Australia is a culturally diverse country with people from many different backgrounds living and working together.


We Aussies are open, friendly people who value cultural diversity and our multicultural lifestyle. We enjoy outdoor barbeques (BBQs), going to the beach, theatre, museums and restaurants.

We also love playing and watching sport, especially cricket, soccer, football, rugby, netball, tennis, surfing and golf. Whatever sport you play, you'll find like-minded Aussies here to share with while you live in Australia.

From the moment you arrive, you'll receive a warm welcome and have many opportunities to develop lasting friendships.

Fun facts:

  • Australia is a multicultural nation
  • Since 1945, seven million people have emigrated to Australia and a quarter of the population was born overseas
  • A further 19% of the population have at least one parent who was born overseas
  • Four million Australians speak a language other than English so, as an international student, you will quickly feel at home in our multicultural communities.

Places of worship

In Australia, people are free to practice and follow their own beliefs and religion. Cultural and religious diversity is an important part of life in Australia. You will find many churches, temples, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship in Sydney and in other cities and towns across New South Wales.

More information

More in-depth information about Australian culture can be found on the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.


Our CRICOS Provider Code is 00591E and CRICOS Provider Name is TAFE NSW - Technical & Further Education Commission.