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  • Get information in our Australia guide

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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.

InterNations – Uniting Russians living in Australia

Would you like to get in touch with other Russians in Australia? Are you in need of help and advice from your Russian compatriots? Or would you like to join other Russian 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 Russia 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 Russian expats in Australia, coming from all corners of Russia - from Saint Petersburg, over Moscow to Yekaterinburg.

Russian 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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Let us enjoy a free concert inside the beautiful Lord Mayor's City Council's heritage-listed, built in Brisbane, between 1920 and 1930. It is a fine example of neo-classical architecture, with its swe
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Dear all, Let’s play bowling together while we enjoy snacks or drinks. If you are a beginner or haven’t played for a long time, no worries it is just for fun 😊. Melbourne Central train station is a
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Find Tips and Advice on Australia from Russian Expats

Of course, expat living in Australia is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Russians 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 Russians in Australia, residing in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Russians in Sydney or Russians in Melbourne.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Russian 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 Russia 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 borscht in Sydney.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Australia to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Russian embassy.

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

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Russians 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 Russia and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Privet from our Russians 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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