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I Hate Living In Australia

For those who wish they had been born somewhere else, or at least had the means to escape... 390 People

    Lonely.

    I moved here over 6 years ago and am having one hell of a time making friends, finding work, fitting in, not being bored out of my damn mind............. It wasn't my choice to move here so it's no surprise I'm not happy. I just wish I had friends, that I could confide in, that...
    DonutsJunction DonutsJunction 26-30, F 14 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    My father-in-law is elderly

    and is staying with us from Egypt. He is visiting Australia as a long term tourist, and he dislikes this country already. He says that people in Australia are very much to themselves and no one is spontaneous to anyone in public. He has noticed that people in public are...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Glad To Have Left Australia!!!!

    After living in the '*** end of the earth' for three years, I am very happy to have left that country. I grew up there and even I can see how downhill both Sydney and Australia have gone since the 1980's. I can sum it by these observations: The cities are too damn expensive to...
    bsimm42 bsimm42 41-45 6 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    I'm With You

    Yes.  This is a terrible country to live in or even travel to for that matter.  Let me say that I never write posts but I feel so strongly about this and was comforted by hearing the stories of other like-minded people.  Australia truly sucks.I'm a Canadian who's been living...
    nosheep2004 nosheep2004 36-40 112 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Death by sensory deprivation The longer I

    remain out of Australia, the more I detest the place... hey shouldn't that the other way around? The longer I remain out of Australia, the more I realize how my world view has been shaped by their toxic garbage - yes, even me who has probably understood Australia better than...
    seatbelthoon seatbelthoon 41-45, M 9 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    There are those who complain on this forum

    that they have been duped and lied to about coming to Australia. They complain they were given false promises that did not come true. If you lived a country where you were well off and making money or had a good salary, but wanted MORE money and a HIGHER salary, but are...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Economic Opportunistic Migrants (EOM) BEWARE!

    !!! Australia is not the gold mine you think it is. You are deceiving yourselves. If you are already making a very good salary in your country (3 to 5 times the national average) then DO NOT come to Australia. Why? Because: 1. Australian taxes are a lot higher than the 2 to 10...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Feck Australia

    I came to australia on a working holiday visa from the uk about three months ago. I am literally sickened by their racism, their rudeness and open discrimination towards all other cultures including my own. I paid for a whv and was hoping to find some sort of semi skilled work...
    Tanskii Tanskii 26-30 23 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    I AM PREPARING MY FINAL EXIT PLAN FROM THIS

    **** LAND!!! SO EXCITING... Wish me good luck...
    laustralia78 laustralia78 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Pure Denial

    Whilst I do love Australia in a lot of respects I increasingly find myself despising the banality of the place- the constant dumbing down of humour and news, the inability of Australians to understand that my kids didn’t support the Wallabies, that I don’t delight in boat...
    northlondonirish northlondonirish 46-50 6 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    It's kind of funny seeing how many foreign

    people come to Australia everyday as students, workers, migrants, etc with the expectation of a "better life", seeing beautiful beaches, surf, seeing koalas and kangaroos, "make new friends" and some of them seem to even "love it and are happy here" and are quite happy paying...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Great moment when i typed in "is australia

    boring" to search engine and introduced to great people like "boganbait" and "seatbelthoon" on this website . Its funny how different variety of ethnics/ races/immigrants can have the same opinion about australia ! I thought all this years that something must be wrong with me...
    yobbostralia yobbostralia 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Freedom is a Joke In Australia

    Indoctrination of Australia starts at an early age. They are getting thought from early age to shut their mouth and comply with the rules or else. The “Else=Prosecution” methods will go as far as banning them from school, banning them out of the system and denying them the...
    upyours01 upyours01 46-50 10 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm South American background,

    born in Australia but grew up and was raised in South America most of my life and came back to Australia when I was 21 but with the years I still cannot fall in love or connect with Australia. There's something wrong in here and I don't really know what exactly is. Each time I...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    I have been reading these posts

    and I find these topics of these posts do not really surprise me. It seems the overwhelming noted failing of Australians is really that lower classes have such an easy life. Lower classes over the world are illiterate, uneducated drunken boors, but in Australia they are wealthy...
    fiir fiir 31-35, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Australia ‘headed

    for recession’ and RBA powerless to stop it.Well well well. Remember how the Aussies were so proud to have beaten the GFC (Great Financial Crisis) and how smug and self-congratulatory they were?It seems the country's heading for a major recession. Read this:https://au...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    Why it's so hard to make friend(s) in

    yAustralia? Do people actually make friend or not? Or everything is just for 'tourist attraction'? How many yAustralians have real friend? How many yAustralians have friend besides their fellow native Australians?
    O1100 O1100 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 12

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    I have had problems with this country

    since coming here in 1978 which I have kept inside of me for far too long. Now I am letting off steam. It is bloody expensive to live here and if you are on a low income or receiving welfare payments you will struggle. This is no ''Lucky Country'' and would recommend anyone...
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    Australia The Stupid Country

    I am an emigrant. I am disgusted by this country of bogan sheep minded people...and I am using that word loosely. Tradespeople are not skilled..build to a price and down to a standard seems to be the ethos. The intelligentsia .... well there isn't any more since Whitlam walked...
    criticalthinking criticalthinking 56-60, F 104 Responses Feb 26, 2012

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    I Hate Living In Australia

    Hi there, That's a terrible title to start a post, I've just used it to conform to this forum for those who, like myself, live in Aus and are tired of having to deal with the locals. Im pretty tired. Soon I'll leave to another country, a real country, with real human beings...
    Br3n Br3n 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    It is a lonely, cultureless,

    racist, uneducated and crude society with a barbaric past. I'm not white, but I'm born and raised here, which makes me as Australian as any other "Aussie" (Anglo Australian). However, I find that that'll never be the case in this beautiful but forsaken hole. I find that the...
    boredgame boredgame 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Saturday, 12 April 2014Dear Friends,

    I am a new member and I would like to vent my frustration.It is healthy to do so.I know that nothing will change, but my purpose is not to bring about change.My need is to release my pent up anger on this forum.I have lived in Australia for 47 years (since 1967).I was born in...
    sickness18 sickness18 61-65, M 15 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    some convict material.

    I was looking for Todd Carney news on Google and found this website. http://aussiecriminals.com.au Amazing content and heaps to read. A great Aussie convict archive
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I object to the presence of people

    who "Love Living In Australia" on this forum. To you, I say: You have no place on this forum. You add stress to an already stressed people. Stay away and keep away from this forum. The Management of EP should bar you from posting on this forum. It is pointless to enter into a...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Living in Australia, is like living in a horror

    movie. In the beginning of your tale, you move into a "beautiful" house, with the belief that you are "privileged" and "lucky". Nice, isolated house, by the ocean, fresh air and sunny beaches! For a few days you REALLY enjoy it, you overlook a few "small" flaws, some shady and...
    silvioh silvioh 22-25, M 11 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I migrated from Egypt to Australia 10 years ago.

    I was compelled to leave Egypt because of its devastated economy, its overcrowding and its environmental pollution. Egypt is a very dirty and polluted country. Life in Egypt was terrible, but life in Australia is not a bed of red roses either. At least Australia is a clean...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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      I came to Australia 8 years ago

    as a 25 year old. I have been quite optimistic all these years and achieved quite a bit (actually a lot) however I am afraid I failed on the human front i.e. friendships and romance. I have made friends and dated but all from other countries of the world from Germany to Guinea...
    letsfix letsfix 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I read on the internet

    that Australia has the highest rate of drug addiction in the world. Look at people like former afl footballer Ben Cousins. I wonder why? Is it because of loneliness, stress or some other reason or a combination?
    nonaustralian nonaustralian 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    We (my wife, son and myself) have

    now been here just over two years. We have gone through what others have gone through who post on this site but we now treat living in Australia as almost a game. This was brought about recently by having no wi fi for three weeks. I posted on a consumer site how bad Telstra was...
    4019775s 4019775s 36-40 10 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    A word of comfort to people

    who "Hate Living In Australia"! Nothing in Australians will change for the better. They are a people condemned. Find migrants like yourselves (there are plenty of them in Australia, especially in the Ethnic Suburbs) and make friends with them. That way, your stress level...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    My experience living in Australia started off

    okay and decent. People were friendly at first and somewhat welcoming. I began to notice the bogan culture slowly. The funny this is "normal" Australians separate themselves from bogans and insist profusely that this is only a small percentage of people when really this is most...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 18

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    Sydney, Australia, I won't beat around the bush

    - I am divorcing you. 15 Years of good times and bad times, and I have made the decision to leave you for good. Took me a long time to get to this point, again and again you lured me into staying, giving it another go, trying to see the good things about you... but I can;t...
    dansch85 dansch85 41-45, M 9 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    If you are planning to immigrate to Australia

    or come to Australia as a backpacker or a student here is an overview of Australia. What I will talk about is what I observed while I have been living in Sydney for over 10 years. There are good and bad in living in Australia as I mentioned below but overall I do not like...
    kkkkt kkkkt 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    A great moment in life

    when I typed that into the search engine. I as well find ozralia a **** hole on the way to death. You only get so many laps on this rock going around the sun & it is not their rock. First. A lot of people are depressed & thank god they found this site to start healing. Kudos to...
    Ozstreme Ozstreme 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I am so glad I can express my thoughts

    somewhere without feeling like I am going to be stabbed, or told to eff off. I have been living here all my life and every single year has been depressing rollercoaster. It has taken me a while to realise I don't belong in this dump land, but somewhere where I am welcomed for...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    It'S Not Hate It'S Disappointment

    As an immigrant, I understand why lots of people say they hate living in Australia. I don't enjoy living here either, (I know you'd say go back to where you came from then, again. Now bogans, F off), but I now think it is not hate, rather disappointed. Australia has a fairly...
    Lefttheshithole Lefttheshithole 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    In Australia when you are "invited" to a BBQ

    (barbeque) you actually have to BYO bring your own food, own drinks, bring your own everything lol. Or when they "invite" you to dinner out you have to pay your own meal. Why this country is so tight-azz, selfish and egoistic? It's always; "help yourself" "BYO" "pay your way...
    lifetripz lifetripz 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 16

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    Can'T Wait To Get Out Of Here

    Thankyou everyone for sharing your stories about what it is really like here I have lived in australia for the past 13 years i should probably say here that i cannot speak for every australian, just the ones i have encountered since being here as beautiful as some of the...
    stgeorgeinmyheart stgeorgeinmyheart 41-45, M 15 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    I wished I had found this group earlier,

    before I decided to visit there for a month. In world events, especially those showing faults of a country, I've often seen Aussies the most on there bagging the other countries (doubly so for the U.S.) and claiming they don't have those problems and that their country is the...
    Darius211 Darius211 41-45, M 7 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    I have a seven year old boy

    and a four year old girl. Both of them speak Arabic of course, but they speak Australian English too ... unfortunately. I and my wife are trying our hardest to smooth down their English so it reaches (at least) a cultivated form of Australian English. You know! That educated...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Aussie Psychology.

    In an attempt not to generalise all Australians, I'm going to use the term 'aussie' only for those who identify with being 'true blue', are proudly ignorant and full of social weirdness. There are even foreigners who suck up the redneck culture so easily I'd call them aussie as...
    Locke78 Locke78 36-40, M 18 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Does anyone know what it is like to move to

    Canada from Australia? I am hoping to start a new life away from here as soon as I earn enough money to be able to move. I am hoping to get a job in tourism industry over there, as for me money is no issue, as long as I can earn enough to live a happy life and be surrounded by...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Although I am only young,

    I've seen enough to make a fair and solid judgement. This country is absolutely not for me. This country has its upsides and its downsides, but you seldom see any of the downsides from any mainstream media outlet. From what I have seen, Australians tend to completely and...
    GenericUser24 GenericUser24 18-21, M 7 Responses Feb 19, 2014

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    Beware immigrants if you are planning to move

    here This is a very violent society. After the random stabbing of an Indian woman in Sydney las week, the random stabbing of a teenage girl in Melbourne this week. You can die for a car space in a shopping mall : http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/dad-dead-after-road...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 19

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    Australia Is Depressing Plain And Simple

    All people have got something in common in this Blog! Except the Aussie xenophobe, talking ! I am biased when I say this because I am from a non-Anglo background, but I honestly believe that the all-consuming misguided Australian believe that you are only an real Ozzy if you are...
    enoughisenough1 enoughisenough1 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    If there is one country

    which can be recognised as anti-intellectual it's Australia the stupid country. People here are perhaps the most ignorant. They believe their government's propaganda and they're always following the media whilst disguising their low self esteem. If you are in any way different...
    MRR007 MRR007 13-15, M 7 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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