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Airports with
paved runways
(2010)
total
over 3,047 m
2,438 to 3,047 m
1,524 to 2,437 m
914 to 1,523 m
under 914 m
326
11
13
148
140
14
Airports with
unpaved runways
(2010)
total
1,524 to 2,437 m
914 to 1,523 m
under 914 m
139
17
110
12
Heliports
(2010)
1
Railways
 
total
broad gauge
standard gauge
narrow gauge
dual gauge
38,445 km (2010)
3,355 km 1.600-m gauge (2010)
21,674 km 1.435-m gauge (650 km electrified) (2010)
9,539 km 1.067-m gauge (2,067 km electrified) (2010)
230 km dual gauge  (2006)
Roadways
 (2004)
total
paved
unpaved
812,972 km
341,448 km
471,524 km
Ports and
terminals
Brisbane, Dampier, Fremantle, Gladstone, Hay Point, Melbourne, Newcastle,
Port Hedland, Port Kembla, Port Walcott, Sydney
Waterways
(2006)
2,000 km
(mainly used for recreation on Murray and Murray-Darling river systems)
Merchant
marine
(2010)
total 45 ships
by type bulk carrier 10, cargo 8, liquefied gas 4, passenger 6, passenger/cargo 6, petroleum tanker 6, roll on/roll off 5
foreign-owned 20
(Canada 7, Germany 2, Netherlands 1, Norway 1, Singapore 2, UK 5, US 2)
registered
in other countries
29
(Dominica 1, Fiji 2, Liberia 2, Marshall Islands 1, Netherlands 1, NZ 1, Panama 5, Singapore 11, Tonga 1, UK 1, US 1, Vanuatu 2)
Pipelines
 
condensate / gas
gas
liquid petroleum gas
oil
oil / gas / water
469 km (2007)
27,900 km (2010)
240 km (2010)
3,257 km (2010)
110 km (2007)

Updated August 2011. You may notice that we show information from a variety of dates. We are unable to find the same type of information for more recent dates than what we show here. The information provided above is for entertainment purposes only. For more information, please visit any of the Australian government websites and the CIA World Fact Book

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