The Latest News Posts

News, both local and pieces of news of interest from back home.


The following information comes to us this morning from The Australian Consulate-General, Chicago, and we felt it was important that we spread the word:

Twice Media Signature

If you’re a regular reader of Ustralian, you may have noticed that things lately have been a little slow. Despite the fact that there has been a lot happening in Aussie life in the USA, over the past few months we’ve decided to take a step back and re-evaluate the site so that we can [...]

Rememberance poppies at the WW2 War Memorial in Canberra

For some of us expats, every day is a great opportunity to show our Aussie pride. Then there are the Australian holidays, the events that give us a chance to get together with other expats, celebrate the familiar and let our guard down. ANZAC Day in the USA is one such day. While the day [...]

Sydney vs New York

Moving overseas can be expensive, but the last thing you want is to discover your hard-earned money doesn’t stretch very far once you’ve settled into your new home. We all know that Sydney’s a pretty expensive place to live, but just how does it compare to one of the US’s most bustling cities – New [...]

Palma Violets at Red 7 for Laneway's SXSW Showcase

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival will make its debut in the United States this coming fall. Founders Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers made the announcement that Detroit will be the host city at Red 7 in Austin, Texas during the festival’s annual SXSW showcase this past Saturday.


It’s March, and all music geeks knows what that means. It’s time for the annual South By Southwest Music Conference. Running from March 12 – 17, the conference will play host to thousands or artists over a countless number or shows and impromptu performances across the city of Austin, TX. The acts this year can’t [...]

Tropfest Australia 2013

Tropfest, everybody’s favorite short film festival, is back this weekend in its hometown of Sydney. On Sunday, founder John Polson and the rest of the Tropfest crew will view shorts from all 16 finalists and decide the fate of the next big director in front of the largest crowd ever to tune in. That’s right, [...]

Australian comedy duo Hamish and Andy ask Hillary Clinton questions during her global town hall.

On the eve of her retirement as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton offered people around the world the opportunity to ask her questions as part of a Global Town Hall on Tuesday. Hosted by Australian journalist Leigh Sales, the Town Hall attracted a multitude of questions and important commentary. Those interested can view the Town [...]

Elouera Beach. Photo Credit: Rebecca Richardson.

Whenever I see that old Qantas ad with the schoolkids singing Peter Allen’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home’, I break into large, heaving, homesick sobs. Those words, the sweeping music, the images of the physical beauty of the country in which I spent most of my life – it’s the perfect combination to tug on [...]

Australia Day T-shirts by Dan Milbourne, an Australian designer in the USA. Why not get into the spirit this year by ordering one of these great shirts to wear year-round? via

It’s almost that time of year again! Australia Day will be celebrated across the United States this coming Saturday, and we have a comprehensive guide as to what’s going on where. There are also a few pre-parties on Friday night. Put on your dancing shoes, have a pie and a beer or two and enjoy!