Looking for quotes about Australia? In this article, you’ll find some of the best descriptions of this incredible country by a variety of famous figures.
A lot of these Australia quotes reflect my own feelings towards the country. I spent a year in Australia on a working holiday and loved every second of it. There’s so much to see there.
From vibrant cities such as Adelaide, Melbourne to Sydney to the beauty of the outback and the stunning beaches, you’re not going to run out of things to do or places to visit in Australia!
I’ve included some funny quotes about Australia, captions for you to use with your Instagram photos and some Australia puns and proverbs too.
Hopefully, these quotes inspire you to visit the land down under and experience one of the most fascinating countries in the world!
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Best Quotes About Australia
I loved my time in Australia and didn’t want to leave when my year was up. Backpacking in Australia changed my life and the places I visited left an inedible mark on me.
Below are some Australian quotes that reflect the beauty and nature of the country the best. No doubt they’ll inspire you to get booking your tickets in no time!
“Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.” – Kevin Rudd
“There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.” – Russell Crowe
“Australia lives with a strange contradiction – our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country.” – Kate Grenville
“I think Australia has to be a country which has the ‘Welcome’ sign out.” – Paul Keating
“Australia is always a place that is dear to me; it is always my second home, and I try to get there as often as I can, but it is not next door, you know.” – Garfield Sobers
“Australia, to the rest of the world, is just far away, and Australia in the Thirties was the faraway of the faraway.” – Baz Luhrmann
“You don’t leave Australia unless you are passionate. Any Australian actor who comes to America is really committed. There are no dabblers – it’s all or nothing.” – Margot Robbie
“Australia is a wild place.” – Kurt Vile
“Australia is my lens. I cannot see the world any other way.” – Peter Carey
“There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand.” – Henry Rollins
“Everyone knows how much Australia means to me. I try to get back here as much as I can, but normally it’s for work, so I’m in and out and jetlagged and stressed.” – Kylie Minogue
“I love London. I love the U.K., but if I was going to live anywhere else on Earth, it would be Australia.” – Tom Parker Bowles
“Way of life in Australia focuses more on the outdoors.” – Thomas Muster
“I was fortunate enough to visit a lot of beautiful places around the world. The most astonishing and memorable experiences were my trips to Africa and Australia.” – Karolina Kurkova
“Australia is breathtakingly beautiful, and I can’t wait to visit again.” – Joe Nichols
“I try to get back to Australia as much as possible.” – Teresa Palmer
“I think Australia is just a great place to bring up a family.” – Anthony Pratt
“After going to Australia, it’s hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I’m obsessed with it.” – Nina Dobrev
“Australians have a free spirit and an ability to think outside the box, and that is why I like Australia so much.” – Brian Schmidt
“Australia is a phenomenally beautiful country, and every time I go away and come back, it never ceases to amaze me.” – David Wenham
Australia Instagram Captions
Life is better down under
Meanwhile, in Australia…
And so the adventure begins
Outback hair, don’t care
I followed my heart, and it led me to Australia
Once upon a time in Australia…
You had me at ‘G’day Mate!’
Here for the views and koalas
A trip to Australia is always emu-sing
I love Australia. I’m just wondering wallaby back?
Funny Quotes About Australia
Everyone needs a laugh now and then. These funny quotes about Australia will provide you with just that.
While some of them are just funny, others reveal what life and travelling in Australia is like if you’re unfamiliar with the country.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz
“Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.” – Andre Benjamin
“Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner.” – Douglas Adams
“People who say, ‘There’s nothing to fear from spiders’ have clearly never been to Australia.” – Cate Blanchett
“I love all kinds of insects, and I’ve heard Australia has some really interesting bugs.” – Aurora
“Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.” – Germaine Greer
“In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.” – Phyllis McGinley
“I love Australia, and I especially love those rugby players.” – Jennifer Coolidge
“Australia is fun, but completely exhausting and confusing because I never get on with the different time zone.” – Michael McIntyre
“It’s always hot in Australia.” – Angelique Kerber
“I love Australia! I got a boot thrown at me there.” – Art Alexakis
“I like Australia, but every time I’m there, I feel like everybody’s being sarcastic because everyone’s so nice.” – Banks
“To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one’s mother.” – Barry Humphries
“I’ve never had a cold Christmas, as I always spend it back home in Australia.” – Mallory Jansen
“I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia.” – Elizabeth Hurley
Quotes About Australia’s Culture and History
“I have the greatest respect for Aborigine people, to whom I owe everything. The time I spent with members of the Pijantjatjara and Pintupi tribes in Australia was a transformative experience for me and one that has deeply and indelibly informed my entire life and art.” – Marina Abramovic
“I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.” – Hugh Jackman
“The Apology opened the opportunity for a new relationship based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. Because without mutual respect and mutual responsibility, the truth is we can achieve very little.” – Kevin Rudd
“Both my parents are English and came out to Australia in 1967. I was born the following year. My parents, and immigrants like them, were known as ‘£10 poms.’ Back then, the Australian government was trying to get educated British people and Canadians – to be honest, educated white people – to come and live in Australia.” – Hugh Jackman
“To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence – we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child – we apologise, and we are sorry.” – Malcolm Turnbull
“I lived for a couple of years when I was 9 years old on beautiful Aboriginal sacred land in a town of a thousand people in northwestern Australia. It’s where the Aborigines are still very connected to their culture, the Dreamtime culture. It was really quite a special experience.” – Isabel Lucas
“I’ve been to Australia several times, and I just like the earthiness; it’s part of the culture. That’s a really good vibe to be around.” – Erin Heatherton
“At its best, Aboriginal art has been effective in translating an entire culture and the understanding of an entire continent. Indeed, the more we interpret Australia through Aboriginal eyes, through the experience of their long and epic story, the more we allow ourselves to understand the land we share.” – Paul Keating
“A community, once it realises that its language is in danger, can get its act together and introduce measures which can genuinely revitalise. You’ve seen it happen in Australia with several Aboriginal languages. And it’s happening in other countries, too.” – David Crystal
“Australia is a remarkable country with incredible technical and physical resources and a capacity to be a world leader in renewables.” – Cate Blanchett
“Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale.” – Umberto Eco
“In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.” – Peter Garrett
“At first, I was called a quack, a charlatan, and worse, year after year, in Australia, England and the United States, by men who simply refused to believe that a nurse from ‘the bush’ could devise a treatment which succeeded where they had failed.” – Elizabeth Kenny
“Australia is the most isolated continent.” – Jared Diamond
“It may seem hard to believe – unless you sit down and taste them – but some of the world’s greatest sweet wines are made in the Rutherglen region of Victoria, Australia.” – Robert. M Parker, Jr
“I think when you come to Australia you immediately get the sense of fitness and taking care of yourself and being healthy, and it really shows.” – Tinie Tempah
Australian Proverbs and Puns
I Cairns believe I’m in Australia!
The Melbourne Identity
You’re the Brisbane of my existence
I Canberra to be away from you
For the Darwin
I wish I may, I vegemite, have the wish I wish tonight
A roo with a view
Australia crocs my world
The Sydney’s Knees
You say it’s your Perth-day
“The bigger the hat, the smaller the property.”
“A Platypus is a duck designed by a committee.”
“Tears are words the heart can’t express.”
“The cricket bat is mightier than the pen and the sword combined.”
“Faint heart never won fair lady.”
Australia Travel Quotes
With so many places to visit in Australia and the size of the country, you need a good amount of time to properly see everything. A minimum of three months is what I recommend but even that might not be enough.
However long you have, these Australia travel quotes will inspire you to start planning your trip to this beautiful country!
“Australia’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit because of the beautiful beaches. I am surprised by how cosmopolitan the cities are; it wasn’t what I expected.” – Sara Sampaio
“I love Australia; it was a really, really nice experience for me. It’s such a beautiful place. The people are beautiful – like, really beautiful – and they are beautiful in terms of their personalities. It’s a great place to be. It’s like you are in a little bit of a dream world.” – Shawn Mendes
“I’d love to come to Australia. I’d love to walk about the Sydney Opera House.” – Nik Wallenda
“That’s one of the things I miss most about Australia – the countryside.” – Yvonne Strahovski
“Australia is one of my favorite places to play – it’s a crazy experience.” – Trombone Shorty
“Australia is my favorite place to visit. The fans are great, and the sport of bodybuilding is huge.” – Ronnie Coleman
“I love Australia. I love the people there; they are fantastic. The business opportunities are endless.” – Anthony Pratt
“The more I go to Australia, the more I realise how enormous the country is and how much there is to see. There’s really nowhere like it.” – Kate Garraway
“Coming to Australia, it was just really magical for me. It just had the wow factor of a different sort of place and, more so, just being with a family that wanted to love me and to have me, because I knew back then, before coming to Australia, there was no way of getting back home or finding my real family.” – Saroo Brierley
“I was born in Cairns, Queensland. Then my parents and I moved to Sydney. We moved to New Wales. We moved around Australia. I was just really close to my parents, and actually, we moved around a lot when I was very young. I think it played a big part in making me the shy teenager that I was.” – Catriona Gray
“I want to go to Australia and take the same goofy picture of me holding a koala that everyone else takes.” – Jessi Klein
“I’ve always wanted to go to Australia. I hear it’s a great place. I mean, kangaroos are pretty awesome. That’s an up factor.” – Zachary Gordon
“There’s an expression in Australia that’s called ‘Go Bush,’ which means to get out of the city and relax. I try and ‘go bush’ to places where there’s no cell reception. But, I don’t get to do that often, so for the most part, it’s just a state of mind.” – Cate Blanchett
“I love coming to Australia. It’s one of my favourite places.” – Jillionaire
“I kind of assumed all of Australia was like the Gold Coast – so I was telling people Australians just work out and go to the beach. Like, Australia has it figured out! But then I went to Sydney, and it was nothing like the Gold Coast – but I still loved it.” – Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
“It is in the national interest to have the Flying Kangaroo. It’s in the interests of our tourism industry. It’s in the interests of jobs here in Australia.” – Anthony Albanese
“Australia was great. I would advise anybody to go there. In fact, if you couldn’t live here, Australia would be the place to live. It’s the most Americanized country that I’ve ever seen in the world.” – Jerry Lawler
“I live in a town called Beerwah, right in the middle of Australia Zoo. It’s not hustle and bustle and busy, so that’s helpful. We travel all over the world, but I’ve always been able to come home and run around in the middle of the Australian outback.” – Bindi Irwin
“Australia is so cool that it’s hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.” – Mary-Kate Olsen
“I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it’s almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn’t say that because I haven’t been everywhere and I’m very fond of Perth too!” – Jackie Collins
“There’s very little bohemia in Australia and it’s one of the things I miss most about not living in Europe.” – Rachel Ward
“Even the Australians don’t know how beautiful their own country is. Particularly where we were shooting ‘The Straits.’ Most of my stuff was done on an aboriginal settlement on the south shore, opposite Cairns, which I believe was the site where the last person was eaten in Australia.” – Brian Cox
“One meal I’m constantly reminded about is when I ate kangaroo tail in the desert in Australia; it wasn’t necessarily my favorite, but I will always remember it.” – Rob Machado
“When I have a bad day, I dream about opening up a gelato stand on the streets of Sydney, Australia. Doesn’t everyone have a random escape fantasy?” – Nancy Lublin
Thanks for reading my collection of the best Australia quotes! Hopefully, they have sparked your curiosity and inspired you to visit the country.
Do you have any other quotes about Australia? If you do, leave them in the comments below. Let me know if you’ve been to Australia and what you think. I’m interested to see what your opinion of the country is!
Tom is a travel addict who first left England to spend a year Down Under. Not satisfied with this, he then went to New Zealand, about as far away from home as he could get. He is now planning his next adventures in Europe and Canada while maintaining this blog. Check out the about me page to learn more!