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Australian Museums

Sydney Opera House Close up HDR Sydney Australia

Australian Museums

Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Pacific and the Indian oceans. Its major cities are spread around the coast and include: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin. Australia’s political capital is Canberra which is inland and 250kms southwest of Sydney.  Australia is the world’s largest island but also the smallest continent. The country is divided into six states and two territories.

Australia has some great museums which provide a unique sample of Western, Asian and Pacific masterpieces as well as a significant focus on the Australian Aboriginal culture. NOTE: The collections on this site may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.

Below is a list of the key museums by major cities.

Museums  in Australia

Australian Proverbs and Quotes


  • Country:                                Australia
  • Political Capital:                Canberra
  • Largest City:                        Sydney
  • National language             English
  • Population                          24 million
  • Australian States & Territories with Capital City
      • Australian Capital Territory (ACT) – Canberra
      • New South Wales (NSW) – Sydney
      • Victoria (VIC)  – Melbourne
      • Queensland (QLD) – Brisbane
      • South Australia (SA) – Adelaide
    • Western Australia (WA) – Perth
    • Tasmania (TAS) – Hobart
    • Northern Territory (NT) – Darwin

Map of Australia


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Photo Credit: By Hai Linh Truong from Sydney, NSW, Australia (Sydney Opera House Close up HDR Sydney Australia) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons