The beautiful country of
Australia is renowned not only for its luxurious
beaches and other tourist places but also for the
simplicity and modesty of its people.
Australians are known to be very down to earth.
are always mindful of the things that they say,
especially to people they have just met.
it appoint that they won’t seem to give the
impression of thinking too much of themselves or
that they are better than others.
self-deprecation is very much evident in Australian
Since Australians are modest and humble,
they expect and like the same in other people.
these greetings may sound overly patronizing when
coming from a foreigner, so a simple “Hi” or “Hello”
They also prefer to use first names
even on first meetings; except maybe when addressing
older people or people with seniority in ranks or
positions in school or the government.
In social gatherings, it is customary to bring a
bottle of wine or what they call a BYO or bring your
own food, or a plate of some dish to contribute to
the host of the party and share with other guests.
It is also expected to RSVP the person who invited
you if you are coming to the gathering or not. The same thing if you are going to be
late, you are expected to notify your host.
And as such, they
try not to draw or give too much attention to their
achievements in life whether it is academic or
They maintain a low profile and even
downplay their achievements and successes. They don’t like
bragging and showing off and so they distrust people who do.
Australians also have a very good sense of humor and they
like being around funny people they can share some laughs
The people of Australia are not very formal.
Greetings are the usual Australian accented, “G’day!” or “G’day, mate!”
their humble nature, Australians may seem to be not
achievement-oriented. But the otherwise is true.
They are just very direct and matter of fact when it
comes to doing business. They do not require
long-standing personal relationships before they
engage in business with a person.
They also do not require a lot of talking as they
get down to business right away. They prefer brevity
and straightforwardness in all their business
Discussing the nitty-gritty details does not impress
them much. They’d rather talk about
the big picture and the end result and then just
bother about the details afterwards.