Australian Association

G'day mate!

Welcome to the BYU-Idaho Australian Association home page!

The purpose of the Australian Association is to bring people together with common ground and also share the culture with anyone that wants to know more about this great, diverse land. We want to be able to grow together in the Gospel and be able to share it through this association. This semester we hope to bring people together, make good friendships, and enrich ourselves in culture, spirituality, and fun.

Join us

  • Contact:
  • President: Lana Strathearn
  • Phone: 832-444-3295
  • Email:

Useful Words

Whether you go to Australia, or just want to talk to people around campus, these words will help you blow them away with your language skills. Have fun!

Useful "Australian" Words

G'day Hello
How ya goin? How are you?
Fair dinkum Real, genuine
Heaps A lot
Ace! Excellent! Very good!
Apples, she'll be It'll be all right
Aussie salute brushing away flies with the hand
Bludger lazy person, layabout, somebody who always relies on other people to do things or lend him things
Cobber friend
Good onya good for you, well done

Fun Facts

  1. There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, and only 20 million people.
  2. Australia has the world's largest population of wild camels with one hump.
  3. There are 1500 species of Australian spiders.
  4. A form of Australian has been used in the U.S. for over two hundred years.
  5. The Great Barrier Reef has a mailbox. You can ferry out there and send a postcard, stamped with the only Great Barrier Reef stamp.
  6. Melbourne has the second largest Greek population in the world, after Athens.
  7. The Sydney Opera House roof weighs more than 161,000 tons.
  8. Australia is considered to have one of the highest degrees of urban concentration in the world.
  9. The average Australian will consume 165,000 eggs in his or her lifetime. 
  10. One in every four persons is either a first or second generation settler to Australia, a trend started after World War II.