|Coat of Arms|
|Anthem||"Advance Australia Fair"|
|Royal Anthem||"God Save the King"|
|Official Languages||none at the federal level|
|Government||Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|Governor General||David Hurley|
|Prime Minister||Anthony Albanese|
|Lower House||House of Representatives|
|Independence||from the United Kingdom|
|Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act||1 January 1901|
|Statute of Westminster
|9 October 1942|
|Australia Act||3 March 1986|
|Area||2,969,907 sq mi (6th)|
|Population||25,890,773 (2020 census)|
|Currency||Australian Dollar ($) (AUD)|
|Aircraft reg. prefix||VH-|
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania.
Australia is one of the eighteen British Commonwealth Realms and thus of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is also a member of the United Nations and the Asia-Pacific Treaty Organisation.
- 1901: passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia
- 1942: adoption of the Statute of Westminster, making Australia an independent dominion of the British Empire
- 1969: passing of the Commonwealth Realms Act in British Columbia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Malta; other Realms passed this act in later years.