Visit & Know About Australia

Our pavilion is showcasing Australia as a place to visit or to learn more about. With spectacular landscapes and a rich ancient culture, Australia is a land like no other. It is the earth’s sixth-largest country in land area and is the only nation to govern an entire continent.

Our pavilion hosts are Australian’s who can talk to you about their country.  Our Thai Australian Alumni have spent time living and learning in Australia – so they can share their experiences and perceptions with you.

We have pictures, displays, and information about Australia – so come along and look, engage and enjoy. Our Pavilion “Theme” is

In this post, scroll down and you will find information about:

  • our pavilion Tourism Australia information
  • 2 great Tourism videos  – that highlight the wonders of Australia
  • Australia in Brief – a great booklet containing a wealth of information on our country
  • Australia Unlimited – our national brand & a video on what it is.

VISIT AUSTRALIA – At our World Fair Pavilion

  • Tourism information – The pavilion will have some destination information available, thanks to Tourism Australia

 

  • There is a pamphlet available that provides handy details for the various State and Territory tourism websites and Australia at a Glance.

 

  • Destinations – we will display tourism Australia videos (with Thai subtitles) to showcase some of the amazing images and scenery of our wonderful country. There will also be a monitor with a picture slide show of random images of our beautiful country in a land down under.

 

  • Australia in 360 – explore with these unique goggles to experience short scenes of places around Australia in 360-degree animation.

Off in 360 crop

 

Tourism Australia – Plan your Australia Trip

Create a fully customised day-by-day itinerary for free – PLAN HERE To learn more about a Holiday in Australia & more travel highlights

See the Tourism Australia website for great information.

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Have a look, Tourism Australia – video’s

Tourism Australia has launched its latest campaign, which is focused on highlighting the country’s world-class aquatic and coastal experiences, in a bid to lure more international visitors to Australia. The campaign features a voice over by Australian actor and new Tourism Australia global ambassador, Chris Hemsworth.

 

The greatest name in the outback is back in the outback! Only this time, Dundee isn’t a Hollywood movie. It’s a giant tourism ad for Australia. Thirty years after Crocodile Dundee first introduced the world to the land down under, Chris Hemsworth and Danny McBride bring the iconic Aussie franchise back as they embark on the trip of a lifetime. And while the film’s plot may not be real, Danny’s adventure through Australia’s outback, white sand beaches, gorgeous wineries and bustling cities are what truly await every visitor. Come down soon, mates. There’s nothing like Australia.

 

 

TO KNOW – AUSTRALIA IN BRIEF

You can also read about our great country. Australia in Brief provides an authoritative overview of Australia’s history, the land, its people and their way of life. It also looks at Australia’s economic, scientific and cultural achievements and its foreign, trade and defence policies.

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A fantastic reference book. An HTML version is available here.

You can download a PDF version at this website link.

An E-book on Apple I books is also available here.

With a spectacular natural environment, high quality of life and great diversity, Australia is a sought-after destination for international tourists. It has 10 percent of the world’s biodiversity and a great number of its native plants and animals exist nowhere else on earth. From tropical rainforests in the north to the red deserts of the center, from the snowfields of the south-east to the Australian Antarctic Territory, it is a vast and varied land. Australia has many World Heritage sites including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and the Sydney Opera House.

Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour (Ellenor Argyropoulos, Tourism Australia)

Did you know?

Australia is the world’s third most popular destination for international students.

Australia is home to one of the world’s oldest living cultures, with Aboriginal communities established nearly 60,000 years before European settlement. Today, Australia is one of the world’s most multicultural countries, rich in Indigenous and immigrant cultures. Australia is a successful and prosperous nation, ranked second in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2015.

Australia’s economy is consistently ranked among the strongest of advanced economies in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It is the world’s twelfth largest economy and a top performing nation on almost every measure of excellence, from health to wealth, from the ease of doing business to educational attainment.

With low unemployment, low inflation, and a highly skilled workforce, and with strong links with the fastest-growing region in the world — the Indo-Pacific — Australia’s economy is set to prosper well into the future.

Did you know?

Australia is the fourth largest economy in the Asian region and is the 12th largest economy in the world.

Australia is a nation of boundless opportunity in a country of endless potential—a nation that is ‘open for business’.

Australia’s foreign and trade policy promotes its security and long-term prosperity. It seeks to protect and advance its national interests in a rapidly changing environment, while supporting a stable global order. Australia has been integrally involved in global efforts to build peace and security for decades, just as it has in promoting global trade and investment liberalisation. Australia is a good international citizen, helping in times of crisis and supporting economic development in its region.

Here are some pictures of enjoying great Australian food and wine.

 

Go on line and check out this book for the full and complete story on Australia

SNAPSHOT OF AUSTRALIA from Australia in Brief

FULL TITLE

Commonwealth of Australia

POPULATION

23.94 Million (December 2015)

PROPORTION OF POPULATION BORN OVERSEAS

28.2% (June 2015)

PROPORTION OF POPULATION WHO IDENTIFY AS BEING OF ABORIGINAL OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ORIGIN

2.5% (2011)

CAPITAL CITY

Canberra

LARGEST CITY

Sydney Population 4.92 million (June 2015)

SURFACE AREA

7.69 million sq kms (2.96 million sq miles)

MAIN LANGUAGE

English + more than 300 others

CURRENCY

Australian dollar (AUD)

LIFE EXPECTANCY

84 years (women) 80 years (men)

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT PER CAPITA

A$64,660 (2013)

WORKFORCE

11.9 million (May 2016)

INFLATION RATE

1% (June 2016)

VALUE OF EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICES

A$316.6 billion

MAJOR GOODS AND SERVICES EXPORTS

Iron ores and concentrates, coal, natural gas, education travel services, gold

MAJOR IMPORTS

Passenger motor vehicles, refined petroleum, crude petroleum, telecom equipment and parts, computers

MAIN TRADING PARTNERS

China, Japan, United States, Republic of Korea

NATIONAL DAY

Australia Day: 26 January

TIME

Eastern: GMT+10hrs Central: GMT+9.5hrs Western: GMT+8hrs

HOUSEHOLDS WITH INTERNET ACCESS

83% (June 2013)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

440,949 (May 2016)

Australia Unlimited – Australia’s Nation Brand

Australia’s Nation Brand will help drive our nation’s competitive edge in international markets. To keep Australia globally competitive – now and in the future – we are developing a nation brand that is applicable to all Australian industries, services and experiences and recognisable globally. This project is a unifying initiative for the nation and will be an opportunity for businesses to build on Australia’s strong international brand to open international doors and keep them open.

Australia Unlimited is the voice of contemporary Australia, promoting Australian excellence across Business, Culture, Design, Environment, Food, Science and Technology. At the heart of the Australia Unlimited concept is the idea that Australia’s development has been forged through its enterprising spirit. Have a look at this video for more on Australia Unlimited.

For more information visit www.australiaunlimited.com

 

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