Victoria

Major Landforms
• Great Dividing Range
• Bass Strait
Early Discovery: Europeans
• The founding of the colony of New South Wales was in 1788
• Victoria was established in October 1803
Demographics
• Christian: 60.5%
• Non Christian or other: 49.5%
Type of Government
• A form of parliamentary government
Government Leaders
• John Brumby: head of government
Largest City and Industry
• Melbourne
• Finance, insurance
and property
Interesting Facts
• Australia's second-smallest state
• Thirty-nine per cent of graduating final-year secondary students go on to tertiary studies
• Victoria’s major trading partners are Japan, USA, New Zealand and Singapore