Australia is a continent located between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is about 7,000 kilometers south of Japan. The country is comprised of six states: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania.
The capital city of Victoria is Melbourne, which is home to the five kilometer long Melborne Grand Prix Circuit, the host of the Australian Grand Prix Formula 1 event since 1996. The track is converted from public roads around Albert Park Lake (as seen at the right) before race events take place.