Australian Culture

Owning Pets in Australia

If you’re planning to stay in Australia long-term, you might begin to consider whether or not you’re ready to adopt a pet. Still, amidst the traveling, studying, adventuring and other responsibilities that come with being… Read more

Understanding Australian Hospitality

Sharing a drink or a meal is an important bonding experience in most cultures to show friendship- or mateship, if you’re in Australia! But sometimes, this can differ across cultures. When it comes to eating… Read more

Must Try Australian Food

Moving to a new country pushes you out of your comfort zone, there’s no denying it, and never more so in the food that you encounter on a daily basis. As Australia is a unique… Read more

Top Aussie Myths Debunked

Long before Australia was colonised by the British, people in the northern hemisphere believed that there was a great and mysterious land on the other side of the world – they called it Terra Australis… Read more

Daylight Saving Time in Australia

International students living in NSW, Victoria, ACT, SA or Tasmania should be aware of the beginning and end of daylight saving time in Australia. In Australia, the first Sunday of October marks the beginning of… Read more

Australian Indigenous Cultures

Perhaps while studying in Australia, you’ve heard someone say at the beginning of a speech or a meeting, ‘we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land’. This is called and Acknowledgement of Country and it’s… Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Aussie Humour

Have you ever found yourself wondering if your Aussie friends are making fun of you? Or have you wondered why your Aussie work colleagues would imply that they themselves are lazy, slobs or downright incompetent?… Read more

Essential Aussie Food Experiences

11 essential Aussie food experiences that every international student must try.       1.  Pavlova Even though the true origins of this dessert are hotly debated, the Pavlova has been an Australian favourite for… Read more

Essential Aussie Slang for International Students

International students say that one of the most confounding aspects of Australian culture is the constant use of slang. This isn’t surprising as Australians use slang, in particular, ‘diminutives’ (shortened words) more than any other… Read more

A Brief Guide to the History of Australia

Australia is a diverse and fascinating country, with an Indigenous population dating back many thousands of years. This very basic overview is our starting point for international students wanting to know more about the nation’s background…. Read more

Multicultural Society

Australia’s cultural influences are as vast and varied as the continent itself. The earliest “immigrants” came from Asia to Australia between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago, followed some time later by James Cook, who is… Read more

Watch Classic Aussie Films

For a small country Australia has had its fair share of cinematic success. Did you know that the very first feature length film, ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’, was an Australian silent movie. Released in 1906 and directed by Charles Tait, it documented the story of Ned Kelly and his Kelly Gang.