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Sydney skyline   The only metropolises of this continent are located in Australia, with the exception of Auckland (New Zealand), on the other hand only three countries have more than one million inhabitants and therefore there are also few cities.

   60% of the population of Oceania lives in Australia and this is reflected in the ranking of the most populous cities, with seven of the top ten urban centers found in this nation.

   The first capital is only in 8th place, as both major Australian cities and New Zealand's only metropolis do not have this status.


City Urban aggl.  Population Urban area Country Other cities in urban area
Sydney 4,645,000 4,645,000 2,036 Kmē Australia  
Melbourne 4,629,000 4,629,000 2,543 Kmē Australia  
Brisbane 2,213,000 2,213,000 1,971 Kmē Australia  
Perth 2,005,000 2,005,000 1,564 Kmē Australia  
Auckland 1,413,000 1,413,000 524 Kmē New Zealand  
Adelaide 1,215,000 1,215,000 844 Kmē Australia  
Honolulu 883,000 342,000 440 Kmē Hawaii (United States)  
Gold Coast 657,000 657,000 647 Kmē Australia  
Newcastle 498,000 336,000 296 Kmē Australia  
Canberra 465,000 432,000 402 Kmē Australia Queanbeyan
Wellington 450,000 215,000 194 Kmē New Zealand Lower Hutt
Christchurch 383,000 383,000 202 Kmē New Zealand  
Port Moresby 383,000 383,000 98 Kmē Papua New Guinea  
Sunshine Coast 348,000 270,000 321 Kmē Australia  
Central Coast 337,000 316,000 334 Kmē Australia  
Wollongong 309,000 275,000 237 Kmē Australia  
Geelong 282,000 170,000 169 Kmē Australia  
Hamilton 230,000 176,000 119 Kmē New Zealand  
Hobart 219,000 185,000 248 Kmē Australia  
Suva 186,000 94,000 40 Kmē Fiji Nasinu
Townsville 183,000 183,000 261 Kmē Australia  
Nouméa 182,000 94,300 46 Kmē New Caledonia (France) Dumbéa
Cairns 155,000 155,000 254 Kmē Australia  
Tauranga 151,000 151,000 168 Kmē New Zealand  


* data on urban agglomerations updated to 2021 (estimates), those on population according to official data or more recent estimates of the national statistical services, when different from urban agglomerations.