List of cities in Australia by population

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This list of Australian cities by population provides rankings of Australian cities according to various systems defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.wikipedia
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AUSAustralianCommonwealth of Australia
This list of Australian cities by population provides rankings of Australian cities according to various systems defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney.


Sydney, AustraliaSydney, New South WalesSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.


Melbourne, AustraliaMelbourne, VictoriaGreater Melbourne
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.


Brisbane, QueenslandBrisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Queensland, Australia
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.


Perth, Western AustraliaPerth, AustraliaPerth CBD
It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.06 million living in Greater Perth.


Adelaide, South AustraliaAdelaide, AustraliaAdelaide metropolitan area
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.


Queensland, AustraliaQLDState of Queensland
The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city.

Gold Coast, Queensland

Gold CoastGold Coast, AustraliaThe Gold Coast
With a estimated population of 679,127, at June 2018 (including 76,779 in the adjacent Tweed Valley of New South Wales), the Gold Coast is the sixth-largest city in Australia, making it the largest non-capital city, and Queensland's second-largest city.


Canberra, AustraliaCanberra, Australian Capital TerritoryCanberra, ACT
Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall.


Wollongong, New South WalesWollongong, New South Wales, AustraliaWollongong, Australia
Wollongong had an estimated urban population of 302,739 at June 2018, making it the third-largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the tenth-largest city in Australia.


Cairns, QueenslandCairns, AustraliaCairns, Queensland, Australia
The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland and ranks 14th overall in Australia.


Rockhampton, QueenslandNorth RockhamptonRockhampton, QLD
The population of Rockhampton in June 2018 was 78,592, making it the fourth-largest city in the state outside of the cities of South East Queensland, and the 22nd-largest city in Australia.

Launceston, Tasmania

LauncestonPort DalrympleLaunceston, TAS
With a population of 87,328, Launceston is the second most populous city in Tasmania after the state capital, Hobart, and the twelfth-largest non-capital city in Australia.

Newcastle, New South Wales

NewcastleNewcastle, AustraliaNewcastle, NSW
Newcastle is often quoted as being the seventh largest city in Australia.

Central Coast (New South Wales)

Central CoastCentral Coast, New South WalesNew South Wales Central Coast
The City of Central Coast has an estimated population of 333,627 as of June 2018, growing at 1% pa. making it the third-largest urban area in New South Wales and the ninth-largest urban area in Australia.

Sunbury, Victoria

SunburyBoardman StadiumCity of Sunbury
Sunbury's population was recorded as being 25,086 in the 2001 census, and is estimated at approximately 34,000 in 2006, making it the 38th largest urban centre by population in Australia.

City of Townsville

Townsville City CouncilTownsvilleTownsville Municipal Council
It currently has a population of 186,757 residents, and is the [[List of cities in Australia by population#50 largest local government areas by population|28th-largest LGA]] in Australia.

Local government in Australia

local government areaLGAlocal government areas
Local government areas (LGAs) are the main units of local government in Australia.
In most cases, when a city's population statistics are used, it is the statistical division population rather than the local government area.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ABSBureau of Census and StatisticsBureau of Statistics
This list of Australian cities by population provides rankings of Australian cities according to various systems defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Metropolitan area

Metrop. regionmetropolitanmetropolitan areas
In Australia, the population of the GCCSA/SUA is the most-often quoted figure for that city's population, though these correspond to the more common and international usage of metropolitan areas.