150 Aussie Trivia Questions and Their Answers

How much do you know about the Australian continent? This Big Australia Quiz will help you figure it out. General (Aussie) Understanding, Australian Music, Australian TV, an Australian Film Photo Round, Australian Cuisine, Australian Wildlife, Australian Film Stars, Australian Geographic, Aussie Terminology, and Notable Australians are among the ten parts that will expand your understanding across several areas.

They may be used as a single sizeable Australian quiz or divided into ten independent examinations in Australia. Each contains 10-15 Australian quiz questions and answers at the bottom of the page (this does not imply you can go directly to the finish).

General Aussie Knowledge

  1. Which of the following constellations is shown on the Australian flag? Southerly Cross
  2. What are the two creatures seen on the Australian coat of arms? Kangaroo and Emu (Bonus Point Answer: because they are the only two Australian creatures that can’t walk backward and hence represent the country’s constant forward motion)
  3. What is the name of the largest cattle station in Australia? Anna Creek Station (located in South Africa and more extensive than the country of Israel!)
  4. Which of these renowned Australian landmarks serves as the world’s largest war memorial? The famous Great Ocean Road
  5. How much of Australia is categorised as a desert? a third 
  6. What is the traditional name for The Olgas, a natural landmark? Kata Tjuta (which means “many heads”) is a spiritual location for the Aboriginal people.
  7. Where did the first Australian Lifesaving Club get its start? Bondi Beach (in 1906)
  8. Which Australian island has the world’s most oversized sand island? Fraser Island (which spans nearly 120 kilometres!)
  9. Name one of the five countries that are larger than Australia. Brazil, Canada, China, Russia, and the United States
  10. How long would it take to see all of Australia’s beaches if you went to a new one every day? There are 10,685 recognised beaches after 29 years.
  11. Which latitude line passes across Australia? Capricorn Tropic
  12. What kinds of mines may be found in Coober Pedy? Mine of Opal
  13. Who is the Prime Minister of Australia? The Queen of England
  14. How many time zones does Australia have? 3
  15. When is Australia Day celebrated? January 26th

Australian Music Round

  1. Which famous Aussie song begins, “Baby! “You were always going to be the one.” Run to Paradise (composed by Choirboys)
  2. In 1997, which Australian band won ten ARIA awards? Garden of Savages
  3. Which Australian musical instrument is claimed to be the world’s oldest? Digeridoo
  4. Who sung about riding in a “fried-out Combie”? Working Men (in the song Down Under)
  5. What is the hometown of country musician Keith Urban? Caboolture
  6. What was the name of the first public performance in Sydney Opera House? Warfare and Peace
  7. Crowded House hails from which city? Melbourne
  8. Which Australian band’s debut album was Frogstomp? Silverchair
  9. ‘Riptide,’ a 2013 Indie smash, was performed by who? Joy, Vance
  10. What was the title of AC/most DC’s successful album? Return to Black
  11. Which Australian band was the first to reach No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart in 1964? The Seekers
  12. “That’s how it’s going to be, little darlin” – Identify the Singer and the Song. The Horses, Darryl Braithwaite
  13. Which worldwide rock musician is widely regarded as having delivered the WORST Grand Final pre-game spectacle ever in 2011? Meatloaf
  14. Helen Porter Mitchell was the birth name of which famous Australian singer? Nellie Melba, Dame
  15. What did a ‘Working Class Man’ look like? Barnes, Jimmy

Aussie Tv Round

  1. Which famous on-screen pair performed an off-screen duet on the song ‘Especially For You’? Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue
  2. What is the title of the true-crime drama series on Australia’s gangland past? Underbelly
  3. Where is the setting of Home & Away? Summertime Bay
  4. ‘Not Happy Jan’ has become a part of the Australian language, but what product was being sold when they delivered this now-iconic statement? The Yellow Book
  5. Which TV program is famous for the line “It’s nice. It’s distinct. It’s unique.” Kim and Kath
  6. What animal is the well-known cartoon character Blinky Bill from the 1990s? Koala
  7. Which TV sketch program starred Rebel Wilson? The Wedge
  8. What was the identity of ‘The Crocodile Hunter?’ Irwin, Steve
  9. Who is the host of the game show Family Feud? Denyer, Grant
  10. Which Neighbours’ character has featured in most episodes? Robinson, Paul
  11. Where did Blue Heelers take place? Mount Thomas
  12. What is the location of the ‘Yummy Mummies’? Melbourne
  13. How many Offspring seasons are there? 7
  14. Which television show is based on the fictional farm Drover’s Run? Daughters of McLeod
  15. What TV show do you watch if Harold Gribble is the antagonist? Twist and Turn

Aussie Movie Stars 

  1. What state is ‘Red Dog’ situated in? Western Australia (WA)
  2. What was the first Australian film ever produced? The Kelly Gang’s Story
  3. What is the name of Wolf Creek’s serial killer? Taylor, Mick (Bonus Question + Answer: Which real-life serial murderer inspired the film? Milat, Ivan)
  4. List the five movies directed by Baz Lurhmann (1 point for each). A few examples are Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliette, Moulin Rouge, Australia, and The Great Gatsby.
  5. What is the total number of Hemsworth Brothers? 3
  6. What is the name of the role played by Australian actress Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge? Satine
  7. What is the most successful Australian film of all time? Dundee, Crocodile
  8. Hugh Jackman was born in which Australian city? Sydney
  9. What was the title of Jennifer Kent’s 2014 psychological horror film, which she wrote and directed? The Nameless One
  10. What is the title of the movie based on the novel ‘A Long Way Home’? Lion
  11. Which movie has the sentence “That’ll do, pig, that’ll do”? Babe
  12. In ’10 Things I Hate About You,’ what was the name of Heath Ledger’s character? Verona, Patrick
  13. Which Australian actor immortalises the criminal life of Mark ‘Chopper’ Read on film? Eric Bana’s
  14. In ‘Strictly Ballroom,’ who portrayed Scott Hastings? Mercurio, Paul
  15. In which movie does Mick Molloy attempt to preserve the local bowling alley? Crackerjack

Geography Round

  1. Which is Australia’s largest city in terms of land area? Sydney
  2. What is the total number of states in Australia? (The six states are NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, and WA – the ACT and NT are Territories.)
  3. What is the total number of Federal Territories in Australia? 10 (On the Mainland: Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, and Jervis Bay Territory; External Australian Territories: Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the Coral Sea Islands, the Australian Antarctic Territory, the Heard and McDonald Islands Territory, and Norfolk Island.)
  4. Which is Australia’s longest river? The Murray River
  5. What is Australia’s highest point? Mount McClintock (in the Australian Antarctic Territory) (Half a point if you said Mount Kosciuszko – the highest peak on the continent and located in New South Wales) 
  6. Which is Australia’s largest lake? Eyre Lake
  7. Which state does Queensland not share a border? Western Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania are all viable options.
  8. What is the name of Australia’s well-known underground city? Pedy, Coober Pedy (and is in outback South Australia)
  9. What are the names of the two World Heritage Sites in Queensland that meet? The Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest
  10. What is Australia’s northernmost point? Queensland’s Cape York
  11. Where can find Whitehaven Beach in which archipelago? Whitsunday Islands
  12. What is Australia’s most populous state? New South Wales (NSW)
  13. What is the total number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia? 19
  14. What is Australia’s smallest state capital? Darwin’s theory (Northern Territory)
  15. Where do you think you’d discover the Big Pineapple? Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Aussie Slang Round

  1. What would you wear if you were wearing ‘budgie smugglers’ or ‘fish frighteners’? Men’s (revealing) swimwear, sometimes known as Speedos
  2. What exactly is a bushman’s clock? A kookaburra that laughs
  3. What time does it get at “sparrow’s fart”? early morning
  4. What was Steve Irwin’s well-known catchphrase? Crikey!
  5. What do you name a 4WD that has never been off-road and is generally driven in an inner-city suburb? Tractor Toorak
  6. What am I doing if I give the Aussie Salute? Taking care of the flies
  7. What exactly is a Banana Bender? A resident of Queensland
  8. What exactly does Hard Yakka mean? Work Effort
  9. What exactly does it mean to throw a U-ey? Perform a U-Turn
  10. What does ocker mean in Australian slang? An uneducated person
  11. What exactly are you doing if you’re ‘Bending an Elbow’? Having a beer
  12. What exactly is a triantiwontigongolope? A mythological bug resembles a bunyip.
  13. What am I, if not Pat Malone? Alone
  14. What did I do if I did a Harold Holt? Quickly vanished
  15. What exactly is a Mollydooker? A left-handed person

Australian Attractions Round

  1. Who was responsible for the Sydney Opera House’s design? Joern Utzon (Bonus Point for knowing what inspired the design – an orange)
  2. What is the location of Australia’s most extensive ecosystem? Of 3000 coral reefs, 600 islands, 300 coral cays, and 150 inshore mangrove islands. It is larger than the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Holland combined!) Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef (visible from space) consists.
  3. Who was Australia’s first Prime Minister? Barton, Sir Edmund (Bonus point answer: 1 Jan 1901 to 24 September 1903)
  4. When was ‘Advance Australia Fair’ designated as the National Anthem? 1984
  5. What should you be on the alert for during ‘Swooping Season’? Magpies
  6. What is the name of Australia’s (and the world’s) biggest monocline? Mount Augustus, Washington (NOT Uluru)
  7. Which previous Australian prime minister broke a world record for beer consumption? 2.5 pints in 11 seconds – Bob Hawke
  8. What is the oldest wind instrument in the world? The Digeridoo
  9. What is the name of the train that travels from Sydney to Perth? The Indian Ocean
  10. Which of the following is the minor trophy in sports? The Ruins (Bonus Question: Which sport is used to choose the winner? Cricket)
  11. What are the names of Australia’s most renowned literary and artistic awards? (Two points) The Archibald + Miles Franklin
  12. When was the first Crocodile Dundee movie released? 1986
  13. What was Captain Cook’s ship’s name? The HMS Endeavour
  14. Australia is the world’s sixth-largest wine producer, but which Australian state produces the most? Adelaide, South Australia
  15. Who was the first female winner of the Melbourne Cup? Payne, Michelle

Australian Animals Round

  1. How many of the world’s 25 most dangerous snakes are found in Australia? 21
  2. What Australian animal did the UK believe was a joke? A Platypus (UK scientists mistook the Aussies for having sewn a duck’s beak onto a rat!) (Additionally, which Australian animal IS a prank?) Dropbears
  3. Where can you locate Quokkas in Australia? The island of Rottnest (WA)
  4. What is the length of the enormous saltwater crocodile ever collected in Australia? 6.17 meters (20 ft 3 in) (As a bonus question, what was its name? Lolong)
  5. Is it true or false: Can dingoes bark? False
  6. What is the name of a baby kangaroo? Joey’s
  7. Which leaf accounts for the majority of a Koala’s diet? Leaves of Eucalyptus
  8. What is the collective noun for a swarm of Kangaroos? A gang
  9. True or False: Wombats defecate in squares? True
  10. Which animal was imported to Northern Australia to reduce the beetle population but became a nuisance in its own right? The Cane Toad (Bonus Question: Where did this animal come from? Hawaii)
  11. Huntsman spiders have how many eyes? 8
  12. What is Australia’s (and the world’s) most deadly bird? Cassowary
  13. How many shark species live in the waters near Australia, out of the approximately 400 kinds found worldwide? 180
  14. Camels are native to Australia, true or false. False
  15. What is the most poisonous critter in the Australian ocean? Jellyfish in a Box

Australian Food Round

  1. Which cake is commonly referred to as “Australia’s national cake”? Lamingtons
  2. What exactly are rice bubbles? Cereal for breakfast
  3. What would I be if I were a cylindrical pastry tube packed with veggies (mostly cabbage) and deep-fried? Chico’s Roll
  4. What exactly is a Pie Floater? A beef pie floating in green pea soup (bonus question: which state is it from? South Australia)
  5. What exactly is a snag? A Sausage’s (usually cooked on the barbie)
  6. What is the powdered chocolate drink that both children and adults enjoy? Milo
  7. What legendary party meal is made out of white bread, butter, and hundreds of thousands? The Fairy Bread
  8. What is Australia’s most popular fast-food restaurant? For the sake of argument, Maccas (and it must be Maccas, not McDonald’s)
  9. Which well-known ‘Australian Beer’ is not consumed in Australia? Fosters
  10. What is the name of the single-serve chocolate-covered ice cream sold at Australian movie theatres? Choc-Top
  11. How many are Tim Tam packets used each year? 45,000,000
  12. What is the primary component of Vegemite? Yeast
  13. What colour do you think of when you think of a Monte Carlo? Pink
  14. What exactly is a Damper? Bread from the bush
  15. What is the name of the dish named for Dame Nellie Melba, an Australian opera singer? Melba Peach

Jamie