Why do people go to Australia


An average flight from London to Sydney can last anywhere over 22 hours and a flight from the American west coast to Sydney is only marginally shorter at around 15 hours. Despite torturous flight times, visitors from all over the world travel to Australia and many find the culture so effortless to be in and welcoming that they decide to make it their home as well. We find out what motivates people to undertake journeys to Australia.

To experience a unique culture

While the Australian population remains largely Caucasian, travelers from the north hemisphere find the country particularly intriguing as its culture developed largely independent of white cultures in Europe and America. Since Australian society constitutes immigrants from all parts of Asia, Africa and Europe, travelers can find restaurants serving their native cuisines with ease which is a welcome comfort for people that have travelers halfway around the world to be there.

To work

Australia is the world’s 12th biggest economy; it has the 5th highest per capita income in the world; it has a highly developed infrastructure, it is a part of the developed world and it is the 6th largest country in the world in terms of size. This makes it a prime destination for immigrants who want to pursue better prospects in life. Since the Australia immigration policy isn’t as discriminatory or grueling as that in place in many parts of Europe and America, people find it easier to immigrate to the country instead of trying their luck in other developed economies.

To study

Australia has promoted itself as a prominent higher education hub in the Asia-pacific region. Students from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, New Zealand and even Japan arrive in Australia to pursue higher education at one of its many world-class institutes.