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  • Connect with fellow Irish 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 – Uniting Irish living in Australia

Would you like to get in touch with other Irish in Australia? Are you in need of help and advice from your Irish compatriots? Or would you like to join other Irish expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. Queensland?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Australia or are still living in Ireland and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Australia offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of Irish expats in Australia, coming from all corners of Ireland - from Cork, over Dublin to Limerick.

Irish 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.

Meet other Irish at our events in Australia

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Find Tips and Advice on Australia from Irish Expats

Of course, expat living in Australia is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Irish is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Australian way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Irish in Australia, residing in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Irish in Sydney or Irish in Melbourne.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Irish food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Australian InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Ireland in Australia.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Australia Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get Irish stew in Sydney.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Australia to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Irish embassy.

From Queensland to New South Wales, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Irish expats in Australia.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Irish in Australia

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Australia. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Australian vegemite, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Canberra’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the Grand Barrier Reef as well as other beautiful landmarks in Australia.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from Ireland and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Dia duit from our Irish living 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.

  • 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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