Australia is made up of six states and two territories with a combined population of 21 million inhabitants. The states include Australia’s first state, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. The two territories are the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory where you will find Canberra the Australian capital city.
As at the time of writing, the Labour Party (ALP) has supplied the Premier in each state of Australia. However, the Federal Government is still John Howard of the Liberal Party.
Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales (NSW). It is Australian’s largest city in terms of population with just under 7 million people living in NSW with just under 5 million living in the harbour city itself. Sydney is famous for its Sydney Opera House built in 1973 and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which was formally opened on 19 March 1932.
The cost of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was more than £10m and was not paid off in full until 1988. The Sydney Opera House cost $102 million.
Each Australian state has its own state government and is independently run from the Federal government. Each state also has its own capital city as listed below.