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Australia Trip Links


Local News and Current Events

Sydney Morning Herald
Breaking news from Sydney, Australia and the world. Features the latest business, sport, entertainment, travel, lifestyle and technology news.

Australian Broadcasting Channel
A comprehensive site offering the latest news and events covering Australian television, print, radio, health and science.

Art and Culture

Australian Culture
A brief overview of Aboriginal culture, Australian history and sports heroes and common Australian pastimes.

Australian Aboriginal Art
An interesting article on the origins of Aboriginal people and also gallery of works and their meanings.

Aussie Slang Dictionary
A fun site to prepare you for the local lingo.

Centre for Intercultural Learning
Sponsored by the Canadian government, this website looks at Australian culture from the standpoint of a native Australian who has moved to Canada and a native Canadian who has lived in Australia. Many of the questions they cover relate to working in Australia, but all the responses offer interesting insight into the culture.

Travel Guides and General Info

New South Wales: Sydney Australia
New South Wales site offering information for international travelers. Includes a guide to maps, accommodation, events, attractions and tours.

Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet is a great place to start reading about a destination and contains helpful information for travelers.

Australia's Ministry of Tourism
Hosted by the government, you can find information on various locations and events.

Topic Specific Links

YMCA Camp Yarramundi
Our partner organization, YMCA Camp Yarramundi, is based out of the YMCA of Sydney. You can learn more about both Y's at this site.

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
This official site has all the latest information on Australian international relations and aid work.

Australian Animals
Learn about interesting Australian wildlife.

All Down Under
A quirky compilation of events, slang, fashion, etc. that are uniquely Australian.

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