Join The Australian Community for our June Networking and Mentoring event.
Members are invited to attend this highly interactive evening.
Members are invited to attend this highly interactive evening.
Our monthly gatherings are an excellent opportunity to meet other professional Australians in NYC, share knowledge and make new friends.
Ask any Aussie visiting New York and they will tell you that NYC is one of the most Australian Friendly cities in the World.
It is true that you can now buy a flat white coffee on nearly every corner, Tim Tams are sold in Target, and you can have a meat pie delivered to your door. For the cost of a subway ride you can access dozens of Australian cafes and restaurants serving everything from Barramundi to Vegemite on toast.
The most often asked question is just how many Aussies are living and working in the US, and how many are just visiting? Continue reading “How Many Australians are Living and Working in the US? V 3.5”
The Challenge for creative Australians living in New York is to create a body of work – using any medium – that encompasses three elements: Australia, Community and New York. Continue reading “The 2018 Creative Challenge Art Competition”
We spoke with Peter Godhard, the Founder of Merriweather Coffee + Kitchen – an Aussie café located at 428 Hudson Street in New York City. Continue reading “Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them: Merriweather Coffee + Kitchen”
The evening featured a brief presentation from HSBC discussing the expat credit services, including home loans, available to our members. Currently our members are able to open bank accounts and access credit cards before they receive their social security number, and start building a US credit score from Australia.
You can use this link to learn more about expat credit services available to members: www.aucommunity.org/news_hsbc/
Through this new program, our members can now access HSBC’s expat mortgages, an important service for those members who may be considering selling their Australian property and reinvesting in the US before the proposed changes to Australian Capital Gains Tax that come into effect in June, 2019.
The Australian Community’s 2018 Creative Challenge art competition was also announced on the evening.
The Creative Challenge is an art competition open to Australian artists living in the Greater New York Area, and the entry can be in any medium of art that embodies Australia, Community and New York.
Click here to learn more and submit an entry in this year’s Creative Challenge.
If you go into the game without understanding the rules or having a game plan, you will quickly start to accumulate some very unnecessary scar tissue.
Members of the Australian Community have access to resources inside our Private Social Network to assist in the job hunt. They include our Employment and Mentoring Groups where they can make professional connections, access job resources and learn from the experience of other Australians.
Firstly, Americans have a very different Language of Friendship which can be puzzling to an Australian. For example when two American women first meet they may positively remark on the other’s clothing, shoes or a pocket book (hand bag) to start a conversation.
“I have that exact same Birkin. Did you buy that here or Hermès in Paris?”
This does not necessarily reflect materialism, rather Americans will lead with visual cues in an attempt to create an instant connection with the other person on a socioeconomic level.
Australians on the other hand will look for common personal interests to connect. This requires conversation, and some Americans are not so comfortable in sharing personal information with a stranger. Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: Chapter 6”
We spoke with Mitch Kidd, one half of WellBuilt Co – an Australian Construction and Development company making waves in New York and the Tri State Area.
Landing in a US city with a freshly minted J-1 or Green Card is only a ticket to the big league. If you go into the game without understanding the rules or having a game plan, you will quickly start to accumulate some very unnecessary scar tissue.
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”
Some of the answers captured in the thirty minute video revealed a number of common mistakes (and incorrect assumptions) made by Australian expats living in New York and the broader US. Continue reading “The Top 10 Questions asked by Australians Living in New York”
The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) registered public charity whose mission is to connect Australians through social, professional and charitable initiatives. Since its inception in 2011, we have assisted more Australians overcome the challenges of living in New York than any other public charity.
As we enter our sixth year, we are now using the lessons learned in NYC to assist Australians overcome many of the same challenges across the US.
Our Corporate Membership class promotes closer engagement between sponsors and thousands of Australians in the US.
Theoretically speaking, if you could successfully pitch the Sharks on the value proposition of our organization to Australian Ex-pats, then attracting new members to join The Australian Community should be a no-brainer.
In January 2016, The Australian Community officially launched its Private Enterprise Social Network powered by Yammer at the Microsoft Store. Since then, our Yammer Network has grown to the largest Australian private network in North America and contains a searchable knowledgebase built on the experiences of over 5,000 members who have connected with our organization since 2011.
One of the main challenges facing these and thousands of Australian expats every year is how to access US credit without a US Credit Score.
The simple reality is that no credit score is almost the same as a bad credit score! Thousands of Australians who arrive in the US experience the frustration of a zero credit history. Continue reading “How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!”