Australasia

(redirected from Australiasia)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial.

Australasia

(ôstrəlā`zhə, –shə), islands of the South Pacific, including AustraliaAustralia
, smallest continent, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the island state of Tasmania to the south, the continent makes up the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary state (2015 est. pop. 23,800,000), 2,967,877 sq mi (7,686,810 sq km).
..... Click the link for more information.
, New ZealandNew Zealand
, island country (2015 est. pop. 4,615,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.
..... Click the link for more information.
, New GuineaNew Guinea
, island, c.342,000 sq mi (885,780 sq km), SW Pacific, N of Australia; the world's second largest island after Greenland. Politically it is divided into two sections: the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua in the west and the independent country of Papua New
..... Click the link for more information.
, and adjacent islands. The term is sometimes used to include all of Oceania.

Australasia

1. Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
2. (loosely) the whole of Oceania
References in periodicals archive ?
Mohamed Al Muhairi, head of Australiasia Region at DTCM's Overseas Promotions and Inward Missions Department, led the Dubai delegation for the tourism promotion event.
This is the reason that the sub continent held the prestigious event twice, so did Australiasia. South Africa and the West Indies also have their chances to host the event.
. The next Vino Voyage is on Australiasia wines hosted by Sam Patten on March 24.
The Renal Society of Australiasia Dinner 7 December, NSW College of Nursing Contact: Anna Lee, 9382 4453 page 44829, anna.lee@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
The report shows clearly how the exploitation of sea urchin fisheries has expanded during the past 60 years or so, fanning out from East Asia into the Pacific during the 1970s, into Southeast Asia, Australiasia and the North Atlantic during the 1980s and to Europe during the 1990s (see map).
Look out for her for in the early part of the season in Australiasia as her favourite tournament is the Australian Open.