Maps Page on Australia


  1. Physical/Political
  2. Climate
  3. Culture
  4. Natural
  5. Other


Australia Map

This is a political map showing the individual states of Australia as well as labeling the bodies of water surrounding the continent. Also present are the city names, landform names, and shows the different rivers of Australia. Notice how most of all the cities are along the coasts, especially the eastern coastline including the major cities of Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. (

This shaded relief map shows the landforms of Australia as well as the political aspects of the country like state names and cities. The legend also points out that means of transportation like roads and railways are also present. The presence of parts of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea give some relation to where the country is in the world. The lines of latitude and longitude also point at where the in the world Australia is. The only real downside to this map is the fact that some of the type is small. (


Satellites have helped out in the world with mapping, and this map is made of satellite images. The borders are drawn in to show the states and the cities are easily deciphered with big print. Bodies of water are also clearly labeled, however the lines of latitude and longitude really cannot be read. The roads on this map are also drawn in. (

This is another form of a physical map, except all the landforms are color coded and drawn in. The good thing is all the landforms are named and can be easily read as well as all the bodies of water, states, and cities. Although this map lacks a legend to discern the types of landscape, they can be figured out by reading the map. Dark green represents mountain ranges, light green signifies lowland areas, and the tan colors are deserts. (


The average temperature for the year 2006 can be seen easily on this map. The colors can easily been seen and you can tell what they represent by the legible key on the right-side of the map. The coastal areas appear to be cooler year-round and the interior is warmer due to the deserts that lie within the country as seen on the physical maps. (

This map from the Australian Government shows the average rainfall for part of June in 2004. Like the above map, the legend on the right side of the map clearly shows the amount of precipitation for the designated time period. Since the seasons are reversed in Australian due to being in the southern hemisphere, the current month is in the wet season. (


This is a population density map for Australia. This map clearly shows that the coastal areas are more populated than the interior. There are even parts around the deserts that have from 0 to .1 people per every 2.5 square miles indicated a spot where no one really lives. The major cities stand out by the red dots that appear on the east and west side of the country. The cities that stand out are Perth on the west coast, and Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane on the east from south to north. (

This map points out the Aboriginal tribes that existed in Australia in 1836 and their locations. The downside to this map is the small type that appears here. This map came from the Australian Governmentís atlas which is full of different historical and physical maps. Australian was first discovered in 1606 but wasnít colonized until 1788. Around the time of this map, 1836, the states were beginning to appear as separate colonies and the Aborigine populations began to decline. (


This map shows the location of natural gas in the country. Notice along the north and west coasts that there is the presence of offshore drilling. This is also present down in the southeast by Melbourne. Another thing that is present is the location of pipelines. Another thing of interest is the percentages of natural gas the area produces is labeled next to the region. Over half of the natural gas produced is from the Carnarvon Basin on the west coast north of Perth. (

This interesting map shows how much salt is in the ground according to this Dryland Salinity Risk map. Even though numbers arenít assigned to show how much salt is in the soil, the colors show the different amounts clearly. The south appears to have a major problem with salted earth but the desert areas do not. This could be due to the fact that the interior doesnít border the ocean, which could be a huge contributing factor. ($File/map1.gif)

This is a helpful map to really see the climate areas of Australia. This map shows the different Koeppen Climate Systems that exist in this country. The legend on the right labels the different types and the colors are easily seen. This map also goes into more detail by telling about seasonal conditions really distinguishing climate areas. (


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This interesting map shows how big Australia is in relation to Europe. The map is older with countries like Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia, and even the USSR, but the land hasnít changed drastically since then so the map is still good. This map is just a good one to look at to get a sense of how big Australia is compared to the rest of the world. (

Submitted by Mike Golka, Camren LeFlore, Frank Hebert, Andrew Trent, and Charles Quigley on April 22nd, 2007.