Australian Trivia Questions and Answers

Australian Trivia Questions and Answers

1. How many states are there in Australia?
Answer : 6 stares (Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, New south wales, Western Australia and South Australia)

2. How many senators are there in Australian Parliament?
Answer : 76

3. What two animals are features on the Australian coat of arms?
Answer : Kangaroo and Emu

4. In what year were the colonies united into a federation of states?
Answer : 1901

5. Which constellation is depicted on the Australian flag?
Answer : The Southern Cross

6. What is a bushman’s clock?
Answer : A kookaburra laughing

7. What types of mines do you find in Coober Pedy, South Australia?
Answer : Opal mines

8. What worldwide pandemic killed more than 12,000 Australians in 1919?
Answer : Spanish Flu

9. Which former Australian Prime Minister set a beer drinking world record?
Answer : Bob Hawke – drinking 2.5 pints in 11 sec

10. What was the first album to sell more than one million copies in Australia?
Answer : Whispering Jack by John Farnham

11. Who is “Matilda” in the Banjo Patterson song Waltzing Matilda?
Answer : Swag

12. In what year did Vegemite appear on Australian supermarket shelves?
Answer : 1923

13. What is the name of Australia’s largest cattle station?
Answer : Anna Creek Station

14. Which iconic Australian landmark is the world’s largest war memorial?
Answer : The Great Ocean Road

15. What is the national flower of Australia?
Answer : Golden Wattle

16. In what year was Paul Keating elected as Prime Minister?
Answer : 1991

17. What was the name of the architect of the Sydney Opera House?
Answer : Jorn Utzon. He was Danish

18. What is the more common slang term for fish frighteners?
Answer : Budgie smugglers

19. In what year did the Eureka (Rebellion) Stockade occur in the goldfields of Ballarat?
Answer : 1854

20. What percentage of Australia is classified as a desert?
Answer : 35%

21. Who is Australia’s head of state?
Answer : The Queen

22. The Australian swimmer Jacqueline Freney won how many gold medals at the 2012 summer Paralympics?
Answer : 8

23. The Knights are a National Rugby League franchise based in which city?
Answer : Newcastle

24. By total area, Australia is the … largest country in the world?
Answer : Sixth

25. Before being named Melbourne, what was the city know as?
Answer : Batmania

26. What is the traditional name of the natural landmark known as the Olgas?
Answer : Kata Tjuta

27. When is Australia Day?
Answer : 26th January

28. Which Aussie promised to “Go all the way with LBJ”?
Answer : Prime Minister Harold Holt

29. Australia has the greatest number of types of any country, with 755 species.
Answer : Reptiles

30. Which of the following oceans in not bordered by Australia?
Answer : The Atlantic Ocean

31. Along with the kangaroo, which animal can be found only in Australia?
Answer : Koala

32. Which kind of landscape account for more than 40 per cent of Australia?
Answer : Desert

33. Which is the capital city of Australia?
Answer : Canberra

34. Where was the first Australian Lifesaving club founded?
Answer : Bondi Beach (1906)

35. Which Australian Island is the largest sand island in the world?
Answer : Fraser Island (stretches over 120km!)

36. Which national park is jointly managed by the Australian government and the traditional owners?
Answer : Kakadu National Park

37. When an Aussie says: “I am knackered”, what does it mean?
Answer : He is tired

38. Which natural structure located in central Australia is called “Uluru” by indigenous people?
Answer : Ayers Rock

39. There are five countries larger than Australia – Name one of them?
Answer : Brazil, Canada, China, Russia and the USA

40. Which two cities in Australia used to host the Olympic Games?
Answer : Sydney and Melbourne

41. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia to commemorate soldiers in which war?
Answer : World War I

42. If you visited a different Australian beach every day, how long would it take to visit them all?
Answer : 29 Years

43. How many time zones are there in Australia?
Answer : Three

Read More Topics
Trivia Questions and Answers
GK questions with answers of United States
Canada trivia questions and answers
United States history questions and answers

About the author

Santhakumar Raja

Hi, This blog is dedicated to students to stay update in the education industry. Motivates students to become better readers and writers.

View all posts

Leave a Reply