Australia Cultural Information


Know before you go!
The following resources will help you prepare mentally for your study abroad experience! The more you learn about your host destination pre-departure, the richer your experience will be!


Australia Official Travel Guide

Culture Gram

Local News

Television and Films
Recommended Readings
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
  • Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner
  • The Harp in the South by Ruth Park
  • Power Without Glory by Frank Hardy
  • I Can Jump Puddles by Alan Marshall





Who are Aussies listening to?


Listen to more before you go at Triple J Radio


Cultural Activities 

Cruise the Great Ocean Road in Victoria
Cricket at the MCG
British & Irish Lions Tour at the Sydney Olympic Park
Dive at the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns


Recommended websites




Common Australian Cuisine
  •   Vegemite
  •   Chicken Parma
  •   Anzac Biscuits
  •   Pavlova
  •   Meat Pies
  •   Weet-Bix 

Who's Who?

Ian Thorpe, nicknamed the Thorpedo and Thorpey, is an Australian swimmer who specializes in freestyle, but also competes in backstroke and the individual medley.
Shane Keith Warne is an Australian former international cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game.
Colleen McCullough is an Australian author, her best-known work being The Thorn Birds.
Kylie Ann Minogue, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter and actress.
Geoffrey Roy Rush is an Australian actor and film producer. He is one of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award.




Tony Abbott- Australian Prime Minister 2013- present
Julia Gillard- Past Australian Prime Minister 2010-2013
Robert Menzies was the country’s twelfth and longest-serving Prime Minister and founder of the Australian Liberal Party.







Page last modified February 27, 2014