(Austalian slang) refers to the large expanse of uninhabited/sparsely populated centre of the Australian continent.
85 percent of Australia's 22 million population live in towns
and cities on the eastern and southern coasts. For this portion of the population, The Outback
refers to just about anywhere more than
an hour from the coast.
has no discernable
boundaries or limits, it exists
on no map, but is easily recognisable by most travellers as being the places where
you can drive for a few hours without
seeing any towns