The most populous city in Australia is Sydney, which is the capital of New South Wales. Sydney covers an area of around 12,367.7 square kilometers (4,775.2 square miles) and is home to approximately 4.92 million people as of 2015. Sydney is also the Prime Minister's and Governor General of Australia's second official seat and second official residence. Sydney is a major cultural center of Australia. Some attractions are the Sydney Opera House, a thriving art scene, and cultural events and festivals. It is one of the best cities to live as the the Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked it as tenth among all the countries of the world regarding the quality of living.
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is the second most populous city in Australia with a population of about 4.1 million. The area of Melbourne is about 9,990 square kilometers (3,857.4 square miles), and it is called Garden City. Melbourne is often considered the cultural capital of Australia, with the headquarters of the country's film and television industry, and major sports and arts center.
Brisbane is Queensland's capital, and the third largest city in Australia with a population of 2.3 million people. Brisbane covers an area of 5,949 square kilometers (2,297 square miles) along the east coast of the continent. Established on May 13, 1835, it is one of the oldest cities of Australia. Some of the popular sports events that have been held in the city are the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summit. Perth is situated in Western Australia and is the largest city and capital of the state. Perth has a an estimated population of 2.04 million people living in its metropolitan area, which covers 5,386 square kilometers (2,079 square miles). The Economist Intelligence Unit in its August 2016 list ranked Perth as the seventh most liveable city in the world.
The fifth largest city in Australia is Adelaide, the South Australian capital. Adelaide's population numbers about 1.3 million and it has an area of 1,827 square kilometers (705 square miles). Since the mid 19th century, Adelaide has been known as the City of Churches. Some of the places of attraction in the city include Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Central Market, North Terrace, Bonython Park, and Elder Park to name a few.
Cairns in Queensland and Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory are other important cities in Australia.
Some of the important Australian cities include :-
|Major Cities in Australia|
|Rank||City||State/Territory||Population June 2012|
|1||Sydney||New South Wales||4667283|
|6||Gold Coast-Tweed Heads||Queensland/New South Wales||590889|
|7||Newcastle-Maitland||New South Wales||418958|
|8||Canberra-Queanbeyan||Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales||411609|
|*||Australian Capital Territory||Australian Capital Territorya||374658|
|10||Wollongong||New South Wales||282099|
|20||Albury-Wodonga||New South Wales/Victoria||84982|
|25||Coffs Harbour||New South Wales||66610|
|26||Wagga Wagga||New South Wales||53832|
|28||Mildura-Wentworth||Victoria/New South Wales||48783|
|31||Port Macquarie||New South Wales||43587|
|32||Tamworth||New South Wales||40832|
|34||Orange||New South Wales||38516|
|36||Bowral-Mittagong||New South Wales||36402|
|37||Dubbo||New South Wales||35898|
|38||Nowra-Bomaderry||New South Wales||34798|
|39||Bathurst||New South Wales||34124|
Last Updated Date: February 08, 2017