlew
Consul General
9th Floor, Express Chambers, 49,Whites Road Royapettah
044-45921300 (O)

Consulate General of Australia in Kolkata
Ms. Rowan Ainsworth
Consul General

Consulate General of Australian High Commission in Bengaluru
Ms. Hilary Clare McGeachy
Consul General