australian culture and customs

find out how australians do things, how we see the world and the world sees us

sorta dunno nothin

I have a 14 year old. Now some Australian 14 year olds can be pretty uncommunicative. How about in your country? There are a number of Aussie cultural references in … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s Aussie Football League grand finals time!

For the first time since the club’s inception 19 years ago, the Fremantle Dockers has reached the grand finals of the Australian Football League (AFL).  The AFL began as the … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Swimming in the right (left) lane

The swimming pool, leisure centre, aquatic centre – the local pool.  Australians love swimming.  Have you noticed our Olympic performances over the years in the pool (very impressive)? Did I … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


What’s does Aussie mean? It’s short for Australian

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

The many meanings of ‘mate’

The ubiquitous Australian word has many meanings depending on the context.  See if this hilarious series of videos featuring a very stereotypic Aussie helps you understand some of them!

February 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

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