【My personal experience】 Is it safer than other countries? An Introduction to Australia and Racism


Hello everyone. I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Sydney!

I’m sure many people have concerns about discrimination before traveling or studying in Australia.

Before I came to Australia to study, I knew that it was a safe country, but I was worried about discrimination.

In this article, I’m going to show you if there is discrimination in Australia, and where it tends to happen!

If you are planning to go to Australia in the future, this is a must-see!

Recommended for people like you
  • People who are worried about studying or traveling in Australia
  • Want to know if there is racism in Australia
  • Want to know the opinions of people who have studied in Australia

Contents of this article
  • Is there racism in Australia?
  • Where is racism most likely to occur in Australia?
  • How to deal with racism

I experienced studying abroad in Sydney for a year starting in 2018. Now I am writing a blog about that experience.

By reading this article, you can learn about racism in Australia.


Is there racism in Australia?

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In conclusion, there is racism in Australia, although less than in other countries.

Sadly, discrimination against Aboriginal people still continues in Australia and sometimes makes the news.

Fortunately, I have never been discriminated against in Sydney, where I lived, but I have been discriminated against once in other places.

I think the reason why there is less racial discrimination in Australia is that it is a multi-ethnic country and the government guarantees human rights, and the people are used to immigrants.

As a result, citizens are also used to people from other countries, which is probably why there is relatively little discrimination.

Where is racism most likely to occur in Australia?

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In my experience, Perth and rural areas are the most likely places to experience discrimination.

In fact, while I was studying abroad, I was suddenly verbally abused by a young local man while walking around Perth during a trip.

It was the first discrimination I had experienced in Australia, so it was a shocking experience.

Fortunately, that was the only time I was discriminated against during my trip, but I think Perth is a place where foreigners are easily discriminated against.

In other areas, I have heard that foreigners are easily discriminated against even in Alice Springs, which is in the center of Australia.

To put it simply, the less contact you have with the outside world, the more likely you are to be discriminated against.

What to do when you are discriminated against

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One thing in common is that you should never look a stranger in the eye when you are walking.

If you are a foreigner, you are more likely to be discriminated against.

If you are discriminated against, you should either run away as soon as possible or ask for help from those around you.

The best way to do this is to run away, which will also help you avoid conflict.

Keep this in mind in case of emergency.


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  • There is little racism in Australia.
  • There is discrimination in some areas.
  • Remember to be aware that you are abroad.

This is an introduction to Australia and racism!

I will be posting more information about Australia in the future, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!