Population of Cities in Australia (2018)

5
Over 1 Million
14
100,000 to 1 Million
376
10,000 to 100,000
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Canberra
  • Newcastle
  • Wollongong
  • Logan City
  • Geelong
  • Hobart
  • Townsville
  • Cairns
  • Toowoomba
  • Darwin
  • Rockingham
  • Launceston
  • Bendigo
  • Ballarat
  • Mandurah
  • Mackay
  • Bundaberg
  • Bunbury
  • Maitland
  • Armadale
  • Rockhampton
  • Adelaide Hills
  • South Brisbane
  • Reservoir
  • Tamworth
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Albury
  • Berwick
  • Port Macquarie
  • Queanbeyan
  • Orange
  • Blacktown
  • Shepparton
  • Caloundra
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Werribee
  • Melton
  • Castle Hill
  • Saint Albans
  • Nowra
  • Frankston East
  • Frankston
  • Rowville
  • Warrnambool

Australia's cities are located within its six states: New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and Queesland. Each state's government is led by the Premier, and the parliament of each state can pass laws for anything not controlled by the Commonwealth. Ten Australian territories are located beyond the state borders. The mainland is made up of two territories and an offshore territory, as well as seven territories that are governed by the Commonwealth. Some of the country's external territories, including the Australian Antarctic Territory which covers 42% of Antarctica, are uninhabited.

When the Australian census is taken to get official population numbers and demographics, the national figures cover six states, three territories, Cocos Islands and Christmas Island. The most populous cities are located within New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, while the islands have populations that fall below 5,000 people. Like other countries around the world, Australia has a mix of urban, suburban and rural areas. According to statistics in 2014, around 10% of the population lived in rural towns, showing a decrease from previous years as residents are moving to the bigger cities for job opportunities and immigrants are more apt to move to the larger cities that are found within the country. There is no correlation between the area of states and territories and population. For example, Victoria is the smallest mainland state but is the second most populous, and the area includes one of the country's most populated cities, Melbourne.

Australia has 5 cities with more than a million people, 14 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 376 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Australia is Sydney, with a population of 4,627,345 people.

Sydney

Australia's most populous metropolis boasts the world's largest natural harbor.

4,627,345

Melbourne

Melbourne has been named as the world's most liveable city five times in a row.

4,246,375

Brisbane

Brisbane has a rich history as one of the oldest cities in Australia.

2,189,878

Perth

This world city is the center of the country's mining industry and politics.

1,896,548

Adelaide

This 'most liveable city' is known for food, festivals and stunning beaches.

1,225,235

Gold Coast

Gold Coast is the most populated non-capital city in the country.

591,473

Canberra

Australia's capital city is the largest inland city in the country.

367,752

Newcastle

Newcastle is famous for exporting coal from the largest coal exporting harbor in the world.

308,308

Wollongong

This beautiful city is renowned for its surf beaches and fishing industry, making it a tourist favorite.

292,190

Logan City

Its network of roads and transportation system make this the hub of transport between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

282,673

Name 2018 Population Location
Sydney4,627,345Map
Melbourne4,246,375Map
Brisbane2,189,878Map
Perth1,896,548Map
Adelaide1,225,235Map
Gold Coast591,473Map
Canberra367,752Map
Newcastle308,308Map
Wollongong292,190Map
Logan City282,673Map
Geelong226,034Map
Hobart216,656Map
Townsville196,219Map
Cairns153,075Map
Toowoomba131,258Map
Darwin129,062Map
Rockingham108,022Map
Launceston106,153Map
Bendigo100,617Map
Ballarat97,937Map
Mandurah83,294Map
Mackay74,219Map
Bundaberg70,826Map
Bunbury68,248Map
Maitland67,132Map
Armadale62,296Map
Rockhampton61,724Map
Adelaide Hills60,394Map
South Brisbane60,000Map
Reservoir47,637Map
Tamworth47,597Map
Wagga Wagga46,913Map
Albury45,627Map
Berwick44,779Map
Port Macquarie41,491Map
Queanbeyan40,661Map
Orange39,329Map
Blacktown39,000Map
Shepparton38,773Map
Caloundra38,706Map
Hoppers Crossing38,108Map
Werribee37,737Map
Melton35,490Map
Castle Hill35,389Map
Saint Albans35,091Map
Nowra34,479Map
Frankston34,457Map
Frankston East34,457Map
Rowville34,145Map
Warrnambool33,982Map
Baulkham Hills33,945Map
Albany33,650Map
Mount Waverley33,611Map
St Albans33,511Map
Auburn33,122Map
Bathurst33,110Map
Pakenham South32,911Map
Point Cook32,413Map
Dubbo32,327Map
Epping32,200Map
Wodonga31,605Map
Kalgoorlie31,107Map
Bankstown30,572Map
Mill Park30,517Map
Gladstone30,489Map
Kwinana30,433Map
Lismore30,086Map
Mildura30,016Map
Preston29,925Map
Sunbury29,925Map
Hurstville29,822Map
Narre Warren South28,594Map
Noble Park28,377Map
Southport28,315Map
Kellyville27,971Map
Port Stephens27,531Map
Banora Point27,368Map
Liverpool27,084Map
Doncaster East27,047Map
Croydon26,946Map
Geraldton26,872Map
Maroubra26,538Map
Coffs Harbour26,353Map
Mosman26,236Map
Richmond26,121Map
Narre Warren25,882Map
Randwick25,819Map
Strathfield25,813Map
Bundoora25,709Map
Alice Springs25,186Map
Quakers Hill25,017Map
Palmerston25,000Map
Endeavour Hills25,000Map
Coburg24,977Map
Dandenong24,919Map
Fremantle24,835Map
Ferntree Gully24,724Map
Campsie24,541Map
Kew23,876Map
Hampton Park23,767Map
Canning Vale23,289Map
Glen Iris23,270Map
Mount Gambier23,209Map
Marrickville23,161Map
Northcote22,920Map
Granville22,889Map
Mount Isa22,785Map
Keysborough22,700Map
Armidale22,673Map
Morphett Vale22,602Map
Dianella22,521Map
Forest Lake22,426Map
Mornington22,421Map
Thornlie22,265Map
Ashfield22,000Map
Traralgon21,960Map
Dandenong North21,910Map
Busselton21,898Map
Cabramatta21,783Map
Greystanes21,703Map
Tarneit21,690Map
Maryborough21,501Map
Caboolture21,478Map
Kirwan21,416Map
Langwarrin21,371Map
Carlingford21,364Map
Liverpool21,317Map
Caringbah21,283Map
Brighton21,257Map
Glenferrie21,177Map
Hawthorn South21,177Map
Hawthorn21,177Map
Goulburn20,940Map
Boronia20,825Map
Woodridge20,650Map
Booval20,540Map
Thomastown20,331Map
Cheltenham20,292Map
Punchbowl20,236Map
Prospect20,217Map
Greensborough20,214Map
Gawler20,006Map
Burnie19,972Map
Balwyn North19,968Map
Lalor19,873Map
Brunswick19,867Map
Hornsby19,863Map
St Clair19,837Map
Springvale19,771Map
Wheelers Hill19,753Map
City of Parramatta19,745Map
Craigieburn19,728Map
Whyalla19,645Map
Glenroy19,644Map
Camberwell19,637Map
Malvern East19,593Map
Murray Bridge19,577Map
Echuca19,457Map
Devonport19,317Map
Roxburgh Park19,235Map
Glenmore Park19,200Map
Epping18,969Map
Ballajura18,952Map
Essendon18,852Map
Cherrybrook18,778Map
Altona Meadows18,746Map
Cranbourne18,622Map
Katoomba18,593Map
Surfers Paradise18,501Map
Parramatta18,448Map
Broken Hill18,430Map
Doncaster18,359Map
Eltham18,162Map
Fairfield18,081Map
Morayfield18,020Map
Engadine17,937Map
Eastwood17,865Map
Saint Kilda17,795Map
Highton17,793Map
Mulgrave17,647Map
Forster17,591Map
Wantirna South17,477Map
Dee Why17,463Map
Thornbury17,434Map
Wahroonga17,371Map
Frankston South17,360Map
Wyndham Vale17,304Map
Gosnells17,277Map
Mount Eliza17,248Map
Willetton17,243Map
Carrum Downs17,213Map
North Ryde17,208Map
Mount Martha17,087Map
Wangaratta16,845Map
Sunnybank Hills16,830Map
Cronulla16,754Map
Sunshine West16,743Map
Taree16,621Map
Earlwood16,564Map
Sunnybank16,442Map
South Grafton16,399Map
Cessnock16,393Map
Hillside16,326Map
Westmead16,309Map
Carnegie16,299Map
Nerang16,256Map
Narangba16,223Map
Deer Park16,204Map
Taylors Lakes16,095Map
Deception Bay16,090Map
Umina16,059Map
Seaford16,033Map
Burwood16,030Map
Yagoona16,003Map
West Pennant15,967Map
Paralowie15,872Map
Lilydale15,649Map
Moe15,582Map
Clayton15,543Map
Lara15,520Map
Griffith15,455Map
Bracken Ridge15,355Map
Eight Mile Plains15,322Map
Parafield Gardens15,317Map
Prestons15,313Map
Buderim15,228Map
Brighton East15,167Map
Carindale15,135Map
Port Hedland15,044Map
Duncraig15,026Map
Pascoe Vale15,000Map
Rochedale South14,996Map
Coorparoo14,944Map
Meadow Heights14,843Map
Mitcham14,811Map
Casula14,696Map
Bossley Park14,585Map
Cranbourne North14,570Map
Caulfield North14,554Map
Lakemba14,468Map
Kingston14,371Map
Grovedale14,308Map
Horsham14,285Map
Bentleigh14,271Map
Ballina14,242Map
Kingsford14,232Map
Lidcombe14,161Map
Carlton14,104Map
Wantirna13,978Map
Manly13,949Map
Ingleburn13,902Map
Burleigh Waters13,868Map
Elwood13,785Map
Cleveland13,776Map
Victoria Point13,755Map
Yarraville13,747Map
Singleton13,665Map
Bongaree13,649Map
Raymond Terrace13,606Map
Mount Druitt13,582Map
Bacchus Marsh13,575Map
Newtown13,552Map
Moonee Ponds13,532Map
Palm Beach13,494Map
Ascot Vale13,475Map
Morwell13,399Map
Port Melbourne13,293Map
Yeppoon13,285Map
Keilor East13,259Map
Port Augusta13,257Map
Port Pirie13,206Map
Williamstown13,203Map
Footscray13,203Map
Sale13,186Map
Coogee13,179Map
Templestowe Lower13,152Map
Brunswick West13,148Map
Surrey Hills13,133Map
Hawthorn East13,133Map
Port Lincoln13,044Map
Doonside13,031Map
Concord13,008Map
Toongabbie13,003Map
Dulwich Hill12,981Map
Balwyn12,944Map
Miranda12,903Map
Toorak12,871Map
Beaumaris12,829Map
Port Kennedy12,816Map
Broome12,766Map
Fawkner12,596Map
Scarborough12,593Map
St Kilda East12,576Map
Inala12,568Map
Warwick12,562Map
Rosebud12,501Map
Hampton12,482Map
Como12,425Map
Ashwood12,420Map
Chadstone12,357Map
Marsfield12,347Map
Kiama12,286Map
Leichhardt12,248Map
Mayfield12,248Map
Springvale South12,184Map
Goonellabah12,137Map
Port Augusta West12,133Map
Geelong West12,121Map
Lavington12,032Map
Doreen12,000Map
Newport11,987Map
Greenvale11,969Map
Blackburn11,958Map
Burwood11,886Map
West Ryde11,867Map
Penrith11,813Map
Kingswood Park11,813Map
Varsity Lakes11,796Map
Donvale11,795Map
Muswellbrook11,791Map
Taylors Hill11,785Map
Bateau Bay11,759Map
North Melbourne11,755Map
Wynnum West11,745Map
Karratha11,728Map
Charlestown11,725Map
Wynnum11,719Map
Penshurst11,692Map
Mentone11,667Map
Paddington11,661Map
Caringbah South11,605Map
Clayton South11,600Map
Happy Valley11,531Map
Diamond Creek11,504Map
Redfern11,482Map
North Fitzroy11,473Map
Warnbro11,421Map
Vermont South11,416Map
Sandy Bay11,334Map
East Maitland11,310Map
South Perth11,301Map
Lithgow11,298Map
Bayswater11,240Map
Manly West11,195Map
Parkdale11,185Map
Caulfield South11,113Map
Gympie11,027Map
Bairnsdale11,005Map
Bowen10,983Map
Nunawading10,947Map
Wanneroo10,931Map
Samford Valley10,931Map
Mount Gravatt East10,891Map
Altona North10,886Map
Caroline Springs10,880Map
Bulleen10,868Map
Kensington10,847Map
Gladesville10,835Map
Menai10,781Map
Bondi Beach10,748Map
Wellington Point10,713Map
Mount Lawley10,703Map
Annerley10,664Map
Tewantin10,660Map
Box Hill North10,649Map
Sunshine North10,637Map
Yokine10,613Map
Batemans Bay10,557Map
Camp Hill10,533Map
Marangaroo10,519Map
Dapto10,478Map
Maylands10,447Map
Drummoyne10,385Map
Melton West10,381Map
Bondi10,373Map
Sydenham10,323Map
Keilor Downs10,307Map
Neutral Bay10,276Map
Highett10,263Map
West Footscray10,222Map
Nambour10,221Map
Rutherford10,182Map
Maribyrnong10,165Map
Hallam10,162Map
Hillarys10,160Map
Burwood East10,141Map
Blackburn South10,129Map
Darlinghurst10,128Map
Hamilton10,104Map
Dingley Village10,072Map
Glenorchy10,062Map
Forest Hill10,052Map
Kilsyth10,043Map
Parkes10,026Map
Nedlands10,020Map
Moranbah10,000Map
Broadmeadows9,985Map
Grafton9,955Map
Altona9,918Map
Vermont9,902Map