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Living in Australia

STATES & TERRITORIES

 

Victoria – Capital city Melbourne 

New South Wales – Capital city Sydney

Australian Capital Territory – Capital city Canberra

South Australia – Capital city Adelaide

Queensland – Capital city Brisbane

Western Australia – Capital city Perth

Northern Territory – Capital city Darwin

LEARN THE LINGO

Slang

Arvo

Barbie

Bingle

Boardies

Chook

Esky

Footy

Flat Out

G’day

Hooroo

Jaffle

Melbournian

Mozzies

Op Shop

Potato Cake

Sneakers/trainers

​Sanga                              

Schooner

Servo

Shout

Sydneysider​

The Tan​

Togs     

Woop woop

Yakka       

Swimming Costume - also most commonly known in Victoria as Bathers and Swimmers in New South Wales / ACT

Somewhere rural, remote town

Hard work

Meaning

Afternoon

BBQ or Barbecue – a social get together where food is cooked on a grill or hotplate

Motor Vehicle Accident

Boardshorts

Chicken / Hen

Large insulated food or drink container, kept cold with ice

Australian Rules Football (AFL)

Very Busy

Hello

Goodbye

Sandwich press that is heated either on a campfire or power - can be filled with anything from baked beans to ham and cheese​

A person from Melbourne

Mosquitoes

Opportunity shop or second-hand goods shop

In Victoria and Tasmania this is the name given to a thin slice of potato deep fried.

New South Wales and Queensland know this snack as the “potato scallop” and In South Australia the “potato fritter”​

Runners or shoes to exercise in

Sandwich

Schooner Glass of beer, it varies in size according to which state or territory you’re in

Servo Service/ gas station where petrol and snacks are sold

“My shout” means my turn to pay, usually for food or drinks

Someone from Sydney

3.827km running / walking track around the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne - the name comes from the tan coloured stone that covers the track

SUPPORT SERVICES & USEFUL LINKS

 

Register for Medicare: www.servicesaustralia.gov.au

 

Get a Tax file Number: Australian Tax Office (ATO): www.ato.gov.au

 

Find Employment: www.seek.com.au

 

Find your home: www.realestate.com.au

 

Choose a superannuation fund: www.moneysmart.gov.au/how-super-works/choosing-a-super-fund


Moving to Australia: get the book: Your D-I-Y-Move-Guide-Australia

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