Australia cities are one of the most
coveted cities in the world. Australia is home to a number
of cities belonging to the top 10 or top 20 most livable
cities in the world as ascertained by prestigious global
finance and economic magazines. To name a few that you
surely have heard before, there’s Sydney, Perth, Melbourne
and the country’s capital, Canberra.
To give a better picture of
these beautiful cities, we must look at their
geographical and economic locations.
composed of six states and a couple of territories,
which are in turn composed of several cities.
these cities is assigned as the state or the
territory’s capital and usually serves as its
financial and administrative hub.
The capital city
serves as the seat of the government for the whole
state or territory.
The two territories are the Australian Capital
Territory, or ACT for short, and the Northern
Territory. Meanwhile, the six Australian states are
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia,
Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is
home to Australia’s capital city, which is
Canberra, and in turn serves as Commonwealth
of Australia’s capital territory.
The ACT, which is also popularly known as
the “Bush Capital”, is a self-governing internal
The second territory of Australia is the Northern
Territory. It is a federal territory that is home to
two lovely cities. Darwin and Palmerston. Darwin,
which is the territory’s city capital, was named
after Charles Darwin. People of this part of
Australia are often called “Territorians”.
The state of New South Wales is home to the largest
and maybe the most popular of all Australian
cities.And yes, that’s Sydney. Also known as Harbour
City, Sydney serves as the capital city of New South
Other cities in this state are: Albury,
Armidale, Bathurst, Blue Mountains, Broken Hill,
Campbelltown, Cessnock, City of Bankstown, City of Blacktown,
City of Botany Bay, City of Canada Bay, City of Canterbury,
City of Coffs Harbour, City of Fairfield, City of Gosford,
City of Greater Taree, City of Griffith, City of Hawkesbury,
City of Holroyd, City of Hurstville, City of Lake Macquarie,
City of Lismore, City of Lithgow, City of Maitland, City of
Randwick, City of Rockdale, City of Ryde, City of
Shellharbour, City of Shoalhaven, Dubbo, Goulburn, Grafton,
Lithgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Orange, Parramatta, Penrith,
Queanbeyan, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga, and Wollongong.
Next state is the state of Queensland,
otherwise known as the Sunshine State because of the warm
tropic weather it enjoys. The cities in this warm sunshiny
state include the following: Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns,
Caloundra, Charters Towers, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Hervey
Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Mackay, Maryborough, Mount Isa,
Redcliffe, Redlands, Rockhampton, and Toowoomba. The capital
city among these is Brisbane, which is also the largest one
in this state.
South Australia, the most arid state, includes the following
cities: Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Port
Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Victor Harbor, and
Whyalla. Adelaide is its city capital.
The next Australian state is actually
an island—Tasmania. Cities in this remarkable island are
Burnie, City of Clarence, City of Glenorchy, City of Hobart,
Devonport, Greater Hobart, and Launceston. Greater Hobart,
being the island’s city capital. This beautiful island is
billed as the “natural state” and is promoted as the “island
of inspiration” because it is essentially untouched and
Victoria is the state that is home to another famous
Australian City—Melbourne, which is also its capital. Other
cities in this beautiful state are Ararat, Bairnsdale,
Benalla, Ballarat, Bendigo, Belgrave, Dandenong, Frankston,
Geelong, Hamilton, Horsham, Melton, Moe, Morwell, Mildura,
Sale, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Traralgon, Wangaratta,
Warrnambool, and Wodonga.
Last but not the least, is the state of Western Australia.
With Perth leading the list as the state’s capital, here are
the cities that follow: Albany, Armadale, Bayswater,
Belmont, Bunbury, Canning, Cockburn, Fremantle,
Geraldton-Greenough, Gosnells, Joondalup, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Mandurah, Melville, Nedlands, Rockingham, South Perth,
Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, and Wanneroo.