Map of Cities in Australia
Major Cities in Australia
|Rank ||GCCSA/SUA ||State/Territory ||Population (2015)|
|1 ||Sydney ||New South Wales ||4,920,970 |
|2 ||Melbourne ||Victoria ||4,529,496 |
|3 ||Brisbane ||Queensland ||2,308,720 |
|4 ||Perth ||Western Australia ||2,039,193 |
|5 ||Adelaide ||South Australia ||1,316,779 |
|6 ||Gold Coast-Tweed Heads ||Queensland/New South Wales ||624,918 |
|7 ||Newcastle-Maitland ||New South Wales ||434,454 |
|8 ||Canberra-Queanbeyan ||Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales ||424,666 |
|9 ||Sunshine Coast ||Queensland ||302,122 |
|10 ||Wollongong ||New South Wales ||292,388 |
|11 ||Hobart ||Tasmania ||220,593 |
|12 ||Geelong ||Victoria ||187,417 |
|13 ||Townsville ||Queensland ||180,333 |
|14 ||Cairns ||Queensland ||147,993 |
|15 ||Darwin ||Northern Territory ||142,258 |
|16 ||Toowoomba ||Queensland ||114,622 |
|17 ||Ballarat ||Victoria ||99,841 |
|18 ||Bendigo ||Victoria ||92,888 |
|19 ||Albury-Wodonga ||New South Wales/Victoria ||88,949 |
|20 ||Launceston ||Tasmania ||86,633 |
|21 ||Mackay ||Queensland ||85,455 |
|22 ||Rockhampton ||Queensland ||80,665 |
|23 ||Bunbury ||Western Australia ||75,628 |
|24 ||Bundaberg ||Queensland ||70,588 |
|25 ||Coffs Harbour ||New South Wales ||68,572 |
|26 ||Wagga Wagga ||New South Wales ||55,820 |
|27 ||Hervey Bay ||Queensland ||52,288 |
|28 ||Mildura-Wentworth ||Victoria/New South Wales ||50,011 |
|29 ||Shepparton-Mooroopna ||Victoria ||49,371 |
|30 ||Gladstone-Tannum Sands ||Queensland ||49,248 |
|31 ||Port Macquarie ||New South Wales ||45,341 |
|32 ||Tamworth ||New South Wales ||42,255 |
Cities in Australia
Australia's major cities include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Darwin, and Canberra, the capital.
Australia comprises six states and two mainland territories. The states in Australia are New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. Australia's mainland territories are the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The headquarters of each state and territory are located in the state capital.
The capital of Australia is Canberra, which is located in the Australian Capital Territory in southeastern Australia. Canberra has a population of about 381,488, making it the largest inland city in the country. Overall, Canberra is the eighth largest city. Canberra covers an area of 814 square kilometers (314 square miles).
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 with a thriving art scene, and is known for cultural events and festivals. It is also known for its multi-venue performing arts center - Sydney Opera House, which is a masterpiece of great architectural work of the 20th century. Sydney is one of the best cities to live in, as the Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked it tenth-best among all the countries of the world regarding the quality of living.
, the capital of Victoria, is the second most populous city in Australia with a population of about 4.52 million, as of 2015. 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, as it houses the headquarters of the country's film and television industry, and of major sports and arts centers.
is Queensland's capital, and the third most populous city in Australia with a population of 2.3 million people. Brisbane covers an area of 15,826 square kilometers (6,110.5 square miles). Established on May 13, 1835, it is one of the oldest cities of Australia. Some of the popular sporting events that have been held in the city are the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summit.
is situated in Western Australia and is the largest city and capital of the state. Perth has 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.
Last Updated on: June 24, 2017