Western Australia is one of the most ancient lands on the planet.
There is a lot of history to explore – from 3.5 billion-year-old living fossils, to more than 40,000 years of Aboriginal history and four centuries of European influence.
Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, the Great Australian Bight and Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia’s largest state with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres (976,790 sq mi), and the second-largest country subdivision in the world – however, a significant part of it is sparsely populated. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants, around 11% of the national total. 92% of the population lives in the south-west corner of the state.
|Visa requirements||Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Consulate. You can also apply for certain types of visas online. Tourist visas A tourist visa is for people visiting Australia for holidays, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons. This includes visiting relatives and friends, or for other short-term non-work purposes. There are a number of tourist visas available for people wishing to visit Australia as a tourist. There are a number of visa options available to tourists, including the Tourist Visa, Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) and eVisitor. These visa options can allow for stays of up to three, six or twelve months. Visas are available from Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates and online. The ETA and eVisitor can be applied for online.To find the most suitable visa, check eligibility, or find out about visa extensions, visit the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.|
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