Australia is the largest nation in Oceania. It covers a total area of 7,741,220 sq km and has an estimated 2013 population of 22,015,576. Canberra is the capital of Australia.
As with all larger land masses the climate varies greatly. The Australian climate is in general arid to semiarid, temperate climate in the south and east and a tropical climate in the north.
Australia is the seventh largest wine producer in the world. South Australia is the largest area with 48% under vine.
New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territor are Australia's wine growing regions.
|Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology|
|Australian Vine Improvement Association|
|Australian Wine Research Institute|
|Canberra District Wines|
|Consumer and Business Services|
|Department of Agricultural, Fisheries and Forestry|
|Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia|
|Department of Treasury and Finance, Tasmania|
|Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation|
|Liquor and Gaming Licensing Database South Australia|
|New South Wales Wine Industry|
|New South Wales Governement Licensing Service|
|Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation|
|Queensland Wine Industry Association|
|South Australian Wine Industry Association|
|Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation|
|Western Australia Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor|
|West Australia Licensing Database|
|Wine Industry Association of Western Australia|
|Winemakers' Federation of Australia|