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Australian States and Territories Quiz

Name the 8 Australian states and territories.
Not counting external territories or the Jarvis Bay territory
Last updated: November 04, 2018
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State or Territory
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia
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level 33
Apr 9, 2012
Finally! This proves I've gotten them down. My Aussie friend is so proud of me right now.
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level 20
Apr 17, 2012
If only QLD would be accepted, I will finish it all way faster XD!
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level 14
Nov 3, 2012
Needs to be VIC for Victoria and QLD for queensland
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level 53
Oct 13, 2018
I'd accept QLD, but VIC is a very different abbreviation.
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level 33
Dec 5, 2012
Why don't you add the other territories? * Norfolk Island * Christmas Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands * Ashmore and Cartier Islands * Australian Antarctic Territory * Coral Sea Islands * Heard Island and McDonald Islands * Jervis Bay Territory Would make it more challenging. NT and ACT aren't the only territories.
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level 14
Jan 21, 2013
Can I alert you to the instructions saying "NOT INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES."
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level 48
Mar 12, 2013
Should have a quiz with these maybe, way too easy without.
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level 52
Jul 6, 2015
Jervis Bay isn't an external territory.
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level 68
Dec 15, 2017
Not only is it not external, it's a part of ACT. Beautiful place too.
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level 53
May 22, 2018
Zola, I found a quiz: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/205131/australian-states-and-territories-no-exceptions
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level 33
Jan 12, 2014
they should include Jervis Bay Territory considering its technically not an external territory
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level 66
Jan 29, 2018
It is part of the Australian Capital Territory, was given to them by New South Wales to give them access to the ocean so that a naval base could be established on there.
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level 33
Mar 21, 2018
It is not part of the ACT, except in the sense that all territories are part of the federal government, essentially being stateless.
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level 42
Jan 26, 2015
The Australian Antarctic territory has no effect over the land
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level 40
Dec 25, 2012
Heehee... this was soooo easy. For an Aussie anyway. Hey, wanna bet we can write down our states quicker than you Americans can write down yours. ;)
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level 46
Feb 15, 2018
I bet I, the Canadian, can write down my states faster than you write down yours.
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level 28
Dec 27, 2012
SOOO Easy! Never been to Australia but got 100 percent with 1:27 to go. Tripped up on Australian Capital Territory for a while, but still made it through! WOOT!
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level 51
Jan 23, 2014
how do you get a map?
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level 22
Mar 7, 2014
Quizmaster
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level 15
May 7, 2014
Haha I have no idea why I took this quiz, considering im Aussie. Free points I guess :D
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level 21
May 27, 2014
The Canadian gets it perfect.
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level 58
Nov 10, 2014
1:45 to go
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level 75
Jan 26, 2015
This American tried Capital Territory and Australian Capital but still missed it. So close.
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level 48
Jan 27, 2015
A bit more leniency on the Australian Capital Territory would be nice... I guessed AC Region.
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level 45
Jan 27, 2015
How is Tasmania the highest? As a Tasmanian I'm quite surprised...
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level 71
Apr 1, 2015
Because we are clearly the most important state, Mr Gecko!
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level 59
Nov 26, 2016
Cos that's where the devil comes from.
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level 36
Mar 3, 2015
Easy as 2+2
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level 21
Aug 1, 2015
I only got 3 and I live in Australia for over 6 year!
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level 18
Sep 12, 2015
100% with 1:37 remaining!
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level 44
Nov 11, 2015
all with 1min 37sec to go
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level 48
Feb 27, 2016
Haha used acronyms for all but 3
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level 52
Apr 29, 2016
I got all except "Australian Captial Territory!" However, Northern Territory took be a while because I kept guessing "North Territories" or "Northern Territories." I think those type-ins should be accepted.
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level 67
Sep 21, 2016
I did the same. Please accept territories for territory
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level 60
Jan 28, 2018
Why? It is not correct.
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level 66
Jan 29, 2018
There is only one territory in the Northern Territory, why should the plural form be accepted?
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level 39
Sep 14, 2016
Please accept Tasmania for the Capital Territory.
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level 49
Apr 27, 2017
Those are completly different things
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level 58
Nov 22, 2017
Must be a Tazmanian.
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level 59
Dec 15, 2016
Only missed Victoria, had trouble with ACT but I finally remembered the name, thought it was just Canberra.
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level 39
Feb 17, 2017
0:44 remaining
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level 36
Apr 6, 2017
Can you make "capital" work for the capital territory?
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level 67
Apr 10, 2017
Why?
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level 46
Apr 11, 2017
Jervis Bay Territory. Not Jarvis.
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level 66
Jan 26, 2018
Yup. Note at the top of the quiz needs to be changed to fix this.
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level 45
Jul 30, 2017
100% with 1:30 left, mates!
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level 29
Oct 20, 2017
Can you please add the official abbreviations?
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level 24
Nov 16, 2017
Got it in 6 seconds by putting Queensland in copy-paste clipboard, typing NSW, ACT, WA, NT, SA, Tasmania, Victoria then hitting Paste to load in Queensland.
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level 67
Nov 21, 2017
What a lot of messing around just to cheat!
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level 58
Nov 22, 2017
I get the push for stating the "exact names," thus not allowing Canberra for Australian Capital Territory, but come on. On the U.S. States quiz, you don't have to type 'The State of ..." Plus, in most cases, Canberra and Australian Capital Territory are synonymous. The official demonym for the Australian Capital Territory is literally Canberran (look it up). Please be more lenient, at least in this case.
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level 66
Jan 29, 2018
You have got to be kidding me that Canberra and ACT are synonymous.
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level 79
Jan 26, 2018
Too Australia-centric.
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level 65
Jan 26, 2018
If we were an American state, Trump would be our President, and we could all shoot ourselves.
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level 53
Jan 26, 2018
If "NSW", "ACT", "WA", "SA", "NT" all work, can you not make "QLD" an acceptable answer, as this is a commonly used abbreviation?
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level 75
Jan 26, 2018
Aussies, I'm curious, why didn't the mainland territories become states, and will they in the future?
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level 38
Jan 27, 2018
The ACT was specifically created so that our capital city wouldn't be in one of the states. The Northern Territory has too low a population density to support itself as a state. The top answer on Quora has a good explanation: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Northern-Territory-not-a-state
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level 53
Jan 27, 2018
Never heard of the Australian Capital Territory- not sure if that's because it wasn't around when I was at school or I just wasn't paying attention- I did try Canberra though. Got the rest with no problems.
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level 69
Mar 8, 2018
The ACT was founded in 1911, though its creation is mandated in the Australian constitution (Section 125, if my memory serves me correctly), which provides that territory should be set aside for a national capital, outside any of the states. It took two years after NSW transferred land to the Commonwealth Government for that purpose for Canberra to be founded in 1913. Most people probably think of Canberra and the ACT as synonymous. Population-wise, that's more or less true, but Canberra only occupies about the northern third of the territory of the ACT, the rest being bushland.
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level 8
May 7, 2018
gay.
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level 24
Sep 12, 2018
8/8 with 1:54 left