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Looking for quotes about Australia to inspire your travels? We’ve got this ultimate list of Australian quotes, from funny to insightful and everything in between, that will fire up your desire to explore this beautiful country!

Our epic list of Australia quotes includes quotes from famous Aussies, writers, celebrities, and more.

Best Quotes About Australia

  • “Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.” – Andre Benjamin
  • “Summer in Adelaide: the nourishing and destructive golds, the soft fruit and the fire.” – Kerryn Goldsworthy
  • “Earth is here so kind [Australia], that just  tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.” – Douglas Jerrold
  • “Being lost in Australia gives you a lovely sense of security.” – Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines
  • “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
  • “I think Melbourne is by far and away the most interesting place in Australia, and I thought if I ever wrote a novel or crime novel of any kind, I had to set it here.” – Peter Temple
  • “After going to Australia, it’s hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I’m obsessed with it.” – Nina Dobrev
  • “Even the Australians don’t know how beautiful their own country is.” – Brian Cox
  • “Australia is just so full of surprises.” – Bill Bryson
  • “I want people to throw on a hat, head out into the outback and see the real Australia. You can do it how you want – independently in a 4WD, camping under the stars, or being treated like a king in a luxury homestead or on a cruise.” – John Torode
  • “…the reality of late summer and early autumn when Adelaide, more than any place on earth, and as simply as pouring tea from a pot, pours forth from a lavish cornucopia into gardens and parks and markets and arcade stalls a cascade of carnations and grapes and melons, guavas and Michaelmas daisies and tomatoes, zinnias and belladonna lilies and tuberoses, lavender and quinces and cumquats and pomegranates, roses and roses and roses.” ― Hal Porter, The Paper Chase
  • “Australia is alive with the long history of the Indigenous people, our culture and our presence. Nowhere else in the world can you see and experience the oldest loving cultures of humankind.” – Marcia Langton
  • “Australia is a paradoxical land. It is a modern, industrialized, and technologically advanced nation on a continent that is largely unpopulated.” – Francis Gordon Clarke
  • “Australia is a phenomenally beautiful country, and every time I go away and come back, it never ceases to amaze me.” – David Wenham
  • “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
  • “The people are immensely likable— cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn’t get much better than this.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under
  • “It’s always a pleasure on a personal note for me to come back to Australia.” – Nick Cave
  • “I think Australia has to be a country which has the ‘Welcome’ sign out.” – Paul Keating
  • “I love Australia; it’s such an outdoor life.” – Darcey Bussell
  • “I love Australia, and I especially love those rugby players.” – Jennifer Coolidge
  • Alone of all the races on earth, they seem to be free from the ‘Grass is Greener on the other side of the fence’ syndrome, and roundly proclaim that Australia is, in fact, the other side of that fence.” – Douglas Adams
  • “The beauty of the air, from the air… You haven’t seen Australia unless you see it from the air. The coastline, the colours of the inland. The claypans, the forests. It’s just all so beautiful. You’d never see that from the road. People climb mountains to see these things. You see that every time you take off.” – Nancy Bird Walton (Australian Aviator)
  • “It’s the colours, the light, the space. It’s really very deep in my soul… In the Australian bush and inland deserts, there is a sense of being the first person in a place.” – Suzanne Cory
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Funny Quotes About Australia

  • “People who say, ‘There’s nothing to fear from spiders’ have clearly never been to Australia.” – Cate Blanchett
  • “Don’t worry about the world ending today; it’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz
  • “To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one’s mother.” – Barry Humphries
  • “I’ve been to Australia. I’ve met the devil, drank beer and snogged kangaroos.” – Alan Martin
  • “In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.” – Phyllis McGinley
  • “I was just in Australia… If Darwin had landed there he’d have gone “I’m wrong”.” – Robin Williams
  • “Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that’s only a recent development.” – Barry Humphries
  • “AUSTRALIA, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.” – Ambrose Bierce
  • “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
  • “In my country, terawatt globes are reserved for police helicopter chases and warning sailors of hazardous shoals. This is despite the fact that practically every living creature there can kill you in under three minutes. Our primary spoken language is screaming.” ― David Thorne
  • “The Australian language is easier to learn than boat talk. It has a vocabulary of about six words.” – P. J. O’Rourke
  • “The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol.” – Barry Richards
  • “Australians are the nicest people, but you can only understand about half of what they say.” – Mike Reiss
  • “Dead is that region of Australia situated in the middle of the arid Northern Territory.” – John Blackman
  • “Unlike New Zealand, which has nothing especially predatory, Australia is full of spiders and crocodiles and all kinds of animals that will eat you and sting you.” – Brian Cox
  • “It’s rare that there’s a role that requires an Australian accent.” – Heath Ledger
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More Australia Quotes 

  • “I think Australia is pretty much living the last day on Earth in a lot of ways.” – Nathan Phillips
  • “Australia lives with a strange contradiction – our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all of us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country.” – Kate Grenville
  • “Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.” – Kevin Rudd
  • “No one knows, incidentally, why Australia’s spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under
  • “I’m sure that there are places in the deserts in Australia that could be similar to where we might want to go on Mars.”  – Buzz Aldrin
  • “There was one thing no one considered, however: Australia was populated by Australians. While the rest of us were trying to adapt to a world that suddenly seemed bent on eradicating the human race, the Australians had been dealing with a hostile environment for centuries. They looked upon our zombie apocalypse, and they were not impressed.” ― Mira Grant, How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea
  • “The issue that many travellers (and we were no different) face when visiting Australia is that they picture it as just another country, much like India or Germany or even the USA. However, Australia is most certainly not just another country but rather a vast continent; an immense landmass that spans three time zones. Until the eighteenth century, the existence of this mega-landmass was a fancy hypothesis, albeit with some merit: ‘Surely there has to be a giant continent somewhere in the southern hemisphere to balance all the landmasses in the northern hemisphere?” ― Jason Rebello
  • “P.S. I truly love every square inch of Australia. I look forward to when we realise that this country is our giver of life and will survive long after we have passed on. Maybe, then, we will each choose a life similar to that of our ancestors: one of leaving soft footprints and a light touch on this landscape, and with a kindness for each other.” ― Don Bemrose, Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
  • “Australians are very provincial in many ways. If they feel that you’ve used them as a stepping stone to bigger things, they resent it.”– Graham Russell
  • “Few would argue that ‘G’day’ is the most world-renowned Aussie greeting, and there would be few Australians who have not used it at one time or another.” – Paul Bugeja
  • “Happy little vegemites means happy Australians, usually children.” – H.G. Nelson
  • “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 have friends who come to the Australia Zoo, and it’s just, instead of playing video games, we get to hug and kiss a giraffe or walk a tiger.” – Bindi Irwin
  • “Australians have a free spirit and an ability to think outside the box, and that is why I like Australia so much.” – Brian Schmidt
  • “You are totally at the mercy of nature in this country, mate. It’s just a fact of life. But I tell you one thing.” “What’s that?” “It sure makes you appreciate something like this when you know it could all go up in a puff of smoke.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under
  • “That’s one of the things I miss most about Australia – the countryside.” – Yvonne Strahovski
  • “Western Australia is covered by granite, the largest single piece of Achaean rock that still lies on the surface of the, of, of the Earth, that’s 2.5 to 2.9 billion years old. It’s one of the most ancient and intact bits of the Earth’s crust.” – Antony Gormley
  • “I am lucky to live in an incredible place of deserts and ancient culture. Rugged country, at times harsh and unforgiving, but this facade crumbles every now and again to reveal the true delicacy of life in Desert Country…” – Peter Carroll

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