Australia is a country in the southern hemisphere, consisting geographically of the world's smallest continent (also called Australia), the large island of Tasmania, and several smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Politically, Australia is divided into six states and two major territories, as well as several lesser territories. The capital city of Australia is Canberra, but its largest city is Sydney.
Magical Games and Sports
- Quidditch was made popular here by the 17th century wizards who visited here to study plants, and played in their free time.
- Quidditch is believed to have become popular in Australia in the 18th century. Because large parts of the Australian outback is remote and uninhabited, they make ideal locations for Quidditch pitches.
- Thundelarra is home of the Thundelarra Thunderers, who have dominated the Australian Quidditch League. The Australian Quidditch League also includes teams from other countries of Oceania.
- Woollongong is home to the Woollongong Warriors.
- Australia also has its own National Quidditch team and National Quidditch Stadium.
Magical Beasts and Beings
- Gilderoy Lockhart claimed to have defeated the Wagga Wagga Werewolf. Wagga Wagga is an inland city/town in Australia
- The Billywig is native to Australia. A real legend exists in Australia about a beast with a similar name, the Bunyip.
- The Antipodean Opaleye is a dragon breed native to New Zealand though it is said to have migrated to Australia when room is scarce in its native land.
- Hermione Granger, in an effort to protect her Muggle parents from Lord Voldemort, altered their memories to give them different identities making them want to move to Australia. Mr. and Mrs. Granger stayed there temporarily under the aliases Wendell and Monica Wilkins until the Second Wizarding War ended and Hermione restored their memories.
Behind the scenes
- Nina Young who plays the Grey Lady is an Australian actress.
- In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Ludo Bagman put off searching for employee, Bertha Jorkins as he believed that she misread a map and ended up in Australia rather than Albania.
Locations in Australia
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (Seen on flag)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Seen on television)
- Quidditch Through the Ages