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The first inhabitants of Australia were the Aborigines, who migrated there at least 40,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. There may have been between a half million to a full million Aborigines at the time of European settlement; today about 350,000 live in Australia.

 Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish ships sighted Australia in the 17th century; the Dutch landed at the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1606. In 1616 the territory became known as New Holland. The British arrived in 1688, but it was not until Captain James Cook's voyage in 1770 that Great Britain claimed possession of the vast island, calling it New South Wales. A British penal colony was set up at Port Jackson (what is now Sydney) in 1788, and about 161,000 transported English convicts were settled there until the system was suspended in 1839.

Australia Embassy & Consulates Worldwide

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world. In Australia, there are thousand of famous tourist spots in top destinations in Australia. You have your own reason to travel to and from Australia.

When you plan to visit Australia from a country abroad, you must have a valid Australia passport and you must have taken a valid visa to Australia. For obtaining a Australia visa you have to visit the Australia embassy and consulates.