About Australia

Australia is located in the southern and eastern hemisphere, between the South Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, comprising the Australian mainland, Tasmania and other islands. It is the sixth largest country in the world. Australia is surrounded by the sea, and is adjacent to New Zealand in the southeast which is separated by Tasman Sea.

 

Agriculture, domestic animal husbandry and mining are the important economy in Australia, and they form a very significant part of the national image. Australia is the top ten agricultural exporting countries and the top six major mineral resources exporters in the world, and is also the largest supplier of wool in the world. Other major exported goods include wheat, barley, sugar, coal and iron ore. More than half of these products are exported to Asia.

 

Australia is now the world's 13th largest economy. The GDP is the 10th in the world, and has also been ranked as the country with the highest median value of wealth in the world by a Swiss credit rating group. According to the forecast of Center for Economic and Business Research in London (CEBR), a think-tank in London, its economic ranking in the world will rise to 11th in 2026.  Australia's economy has risen rapidly and the demand for labour in the market has increased substantially.

Capital

Canberra

Official language

English

Population

25 million

Currency

Australian dollar (AUD)

Voltage

AC 230V, 50Hz

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Time Difference between Australia and Hong Kong

Australian Regions

Winter time

(April-September)

Summer Time

(October-March)

Eastern Region

Major cities:

Sydney, Melbourne

2 hours ahead of Hong Kong

3 hours ahead of Hong Kong

Central Region

Major cities:

Adelaide

1.5 hours ahead of Hong Kong

2.5 hours ahead of Hong Kong

Western Region

Major cities:

Perth

The same time as Hong Kong

The same as Hong Kong time

Why choose Australia?

Climatic Comfort

Australia is in the middle of the southern hemisphere with year-round mild climate and small temperature difference. Australia is surrounded by sea. The summer is not hot and the winter is not cold. There is no shortage of all sorts of vegetables and fruits. Milk and vegetables are entirely natural and free from pollution. It is very suitable for living. In addition, Australia has a vast land area with a sparse population. As afforestation and environmental protection measures are carried out excellently, air in Australia is very fresh and clean.

Perfect Welfare System

Australian citizens can enjoy perfect benefits such as gratuities and unemployment benefits. The government ensures that families with children (including single-parent families) will get enough income and other reasonable subsidy to cope with the cost of raising children. All residents who raise one or more children can receive a subsidy. The age of compulsory education in Australia is 15 or 16 years of age (depending on the respective state regulations). Free education is provided in primary and secondary schools.

Perfect Education System

The quality of Australian education is of first-rate, consisting of 8 top universities in Australia. (Referred to as "Big Eight "). These eight universities are the leading universities in Australia with a long history and are world-renowned. The "Big Eight" have trained numerous talents and many outstanding alumni are in the political and business circles around the world and also nurtured a number of Nobel prize winners.

The Australian education system is largely inherited from the United Kingdom and governed respectively by the provincial governments. They are supervised and administered by the federal government and are therefore assured of their quality. The qualifications conferred are recognized internationally.

Australia has nearly 43 universities and 230 specialist technical institutes which provide undergraduate, postgraduate diploma, postgraduate and doctoral programmes, and some universities also provide foundation courses for overseas students. All of these are recognised by the Australian government.

One of the Most Livable Cities in the World

According to “Global Livability Index 2016” Report, Australia's second largest city Melbourne is ranked successively in 6 years as “The Most Livable City” in the world.