Living in Australia will be a whole new adventure for you. No worries (a phrase you will hear all the time when you get here) though, there are plenty of student support services in universities and in organizations like ACAE to help international students like yourself to adjust to life in Australia. Australians are friendly and hospitable, and will be happy to help you out if you’re unsure of something. So when you're here, don't hesitate to ask for help.
Australians are quite casual and informal. For instance, most local students address their lecturers and tutors by their first names. However, it is important to be punctual in Australia; it is impolite if you don't call in advance to notify others when you are going to be late for an appointment.
There is no such thing as a typical Australian lifestyle. Some Australians choose a laid-back life while others prefer to live in busy cosmopolitan areas. Regardless of where they choose to live, Australians enjoy a high quality of life. On weekends or holidays, they like to relax and soak up the sun at the beach, enjoy the outdoors, dine at award-winning restaurants and go on trips.
In Australia, there's always something on. In Sydney, there are exciting events such as New Year fireworks displays, the Sydney Royal Easter Show, and Vivid Sydney. In Melbourne, there is the Melbourne Festival, the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, and Formula 1 Grand Prix. In Queensland, there is Brisbane Festival, the Ekka Royal Queensland Show, and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
The Australian government encourages people to learn as much as they can about their new country, including Australia's heritage, language, customs, values and way of life.