Moving to the US for Aussies: The Book

If you look at any successful organization, at its core you will find the company handbook.  It details policies and procedures for any new employee joining the company, and is the culmination of years corporate knowledge captured within the organization – So why not have a instruction manual for Australian expats moving to the US?

Have you ever wondered if USCIS handed out a book to anyone arriving in the US on a work visa on all of the traps for young players, how much of an asset it would be?

Well, wonder no more because The Australian Community is producing a book “Moving to the US for Aussies”

This book is the collective expat knowledge of our organization, and is intended to provide valuable knowledge for Australians who are moving to the US to work.

Long before the inception of our organization in 2011, there was a culture of every Aussie in the US for themselves.  Independently, Australians would go about overcoming the challenges they faced in day to day living, and hopefully they did not accumulate too much unnecessary scar tissue along the way.

Then after their “tour” of [Insert US City], they would return to Australia, taking with them all of that knowledge and experience  – and leaving the next Australian to arrive, on their own to go through exactly the same process!

“Australians culturally tend to fearlessly dive in the deep end, but the US is a very large shark infested pool, so this book will at least teach you how to swim!”

The book is due to be released in November 2017, to coincide with our sixth birthday.  Much of the information is taken from our Private Social Network, with the addition of member feedback.

The book is available to members of our Private Social Network and includes hyperlinks to sites and articles for reference.  All members of our private network will receive a copy.


As a service, we have published the first three chapters to the public.  You can follow the links below and we encourage you to explore the other articles on this website.

To receive the full benefits of membership including access to our private network, you can Join the Australian Community.

Chapter 1  Introduction 

Chapter 2 Surviving the First 30 Days

Chapter 3 The Hierarchy of (Australian Expat) Needs 

Chapter 4 The Inconvenient Truth