Australia is an island continent located in the southern hemisphere. With a land mass of 7,741,220 sq km (approx 3 million sq miles) and population of around 21 million, our Great Southern Land is unique in many ways. Known for the amazing beaches, vast open space, clear skies, and stunning natural environment, it is coupled with the latest technology, solid economic growth, and political stability. It is not surprising that Australia is ranked within the top 3 most livable countries in the world (USA ranked 8, UK 19) according to the UN 2006 HDI. And just in case you need convincing, Australia's major cities, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, and Brisbane, dominate the top 10 rankings of the most livable cities in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2005, 2007).
So what makes Australia such an interesting, vibrant, clean place to live? We have listed some websites that provide some of the answers, however we suggest that it is better that you 'come on over' and discover the Australia that is waiting for you!