The challenges that face Australians living in the US are constantly evolving. Our private social network is the perfect platform to access, and share knowledge with other Australian professionals!
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.
Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons to Connect with our Private Enterprise Social Network”
Finding better ways to connect Australians living in the US is core to our Mission. Therefore, we are very pleased to announce our latest initiative: The Australian Community Mentoring Initiative.
The Australian Community already has programs to assist our members with overcoming many of the challenges of living in the US. The Australian Community Mentoring Initiative is the next step in assisting our members accelerate their careers to the next level.
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“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.”
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!”
Since our Inception, The Australian Community has held a commemoration for the Ten Australians who perished on September 11, 2001.
On September 17, 2016 we commemorated these fallen Australians with a historic flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green in NYC.
Continue reading “Historic Australian Flag Raising Ceremony at Bowling Green in NYC.”
When Catherine Jackson moved to NYC, the need to remember great places, and constant requests from friends for recommendations on places to go, gave her the inspiration for her App: MyFavePlaces.
We sat down with Catherine over a a flat white and asked her to share her story. Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Catherine Jackson”
Sleepless nights as an advertising executive would lead Brett Howlett not to the medicine cabinet but to founding his own company, You Are What You Sleep.
While Brett’s e-commerce business model is thoroughly modern, the company has deep roots in Australia’s heritage as a wool-growing nation.
Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Brett Howlett”
When educator Cara Zelas and her husband got a dog for the first time, they expected companionship and love. What they couldn’t have predicted was that Little Dude would put Cara on the path to entrepreneurship.
Based on Little Dude’s work as a therapy dog in New York City, Cara has developed a six-book series and literacy based curriculum that teaches children 3 to 7 years of age about kindness, manners, feelings, empathy, respect, and courage.
Continue reading “Australians in Startups: Cara Zelas”
Around the world, governments are struggling to pay for the building or repair of essential infrastructure such as bridges, roads, and airports. Yet there is no easy way for investors to find and analyze all the opportunities to fund such projects.
Neil Smith aims to change that. His startup, Infraccess, will use big data technology to gather all the information about infrastructure projects from across the internet and deliver it to investors at one website.
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We all make mistakes and most of them you can walk away from with the knowledge of what not to do next time. But there are some expat mistakes that you simply cannot just chalk up to experience.
The saying “She’ll be right Mate” may be endearing in Australia, but here in the US, ignorance is not an excuse.
Continue reading “Top 10 Australian Expat Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make.”
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.
Continue reading “What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?”
So you read on social media that the E-3 makes finding work in the US a breeze: Time for a reality check!
In June 2015 we first published data on the number of Australians working in the US on non-immigrant visas including the E-3.
Continue reading “Exposing E-3 Myths in Social Media”
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.
Continue reading “Our first networking event of 2017 included a private shopping experience on Fifth Avenue, NYC!”
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!”
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.
Continue reading “Connect with our Community Job Fair in NYC!”