43 Australia Trivia Questions and Answers

How good is your Australia trivia knowledge? Are you a proud citizen or future tourist? You may be a geography enthusiast with an expert comprehension of various countries. There’s a lot to discover here, regardless of what has drawn you to this trivia. 

Often called the land down under, Australia has a wealth of history, unique facts, breathtaking landscapes, and beautiful monuments, some of which we will explore in this post. 

This Australia trivia will also test your knowledge of some native singers, artists, actors, and so much more. 

Ready to see how much you really know about Australia?

Let’s go!

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General Australia Trivia Questions and Answers

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G’day, mate!

Round 1 of this Australia trivia is the big one, with 15 Aussie-related questions!

Australia is the largest continent to be occupied by one nation, yet it is also the least populated; this majestic land is a beauty of natural landscapes, exotic wildlife, stunning coastlines, and delicious cuisine

But what is it like to live here? And what can tourists expect to encounter?

Let’s take a look at the first collection of Australia trivia questions!

1: What is the capital of Australia?
Canberra.
2: In what year were the colonies united into a federation of states?
1901.
3: As of March 2022, what was the population?
25,890,773 (closest answer wins!).
4: How many kilometers is Australia's coastline?
36,735.
5: Until the early 19th century, how was Australia known?
New Holland.
6: Which two oceans surround Australia?
Indian and Pacific.
7: How many states are there in Australia?
6.
8: What percentage of Australians live within the coastal zone?
Over 80%
9: What sits in the canton of the Australian flag?
Union Jack.
10: Which war did Australia join the USA in from 2001 to 2021?
The Afghanistan War.
11: Who is the King of Australia?
Charles III.
12: Which city has the highest population?
Sydney.
13: How many spider species are estimated to live in Australia?
More than 10,000.
14: What is the national flower of Australia?
The Golden Wattle.
15: What is the official language of Australia?
There isn't one!

History of Australia Trivia Questions and Answers

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Australia has been inhabited by people for around 50,00065,0000 years, with the first settlers being Aboriginal people. 

During the Age of Exploration, Europeans explored and mapped the land, but the Brits didn’t claim it until the late 1700s

Today, Australia ranks amongst the highest in the world for civil liberties, safety, economic freedom, education, health, democracy, and quality of life – but what events and movements took place for this to be the case?

And what bumps have there been along this journey?

Let’s find out in this Australia trivia round!

1: In what year was Dutch explorer Captain Willem Janszoon the first European to arrive in Australia?
1606.
2: What group of people were given the right to vote in Australia in 1902?
Women.
3: When did the Australian government officially apologize for the country's historical treatment of its indigenous people?
2008.
4: What worldwide pandemic killed over 12,000 Australians in 1919?
Spanish Influenza.
5: Who claimed the eastern coast of Australia for Great Britain in 1770?
Captain James Cook.
6: What year was the Sydney Opera House opened?
1973.
7: In what year was New Holland replaced with the name Australia?
1824.
8: What year did the Gold Rush start in Australia?
1851.
9: Between 1788 and 1868, there were around 162,000 people brought to Australia from Britain and Ireland. What type of people were they?
Convicts.
10: What global event was held in Australia in the year 2000?
The Summer Olympics.

Famous People from Australia Trivia Questions and Answers

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From actors and artists to politicians and poets, Australia is the native home to many global celebrities; some you may not have even realized should be speaking with an Aussie twang!

In this Australia trivia round, we will look at some familiar faces for whom Australia will always be home.

While some famous people may have kept their celebrity status in Australia, many have become international superstars

Ready to discover how many famous Aussie natives you know?

Here we go!

1: Can you name the Melbourne-born native who began their acting career in Home and Away before becoming 'Thor' in The Avengers series?
Chris Hemsworth.
2: Which Pitch Perfect actress studied her craft at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in New South Wales?
Rebel Wilson.
3: While not born in Australia, which Grease actress moved to Melbourne when she was 6 years old?
Olivia Newton-John.
4: Which Perth-born actress went from Home and Away to Hollywood and has 3 children with her British husband, Sacha Baron Cohen?
Isla Fisher.
5: Where was one of the world's highest-paid actresses, Nicole Kidman, born?
Hawaii, USA.
6: Who is the highest-selling female Australian artist of all time?
Kylie Minogue.
7: Which Prison-Break star holds triple British-Irish-Australian citizenship and was raised in Australia from the age of 2?
Dominic Purcell.

Fascinating Facts about Australia Trivia Questions and Answers

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Ready to find out some fascinating facts about Australia?

This Australia trivia round is where it’s at!

How much beer is consumed here, how many sheep per person is there, and where is the cleanest air in the world?

Find out all the interesting information about this beautiful country to learn how incredibly unique it really is right here. 

Here we go!

1: Australia is the only English-speaking country to have made what compulsory during elections?
Voting!
2: Western Australia is 3 and a half times bigger than which US state?
Texas.
3: The most prolonged period of extreme heat (above 37.7 C.) was recorded in Marble Bar from 1923 to 1924. How long did this period last?
160 days.
4: Which Australian island state has the cleanest air in the world?
Tasmania.
5: What type of marsupial is there more of in Australia than there are people in Australia?
Kangaroo.
6: Which Australian city has the largest Greek population outside Greece?
Melbourne.
7: How many liters of beer does the average Aussie consume per year?
96.
8: How many sheep are there for every one person in Australia?
8.
9: What percentage of Australia is native vegetation?
91%
10: Out of the world's 25 most venomous snakes, how many are native to Australia?
21.
11: What is the official national sport of Australia?
There isn't one!

More Australia Trivia Fun – Video Quiz

That’s the end of this Australia trivia, but before you rush off to get a cold one, there’s more fun trivia to play here:

Thank you for playing this Australia trivia; I’m sure you can agree this is indeed a fascinating country! See you again soon for more trivia fun!

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