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The Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the southern hemisphere of Earth comprising the mainland of the world's smallest continent: "Oceania", the major island of Tasmania and a number of islands in the Southern, Indian and Pacific Oceans. The neighbouring countries are Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the French dependency of New Caledonia to the north-east, and New Zealand to the south-east. Its capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. It is currently the location of the HIGHCOM Security Committee Headquarters.

The Location of Australia on Earth.



The Australian mainland has been inhabited for more than 42,000 years by Indigenous Australians. After sporadic visits by fishermen from the north and by European explorers and merchants starting in the 17th century, the eastern half of Australia was claimed by the British in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation as part of the colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788. As the population grew and new areas were explored, another five largely self-governing Crown Colonies were established during the 19th century.

On 1 January 1901, the six colonies became a federation, and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Since federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system and remains a Commonwealth Realm. The capital city is Canberra, located in the Australian Capital Territory. The population is 21 million, and is concentrated in the mainland state capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide Darwin and Hobart in Tasmania.

During the Human-Covenant War, Australia, or at least one of its cities, suffered extensive damage.[1]

United Nations Space Command

The UNSC has many bases and facilities in Australia, namely, HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6, where the members of the UNSC Security Committee gather, and the Sydney Synthetic Intellect Institute in Sydney, as well as the ONI Ordnance Testing Facility B5D at Swanbourne, Perth.


  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
  • Australian Capital Territory


  1. Halo: Uprising, Issue Two
Known Human Nations
Africa Arab Republic of Egypt | Republic of Kenya | United Republic of Tanzania
Asia Afghanistan | China | Japan | Korea | Mongolia | Pakistan
Europe Federal Republic of Germany | Greece | Malta | Switzerland | Scandinavian bloc | Unified German Republic | United Kingdom (England and Wales · Scotland)
Americas North: | United Republic of North America | Canada | United States of America | Mexico | Republic of Cuba | South: Republic of Chile
Oceania Australia
Colonies Aigburth | Katagalugan
Italics indicate defunct states
Continents on Earth
Africa | Antarctica | Oceania | Eurasia | North America | South America

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