Food In Australia

European and Asian culinary influence Australian cuisine. All kinds of food can be found especially in big cities like Sydney or Melbourne. Australian restaurants are using mostly national products.

A variety of meat and seafood makes Down Under cuisine so special.
If you are a food lover you will find delicious dishes from all around the world at just one place. Chinese sweet and sour pork, Korean “kimchi”, Indian “butter chicken”, Polish “pierogi” and Brazilian “feijoada” are just few examples of different dishes that can be easily found in Australian restaurants.


Australia has own specialties as well. Once you are here you have to try them all!

VEGEMITE -dark brown paste made of yeast extract. Vegemite is one of the world's richest known sources of B vitamins, specifically thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid, but unlike Marmite and some other yeast extracts, it contains no vitamin B12. The main ingredient of Vegemite is yeast extract, which contains a high concentration of glutamic acid. The best on the toast with Australian Chedar cheese. Ozzie Studycare recommends to add fresh avocado!


TIM TAM are the most famous chocolate biscuit in Australia. Tim tams are made by Artnott' Biscuite Australia.  The best way to eat them is to bite both ends and suck in milk or coffe inside. ENJOY!!!



AUSTRALIAN MEAT PIES are the very populare lunch meal nad snack between the meals. Meat pie is made formsavoury pastry and filled with meance, mushroom, onion, vegetables or other stuffing.

ANZAC BISCUITE - It is a Biscuite made of made using rolled oats, flour, coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda and boiling water. Aparently they have been sent by wifes to Australia soldiers during Second World War.

LAMINGTONS -is a sponge cake in the shape of a cuboid, coated in a layer of traditionally chocolate icing then desiccated coconut. Named after Lord Lamington who served them for the first time in 19th century for unexpected guestes.

Australians usually eat three meals a day:

Breakfast – between 7:00AM and 10:00AM
Lunch – between 12:00PM and 3:00PM
Dinner – between 6:00PM and 10:00PM

Australian cuisine is based on traditional English cuisine with various Asian influences. The most famous food in Australia is seafood but all other food is extremely fresh and high quality. Your menu will depend on your budget however you don’t need to worry too much as even on a low budget you can eat healthy and delicious food. At the beginning, when you still are spending your home savings, prices may seem quite high. After you start earning money here, cost of food becomes relatively low and you can afford much more.


We strongly recommend shopping in supermarkets such as: COLESWOOLWORTHSFRANKLINSIGA or ALDI. You should avoid local Convenience Stores or Corner Stores due to high prices. Another great places to visit are local fruit and vegetable markets Paddy's Market  or famous Sydney Fish Market. Prices of food products are over ten percent cheaper than in supermarkets. Variety of products is also greater and you can be sure you are getting fresh assortment.

 Basic products prices:

- Bread - $2-$5 
- Milk 1litre - $2 
- Butter 250 grams - $2
- Breakfast muesli 500 grams - $2-$5
- Poultry: chicken breast 1 kg - $12, chicken drumsticks - $5
- Apples 1 kg - $2-$5
- Chocolate 100grams - $3
While being in Australia you have to try different restaurants, range of restaurants is wide and affordable for everyone. The biggest choice of meals you can find in FOOD COURTS in shopping centers or near offices. When you start earning according to Australian wages, we recommend you visiting diverse restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. Thanks to international mix of cultures, you can experience incredible richness of tastes and types of food. It’s hard to name all cuisines available in Australia, among them being Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Brazilian, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Greek, Indian or Thai. Australia is a home for first or second generation of emigrants from around the world and therefore taste of food is comparable to original dishes.

The range of prices is very wide. In Sydney for example, lunch at the restaurant costs around 30 dollars but you can eat very good meal in a food court for up to 10 dollars.

A Very interesting way of making eating out less expensive; is BYO (Bring Your Own). It simply means that you can bring to the restaurant your own alcohol. Always confirm if the restaurant has a BYO service.

Australians loves beer, and there are thousands of different brands. Australia also produces one of the best wines in the world. Tropical cocktails, vodka and whiskey are very popular at pubs and nightclubs.

Ozzie Studycare office will suggest you interesting places worth visiting however if you have any suggestions or recommendations, please contact us on our e-mail: