Australia (continent)

continent in the Earth's Southern Hemisphere

The continent of Australia is the land mass which sit on Australia's continental plate. This includes mainland Australia, Tasmania, and the island of New Guinea. It is in the geographical region of Oceania.[1]

The continent is sometimes known in technical contexts by the names Sahul, Australinea or Meganesia to distinguish it from the country of Australia.


  1. Agency, Digital Transformation. "The Australian continent". the-australian-continent. Retrieved 2021-04-30. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)[permanent dead link]