Transport and infrastructure in Australia

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of Australia with the average of all countries in the Australian continent. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 873,573 km. Theoretically, this is 34.44 meter for each of the 25.36 millions inhabitants of the country. Australia hereby ranks 14th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 1.31 meters of railway tracks per person Australia come 5th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 25,760 km long coastline.

Airports in Australia

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Australia (Country)


Australia (Continent)

  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 873,600 km34,441.04 km112.85 m 967,800 km31,956.01 km120.84 m
Railroads 33,300 km1,314.56 km4.31 m 37,500 km1,237.84 km4.68 m
Waterways 2,000 km78.85 km0.26 m 2,000 km66.04 km0.25 m
Commercial harbors 57922.830.000 69222.850.000
Airports 41816.480.054 54417.960.000