Vivid Sydney illumination at Museum of Contemporary Art in Circular Quay.

Society & Culture

COMMUNITY. FRIENDSHIP. MATESHIP.

What was once a punishment to be sent to, is now considered one of the top destinations in the world. What was once discarded as not desirable, and of little use other than for a penal colony, has now grown to be one of the best places to live on this planet.

Australia has come a long way in a short time. A land of people who were invaded by the Europeans, are now part of a Nation who live together as one. Countries once fought against are now allies and trade partners. Immigrants to this land are now part of a magnificent tapestry that forms Australian society. It is the only country in the world that gained independent government without a war.

Australian's for the most part are no different from other western civizations, having the same performing arts and music likes and dislikes. Most of inland Australia still encompasses many of the same qualities and characteristics of colonial Australia. City life consists of the hussel and bussel of a working day, and a vibrant and exciting nightlife that can be equalled to anywhere in the world. Combine this with a diverse multicultural society, and you are bound to feel welcome and at home. Australian's are known worldwide for their hospitality and mateship.

Multiculture
Food Markets

Strong community relations have been formed over the years, and these hands of friendship eventually spread overseas, and to visitors to our shores. It's not uncommon for conversations to be struck up with visitors upon hearing the visitors accent. Many think that this bond of mateship has evolved from a harsh past when it was important to rely on your mates and neighbours. This was more than evident in war time, when strong bonds were formed between soldiers, and friendships were struck with soldiers overseas and civilians who corresponded with them during their service.

Aboriginal Crafts
Aboriginal Drawings

Australian's respect their diverse multicultural heritage, and are generally very open minded, which is evident with events such as the Chinese New Year and the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Australian's just like to make the most out of life!

So don't be shy, say "G'day!" and make a new friend today!





The Story of Vegemite
The Story of Vegemite

In 1919, amidst the turmoil of disrupted British Marmite imports post-World War I, an Australian company Fred Walker & Co. tasked Cyril Callister with a mission - to craft a tasty spread from yeast discarded by breweries.

The Wines of Barossa
The Wines of Barossa

The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, and is the main source of employment for many residents.

The Future of Women's Football in Australia: AFLW Junior Development
The Future of Women's Football in Australia: AFLW Junior Development

At the moment there is an exciting future in women's football in Australia, and how it is being fostered among juniors through the AFLW (Australian Football League Women's) Junior Development program.

Meat pies & tomato sauce
The Story of the Meat Pie

Pies have been popular in Australia since 1788, becoming a beloved part of Australian culture and providing an Aussie take on takeaways.

Surfing Champions of NSW
Surfing Champions of NSW

If you’re looking for some of the best surfers in the world, look no further than New South Wales, Australia!

A Brief History of the Tacking Point Lighthouse
A Brief History of the Tacking Point Lighthouse

Built in 1879, Tacking Point Lighthouse has been a beacon for sailors and coastal explorers.

Mandurah Crab Fest
Mandurah Crab Fest

Mandurah is famous for its Blue Manna crabs, which is evident by their annual Channel Seven Crab Fest.

Tracks, trails and reserves
Tracks, trails and reserves

When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.

Mount Kosciuszko - Our tallest mount
Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest mountain, located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales.

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.



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