Because Melbourne & Sydney could not agree on which city should be the capital of Australia, it was decided that neither of them should be, and so a new capital called Canberra would be built in the middle. Decided over a beer. Probably.
With over 10,000 beaches you could visit a new beach every single day for the next 30 years
10% of people surveyed in England thought Australia was farther away than the moon
Australia exports its camels to the Middle East
Melbourne used to be called Batmania, after one of its founders, John Batman.
Bob Hawke set a world record in 1954 for downing 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. 29 years later he became the Prime Minister of Australia.
An Australian man once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay.
Melbourne is considered the sporting capital of the world, as it has more top-level sport available for its citizens than anywhere else