Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them!

After a very positive response following a series of articles featuring Aussie Cafés in NYC, we will be posting a series featuring Australian small businesses operating in New York.

We want our readers to learn about these businesses, where they are located, as well as share the personal stories of their owners.

We spoke with Wade Helliwell, the 6’11’ Australian professional Basketball player at his studio Sweat Yoga in New York City. Continue reading “Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them!”

Top 10 Tips for Australian Job Seekers in New York

The fact is that finding work in one of the most competitive cities on the planet is going to be a challenge for most Australians.

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.

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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” Continue reading “Moving to the US for Aussies: The Book”

How many Australians are living in New York? V2.0

There has been a great deal of chatter on social media that if you are an Aussie professional worker, then the streets of New York are paved with gold. The Department of Homeland Security’s latest data is separating fact from fiction.

Ask any Aussie visiting New York and they will tell you that NYC is one of the most “Australian Friendly” cities in the World.

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 more than two dozen Australian establishments serving everything from Barramundi to Vegemite on toast.

Most people attribute the “Australian invasion” to the E-3 visa, however the most recent data from the Department of Homeland Security is telling us that this is nothing more than a myth. Continue reading “How many Australians are living in New York? V2.0”

The Top 10 Questions asked by Australians Living in New York

On Wednesday June 14, 2017 The Australian Community held a private networking event at Bluestone Lane’s DUMBO location in New York to record a video of the Top 10 Questions asked of The Australian Community.

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”

June Newsletter

We have a new Website!

The new website (as you can see) is built on WordPress as it is better aligned with our technology roadmap for distributing Public content.

Over the past six years, we have published dozens of articles, and taken hundreds of pictures going back to January of 2012!

As there are literally dozens of writers in the Community who would like to contribute features and articles, this new platform will facilitate a greater engagement for members wishing to contribute social and professional content.

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Top 10 Reasons to Join The Australian Community

Diving into the deepest end of the most shark infested pool on the planet may be no brainer when it comes to taking your career to the next level.  However, without a social or professional lifeline, you are going to face some serious challenges.

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to connect Australians living in the US through social, professional and charitable initiatives.

Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons to Join The Australian Community”

Find out how much you could be saving through our Preferred FOREX Rate.

“If there is a better rate on International wire transfers, we have not seen it!”

Members of The Australian Community transfer millions of dollars every year for business and personal needs.  Based on this volume, a preferred rate on International wire transfers has been negotiated with OFX.

Continue reading “Find out how much you could be saving through our Preferred FOREX Rate.”

Enter the 2017 Australian Community Creative Challenge Art Competition!

This annual art competition was first held in 2013 to recognize the diversity of Australian artistic talent living and working in the Greater New York area.

The Challenge for creative Australians is to create a body of work using any medium that encompasses three elements: Australia, Community and New York.

Continue reading “Enter the 2017 Australian Community Creative Challenge Art Competition!”

Top 5 reasons why the E3 visa is not going away anytime soon.

Since the new Administration has signaled sweeping changes to the US’s policy on immigration, The Australian Community has been approached by many of its members who are concerned that the E3 visa may be abolished.

Clearly they are concerned about the potential economic and social impact that this will have on thousands of Australians living and working in the US.

Continue reading “Top 5 reasons why the E3 visa is not going away anytime soon.”

What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?

If you are not familiar with Shark Tank, the TV show features Entrepreneurs pitching highly successful business owners on why they should invest in their company.

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.

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Our first networking event of 2017 included a private shopping experience on Fifth Avenue, NYC!

It was a packed house with members attending an exclusive networking event and private shopping experience at Microsoft’s Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue.

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.

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New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 3)

Over the past five years, The Australian Community has connected over 5,000 Australians living in New York.  We reached out to members who have returned home, and asked them to share their perspective on living in NYC and their transition back to Australia.

Here is our third article in the series.

What advice would you give to Aussies contemplating the move to NYC?

Continue reading “New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 3)”

New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 2)

Over the past five years, The Australian Community has connected over 5,000 Australians living in New York.  We reached out to members who have returned home, and asked them to share their perspective on living in NYC and their transition back to Australia.

Here is the second article in the series.

How did NYC change you professionally? Continue reading “New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 2)”

New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 1)

Over the past five years, The Australian Community has connected over 5,000 Australians living in New York.  We reached out to members who have returned home, and asked them to share their perspective on living in NYC and the transition back to Australia.

The flood of emails that have poured in have been enough to write a small novel, so the decision was made to create a series of articles.  Here is the first:

What is it like transitioning back to Oz?

Continue reading “New York in the Rear View Mirror:  An Australian’s Perspective.  (Part 1)”

How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!

According to the latest US Department of Homeland Security statistics, 3034 Australians obtained legal permanent residency in 2015, and another 5,527 obtained E3 visas.

One of the main challenges facing these and thousands of Australian expats every year is how to access US credit and begin to build a US Credit Score.

Continue reading “How our Members can quickly Access and Build US Credit – Even before they arrive in the US!”

Everything you wanted to know about US Tax Law, but were afraid to ask!

Many Australians are still coming to grips with many US filing requirements, as well as US tax laws.  A podcast was recorded to set the record straight on FBAR filing requirements as well as some common tax missteps often made by expats.

Peter Harper who is a Managing Director with CST Tax Advisors, a leading International tax advisory, recorded the 21 minute podcast that discusses:

What is the Substantial Presence Test?

FBAR – Who has to file?

Superannuation – Do I need to include it in my FBAR?

Other filing requirements for expats.

Common US tax missteps made by Australians.

Continue reading “Everything you wanted to know about US Tax Law, but were afraid to ask!”

Connect with our Community Job Fair in NYC!

If you are a Member in New York and you are seeking full time employment, we may have good news!

If you are not a member of The Australian Community, you can click here to learn more about our member services.

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