Passport/Visa Requirements: Citizens of Canada and the U.S. need passports and an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), which substitutes for a visa.

Capital: Canberra

Population: 21,262,641

Languages: English and Aboriginal languages

Time Zone: 8-10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight Saving Time is observed in some states from the last Saturday in October to the last Saturday in March.

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts

Phone Codes: 61, country code