Australia Fact Sheet

Australia Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

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Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- Australia
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Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Australian Dollar
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Country Facts

Capital cityCanberra
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Phone Code+61
Time ZoneUTC+10 (various time zones)
Drives onLeft
Plug TypesType I
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionProtestant 23.1%, Roman Catholic 22.6%, other Christian 4.2%, Muslim 2.6%, Buddhist 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, Hindu 1.9%, other 1.3%, none 30.1%, unspecified 9.6%
Significant Dates

January 27 - Australia Day (National Day)