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  • Connect with fellow Finns in Australia

  • Get information in our Australia guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Australia

  • Serhat Ahmed

    Without experience of having lived abroad, I thought it would be hard to get to know other expats. But not with InterNations.

InterNations – The Place for Finns Living in Australia

Want to connect with the expat community of Finns in Australia? Looking for Finnish compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other Finnish expats to go on an excursion to Queensland with?

InterNations Australia offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Australia or are still in Finland planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of Finnish expats in Australia is going very strong, with members having roots all across Finland - from Oulu, over Pori to Helsinki.

Finnish Expats Living in Australia: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Australia, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Australia. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Australia?
As an expat in Australia, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Australia currently are:

  • British
  • Indians
  • Americans
  • Germans

Which cities are most popular among expats in Australia?
Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Australia:

  • Sydney
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne

How much rent do expats pay in Australia?
Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 1.338 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.608 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Australia.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Australia.

Average rent in Sydney

  • Single expats: 1.773 USD
  • Expat families: 3.413 USD

Average rent in Canberra

  • Single expats: 1.630 USD
  • Expat families: 2.640 USD

Average rent in Melbourne

  • Single expats: 1.272 USD
  • Expat families: 2.405 USD

How safe is Australia?
You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Australia as safe. People rate the risk of falling victiom to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as rather low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is Australia for women?
Female expats rated the safety situation in Australia as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Australia (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Tips and Advice on Australia from Your Fellow Finnish Expats

Obviously, expat life in Australia goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow Finns is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Australian mentality and way of life. Finns in Australia are a part of our community, calling cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow Finns in Canberra, for example.

Wondering where to shop for Finnish delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Australian InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from Finland.
  • On the Australia Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get poronkäristys in Canberra, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for Australia has information on the nearest Finnish embassy and many other institutions.

From Queensland to New South Wales, you can meet supportive and friendly Finnish expats in Australia on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow Finns in Australia

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Australia. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Australian vegemite, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Canberra’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Australia? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see Uluru National Park and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from Finland and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Hyvää päivää from our Finns living in Australia!

Meet other Finns at our events in Australia

Attend our monthly events and activities for Finns expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM
11 attendees
New in Sydney? New to InterNations? Our Newcomers’ Events are smaller, lovely get-togethers, especially organized for members who are new in our community. At Zeta Bar, sink into a leather sofa and
May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM
6 attendees
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Indulge in a cozy morning coffee rendezvous for a chance to meet and mingle! Picture yourself sipping on a steaming cup of joe while engaging in relaxed conversation. It's the ideal setting to get to
May 26, 2024, 6:00 AM
20 attendees
Located in Belmont, this popular chinese restaurant has an outstanding Dim Sum, something for everyone to enjoy. Due to Sunday lunch being so popular, I will have to limit the number but a wait list i

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  • Serhat Ahmed

    Without experience of having lived abroad, I thought it would be hard to get to know other expats. But not with InterNations.

  • Lotta Koskinen

    When I first attended the Sydney Bar night I was really nervous. But everyone welcomed me and I quickly felt as part of the community.

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