Australians living in America: How many?

How many Australians live in America is a question that is often asked but challenging to answer. This report attempts to answer the perennial question based on data directly obtained from the U.S. Government.

It comes as no surprise that the Global Pandemic severely impacted the number of Australians obtaining visas in 2020 and 2021. 2023 was an important year as it placed some distance between the data impacted by the Pandemic. A separate report answers the number of Australian who repatriated in 2020.

Part of this report relies on I-94 data – which is recorded every time an Australian enters the U.S. on a visa. While this number can skew high as an individual can make multiple entries, it is helpful for interpolating trends. I-94 data lags by 12 months.

Australian Citizens Entering the United States on an I-94

What is unequivocal is that we can see that the vast majority of Australians entering the US are on tourist visas. Except for 2021, there is a high probability that if you bump into an Australian, they are on a Tourist/Visa Waiver and do not live in the U.S.

Tourist crossings in 2020 were 532,815, and 23,096 in 2021.

Total crossings in 2019 were 1,524,305, and only 537,835 in 2022 so there is still a long way to go to return to the Mean.

Top 10 Tips Australian Job Seekers in America

Here are our Top 10 Tips for Australian Job Seekers in America to better understand the nuances of finding work.

If you have been researching how to get a job in America from Australia, you understand that, at some point, you need to get on a plane. However, if you go into the game without understanding the rules or having a plan, Australian job seekers in America will quickly start to accumulate some very unnecessary scar tissue.

Members of The Australian Community (a US public charity) have access to a series of educational videos on our YouTube Channel. There they can learn from the experience of other Australians who have successfully found work.

Further, financial members have access to additional services, such as introductions to potential advocates working inside key organizations.

Up to $50,000 in Grants to Support Australian Culture!

The Australian Community is committing up to $50,000.00 to support Australian Culture in 2024!

Throughout the year, there are dozens of events in New York featuring Australian Art, Film, Sports, and the Performing Arts. However, when you are an Australian Government or Non-Profit organization in America, your social media generally only reaches other Australians.

However, one way to reach a broader American audience who are interested in Australian Arts and Culture is through Google Advertising. That way when someone searches for Australian cultural events, Google can serve a highly visible Ad with a link to the event.

But this can be expensive with every “click” costing as much as $1.00 – $2.00! Despite the benefits, this cost is often outside of many event budgets.

The Australian Community is therefore allocating $50,000 in 2024 to promoting Australian Arts and Culture in New York through Google Ads. This is made possible through our Support of Other Organizations and Individuals, charitable activity.

If you or your organization qualifies, an advertising budget between $500.00 and $1,000.00 will be allocated to promoting the Australian cultural event.

The Australian Community will work with you to create a search engine optimized event page on our website, with a 3rd party link to where your audience can purchase tickets. A Google Ad will simultaneously be created to link to the event page based on your keywords.

Before you send money Overseas!

Use this Currency Converter to gauge how much money you could save over your existing FOREX service by accessing The Australian Community’s Preferred OFX Rate.

Currencies can fluctuate by the minute. This Converter is indicative of the Preferred OFX Rate at this time.

However, once you register and access our Preferred OFX Rate, you will see the current converted rate, and the converted amount before making your transfer.

Apply Now!

If you are an Australian artist or organization aligned with our charitable mission, you may qualify for this grant. Grants will only be made to other organizations and individuals after due diligence and approval by the Board of Directors following our policies and procedures and while funding is available.

Please complete the following form to apply for a Grant. Applications for 2024 Grants are now open.

About The Australian Community

Founded in 2011, we connect more Australians in America.

If you are a professional Australian taking your career to the next level, or the U.S. is the next step in your company’s global expansion, we can connect you to all of the resources you need for success in America.


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The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible under the IRS Code.

 

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Meet Joey, America’s first Australian Ex-Pat AI!

If you are an Ex-Pat and have a question about living in America, we have great news… You can now ask Joey, America’s first Australian Ex-Pat AI!

Australian ex-pats have been asking The Australian Community questions for more than a decade. Those questions and the answers have been captured and carefully curated inside our knowledge base. Now, through Joey, America’s first Australian Ex-Pat AI, you can access our knowledge base to answer ex-pat questions quickly.

Typically, Australian ex-pats use a search engine when they have a question and then have to wade through pages of information and Blog articles until they get an answer. With Joey, you type in a question, and you get the concise answer – specifically in the context of an Ex-Pat!

Like any AI, answers are dodgy at best without a well-constructed Model of behavior and an ethical, curated knowledge base. We have been testing Joey to ensure that the answers and information are relevant and delivered in a friendly, typically Australian language.

Meet Joey!

Just Ask Joey!

Over the past decade, we have amassed America’s largest private Australian knowledge base. This knowledge can now be accessed through our ChatBot, Joey.

Anyone can easily ask questions on Topics and Conversations with answers based on the knowledge of thousands of Australians in America.

Of course, Joey can make mistakes like any AI, but we closely monitor Joey’s answers and retrain any anomalies so that the next time the same question is asked, it gives the best response.

Our Corporate Sponsors, Australian artists, and cultural events are also winners of this Australian AI. Joey is trained to include events happening in our organization and mention our Corporate Sponsors when questions align with their products and services.

If you have any feedback on our Australian AI, you can tell Joey. We will get the memo!

Before you send money Overseas!

Use this Currency Converter to gauge how much money you could save over your existing FOREX service by accessing The Australian Community’s Preferred OFX Rate.

Currencies can fluctuate by the minute. This Converter is indicative of the Preferred OFX Rate at this time.

However, once you register and access our Preferred OFX Rate, you will see the current converted rate, and the converted amount before making your transfer.

About The Australian Community

Founded in 2011, we connect more Australians in America.

If you are a professional Australian taking your career to the next level, or the U.S. is the next step in your company’s global expansion, we can connect you to all of the resources you need for success in America.


Did you find this article helpful? Make a Donation!

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are fully tax-deductible under the IRS Code.

 

Join The Australian Community.

Learn more about the benefits of joining The Australian Community in America.

July Social Drinks

Join us for our first social drinks in 2021 – Which will also be a Livestream!

It has been eighteen months since we held an in-person event. Based on a recent survey, our members are telling us that they want to resume social drinks, but only under certain conditions – an outdoor event being one!

There is no cost for admission.

The format will be a Cash Bar.

Space is limited so RSVP early

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Australian Businesses in New York, and their COVID-19 Response: Blonde + Co

There are dozens of Australian businesses in New York.  COVID-19 has impacted them all, some more than others.

We want our readers to learn about these Australian businesses in New York, their Founders, and the strategies they are employing to weather COVID-19 and prepare for the New Economy.

We spoke with Julie Stahl, Founder and CEO of Blonde + Co via ZOOM to learn more about this Australian Business in New York.

Watch the video below for the full interview.

Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them: Joe Bananas

There are literally dozens of Australian businesses who have opened shop in New York.  Some we know well, and others not so well.

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 owner and designer Evan Sturrock, to learn more about the Joe Bananas’ 943 Madison Avenue location.

Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them: Wellbuilt

There are literally dozens of Australian businesses who have opened shop in New York.  Some we know well, and others not so well.

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 Mitch Kidd, one half of WellBuilt Co – an Australian Construction and Development company making waves in New York and the Tri State Area.

Wrap up of #OzDayNYC 2018 – aka “The Joeys”

It was a sold out, star-studded, Black Tie event at Pier A that recognized the contributions of Australian performing artists Amanda Bishop, Marika Aubrey, Ben McHugh, Kaye Tuckerman, Nick Hardcastle and Jeremy Youett.  Our Honorees were Stella Pulo and Sullivan Stapleton.

It was also great to see fellow Blindspot actor Luke Mitchell and his wife Rebecca Breeds stop by with Sully.  World renowned Australian Classical Guitarist Rupert Boyd added a special touch to the evening with a live performance.

The guest list read like a who’s who of Australian performing artists!

Aussie Cafés in NYC – and where to find them: Boundless Plains Espresso

There are literally dozens of Australian businesses who have opened shop in New York.  Some we know well, and others not so well.

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 Jo Black, the Founder of Boundless Plains– a new Aussie café located on Rector Street in the Financial District of New York City.

Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them: Scanlan Theodore

There are literally dozens of Australian businesses who have opened shop in New York.  Some we know well, and others not so well.

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 Melinda Robertson and Sarah Blank to learn more about their business Scanlan Theodore located at 117 Prince Street in SoHo.

Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them: Save Your Sole

There are literally dozens of Australian businesses who have opened shop in New York.  Some we know well, and others not so well.

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 Amanda Collins to learn more about her business Save Your Sole located at 1 Little West 12th St in NYC.

Aussie Cafés in NYC – and where to find them: Three Seat Espresso & Barber

After a very positive response to our series of articles featuring Aussie Cafés in NYC, we are 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 Aaron Cook, the Founder of Three Seat Espresso & Barber – a Barber Shop AND Café – located on Avenue A in New York City.

Aussie Businesses in NYC – and where to find them: Sweat Yoga

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.

Aussie Cafés in NYC – and where to find them: Southern Cross Coffee

There has been a ton of recent press featuring Aussie cafés in NYC.  Most feature either the highly successful coffee chains or those found only in NoLIta.

To highlight some of the other Aussie businesses in NYC, here is the third in a series of articles featuring Australian Cafépreneurs.

We want our readers to learn more about their Aussie owners, and what is unique about their businesses.   We spoke with Adam Sobol who with his partner Sergio D’Auria opened Southern Cross Coffee located at 300 E 5th Street between 2nd and 1st Avenues.

Aussie Cafés in NYC – and where to find them: Hutch & Waldo.

There has been a ton of recent press featuring Aussie cafés in NYC.  Most feature either the highly successful coffee chains or those found only in NoLIta.

To highlight some of the other Aussie businesses in NYC, here is the second in a series of articles featuring Australian Cafépreneurs.

We want our readers to learn more about their Aussie owners, and what is unique about their businesses.   We spoke with Alastair McFarland who has recently opened Hutch and Waldo located at 347 E 81st @ 2nd Avenue.

Aussie Cafés in NYC – and where to find them: Saltwater

To highlight some of the other Aussie businesses in NYC, here is the first in a series of articles featuring Australian Cafépreneurs. 

We want our readers to learn more about their Aussie owners, and what is unique about their businesses.   For our first location we sat down with Lee and Sid Chitnis, the owners and operators of Saltwater located at 345 E 12th Street between 2nd and 1st Avenues.

To highlight some of the other Aussie businesses in NYC, here is the first in a series of articles featuring Australian Cafépreneurs. 

We want our readers to learn more about their Aussie owners, and what is unique about their businesses.   For our first location we sat down with Lee and Sid Chitnis, the owners and operators of Saltwater located at 345 E 12th Street between 2nd and 1st Avenues.

There has been a ton of recent press featuring Aussie cafés in NYC.  Most feature either the highly successful coffee chains or those found only in NoLIta.

To highlight some of the other Aussie businesses in NYC, here is the first in a series of articles featuring Australian Cafépreneurs. 

We want our readers to learn more about their Aussie owners, and what is unique about their businesses.   For our first location we sat down with Lee and Sid Chitnis, the owners and operators of Saltwater located at 345 E 12th Street between 2nd and 1st Avenues.

There has been a ton of recent press featuring Aussie cafés in NYC.  Most feature either the highly successful coffee chains or those found only in NoLIta.

To highlight some of the other Aussie businesses in NYC, here is the first in a series of articles featuring Australian Cafépreneurs. 

We want our readers to learn more about their Aussie owners, and what is unique about their businesses.   For our first location we sat down with Lee and Sid Chitnis, the owners and operators of Saltwater located at 345 E 12th Street between 2nd and 1st Avenues.