Ustralian.com was launched in January 2012 as a site to connect with Australians living in the USA (or Aussies in America) and people in Australia looking for more info on Aussie culture in the USA. Pronounced ‘you-stralian,’  we share current affairs, gossip, tips and cultural information, as well as profile awesome Australians living, staying or working in the USA.  We welcome contributions, so if you have your own unique story to tell, please get in touch.

If you’re a member of an Australian organization in the USA, don’t forget that you can always participate by keeping us informed of your news and events. You can email info@ustralian.com or submit events here. If you represent (or are) a, Australian band, artist, project or anything else that you feel we should cover, feel free to add info@ustralian.com to your mailing list. We also welcome news tips and suggestions – tell us what we should write about!

And of course, we welcome contributions. Find out more.


Rafe Baron – Editor-in-Chief and Director of Photography

Rafe spent most of his childhood hanging out in the East Village back in the days when Joey Ramone still roamed the streets and the Mars Bar was the best bar in NYC. His favourite place in Australia is Bondi Beach and loves pretending to speak Australian by sounding exactly like David Bowie. He’s been going to shows forever, and been taking pictures at shows for about that long too. Follow him @3dollardrinksView all stories.


Tova Raykin – Director, Content and Creative

Tova is a native Sydneysider who called Melbourne home for a while before packing her bags to live in New York City. She refuses to comment on which city she prefers, but suffice it to say that she misses being close to the Ocean yet loves being able to do whatever, whenever, practically 24/7. She is a Graphic Designer/Art Director in her other life. Follow her @imtova. View all stories.



Myk’l Cummins

Myk’l is a sociologist turned writer often referred to as the ‘doyen of all trades’. After 11 years abroad from his native Sydney, Myk’l is now stationed in New York where he continues to enlighten those in the Australian Way. Check out his blog, The Australian Dreamtime, here, and follow him @theusadreamtimeView all stories.



Danie Lane

Danie Lane travels back and forth between Australia and the U.S. as often as she can and is fluent in American and Australian English. She is currently working on her first novel. Follow her @sydneydreamingView all stories.



Sammy Wloszczowski

Sammy is a 26 year old Melbourne-born-and-bred expat working in the world of Sports Management. After living in Melbourne and Sydney, working with AFL clubs, A-League soccer clubs and various institutes of sport, Sammy moved to the US in November 2011, and is now based in DC/ Maryland and working primarily in the basketball domain. Sammy has some family in the US, but for the most part is entirely new to the country, culture and coffee in America. Follow him @sammyw021View all stories.


Kate Wakerley

Kate Wakerley

Kate is a Brisbanite who caught the travel bug and packed her bags for North America in November 2011. On a break from studying Journalism at the University of Queensland, she can now be found travelling between Canada and the USA experiencing new countries, new cultures, and searching for a good cup of coffee and a jar of vegemite. Follow her on twitter @katewakerleyView all stories.


Suzy Maidment

Suzy is a thirty-something Perth girl, trying to make sense of her new life in New York City. In Australia, a public health researcher, but now in New York with the chance to try something new, she has embraced her inner-blogger. See her lovely little blog, here, and follow her on twitter @alittlebigapple.  View all stories.



Rebecca RichardsonRebecca Richardson

Born and bred in Sydney, Rebecca packed her bags in search of adventure. Since 2006, she has called Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia and the US home. She currently lives in San Francisco with her husband in 375 square feet and an impressive collection of overdue library books. By day, she’s a communications manager and social media advisor, and lives for Jeopardy by night. You can read her writing at The Rebecca Project and follow her at @TheRebecaPrjct . View all stories.