Australian Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old australian quotes, australian sayings, and australian proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It's Australian to do such things because, however uncivilised they may seem, it's human to do them.     

Hugh Mackay

There is something about the Australian psyche that seems to like films that are slightly offbeat.     

Nick Park

We are moving toward recognition of the first Australians in the Australian constitution.     

Kevin Rudd

Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot.     

Kevin Rudd

By 1990, no Australian child will be living in poverty.     

Bob Hawke

Australians will never acquire a national identity until individual Australians acquire identities of their own.     

Patrick White

Australians and the British are very similar: If you try and stand out in any way, and you try to reach for success, someone is gonna be there to cut you down.     

Joel Edgerton

Australia is just so full of surprises.     

Bill Bryson

We today take this first step by acknowledging the past and laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians.     

Kevin Rudd

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

Australians always want everyone to be average, as if the best thing you can do is fit in.     

Poppy King

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

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

Lighting a cigarette with a sense of achievement for company made the journey worth it.     

S.A. Tawks

It is Australian innocence to love The naturally excessive and be proud Of a thoroughbred gelding who ran fast.     

Peter Porter

The Australian language is easier to learn than boat talk. It has a vocabulary of about six words.     

P. J. O'Rourke

It's rare that there's a role that requires an Australian accent.     

Heath Ledger

The Australian people want to help build this country into a great nation. This budget has not realized the capacity of the Australian people. It has underestimated them. It has let us down.     

Lionel Murphy

The Australian public are very fair and they are always prepared to give a leader of a major political party a fair go.     

Tony Abbott

The Australian accent is sort of like going down a step in smartness, you could say, because you guys pronounce things as they're spelled. We add and abbreviate stuff.     

Callan Mcauliffe

The Australian economy is resilient, but business and consumer confidence is fragile.     

Julie Bishop

There is nothing more Australian than spending time in somebody else's country     


We believe in the Australian promise; that if you work hard, you won't be left behind.     

Wayne Swan

Australian seafarers make an important contribution to national security in a country with thousands of kilometres of uninhabited coastline.     

Anthony Albanese

Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.     

Kevin Rudd

The Australian people expect the Government to govern, they don't expect it to make excuses.     

Tony Abbott

Being an Australian that's been No. 1 in the world back home playing in Australia, that's a pretty cool moment to have.     

Jason Day

The Australian fans are really friendly and personable; the sense of humour is a lot less dry than the English.     

Tom Hopper

Australia's treatment of her Aboriginal people will be the thing on which the world will judge Australia and Australians - Not just now, but in the greater perspective of history.     

Gough Whitlam

The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol.     

Barry Richards