What are the names of Australia's colonies?
Australia doesn't have any colonies.
The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of six states and two territories.
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
- Northern Territory
There are also seven external (offshore) territories, which include:
- Norfolk Island
- Christmas Island
- Cocos (Keeling) Islands
- Australian Antarctic Territory
- Heard and McDonald Island
- Ashmore and Cartier Islands
- Coral Sea Islands
No person actually named the states. Their names as territories or colonies were established before they became states. Some of the colonies were named for kings and queens when their charters were drawn up. Other names just evolved from Indian names or The final names were part of their application for statehood.