Communications & Transportation in Australia

Telephones - main lines in use
10.54 million (2011)
rank:
20
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Telephones - mobile cellular
24.49 million (2011)
rank:
40
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Telephone system
general assessment:
excellent domestic and international service
domestic:
domestic satellite system; significant use of radiotelephone in areas of low population density; rapid growth of mobile telephones
international:
country code - 61; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3 optical telecommunications submarine cable with links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; the Southern Cross fiber optic submarine cable provides links to New Zealand and the United States; satellite earth stations - 19 (10 Intelsat - 4 Indian Ocean and 6 Pacific Ocean, 2 Inmarsat - Indian and Pacific Ocean regions, 2 Globalstar, 5 other) (2007)
Broadcast media
the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) runs multiple national and local radio networks and TV stations, as well as Australia Network, a TV service that broadcasts throughout the Asia-Pacific region and is the main public broadcaster; Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), a second large public broadcaster, operates radio and TV networks broadcasting in multiple languages; several large national commercial TV networks, a large number of local commercial TV stations, and hundreds of commercial radio stations are accessible; cable and satellite systems are available (2008)
Internet country code
.au
Internet hosts
16.952 million (2010)
rank:
7
Internet users
15.81 million (2009)
rank:
25
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Airports
467 (2012)
rank:
18
Airports - with paved runways
total:
333
over 3,047 m:
11
2,438 to 3,047 m:
13
1,524 to 2,437 m:
146
914 to 1,523 m:
149
under 914 m:
14 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
134
1,524 to 2,437 m:
19
914 to 1,523 m:
101
under 914 m:
14 (2012)
Heliports
1 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 27,900 km; liquid petroleum gas 240 km; oil 3,257 km; oil/gas/water 1 km (2010)
Railways
total:
38,445 km
rank:
7
broad gauge:
3,355 km 1.600-m gauge
standard gauge:
21,674 km 1.435-m gauge (650 km electrified)
narrow gauge:
9,539 km 1.067-m gauge (2,067 km electrified); 3,877 km 1.000-m gauge (2008)
Roadways
total:
818,356 km (2004)
rank:
9
Waterways
2,000 km (mainly used for recreation on Murray and Murray-Darling river systems) (2011)
rank:
43
Merchant marine
total:
41
rank:
75
by type:
bulk carrier 8, cargo 7, liquefied gas 4, passenger 6, passenger/cargo 6, petroleum tanker 5, roll on/roll off 5
foreign-owned:
17 (Canada 5, Germany 2, Singapore 2, South Africa 1, UK 5, US 2)
registered in other countries:
25 (Bahamas 1, Dominica 1, Fiji 2, Liberia 1, Netherlands 1, Panama 4, Singapore 12, Tonga 1, UK 1, US 1) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Brisbane, Cairns, Dampier, Darwin, Fremantle, Gladstone, Geelong, Hay Point, Hobart, Jervis Bay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Port Adelaide, Port Dalrymple, Port Hedland, Port Kembla, Port Lincoln, Port Walcott, Sydney
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