Know your Australian visitor
Formal: Greetings are informal and relaxed, with a handshake or smile.
Casual: G’day or G’day, mate.
Australians enjoy braais (barbecues) and beer.
Bring out your sense of humour – Australians love a good laugh.
Be punctual when dealing with Australians.
Australians are generally friendly, down-to-earth individuals who are mindful of not coming across as opinionated.
They value punctuality and will not be more than 15 minutes late for a party or braai (barbecue).
Most loathe pretentiousness, but place high value on being genuine and sincere.
Australians generally admire modesty, humility and a good sense of humour.
On average they do not brag about being academic or other achievements and tend to mistrust those who do.
They are generally self-deprecating about their success, yet fiercely competitive, especially on the sports field.