Australia’s diverse, multicultural society means you can find a variety of food from different cultures around the world.
No matter where you are in Australia, you’ll find restaurants in a variety of cuisines, from Chinese, Indian and Thai, to Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and more. While you have a lot of choices when it comes to restaurants, keep in mind that dining out for every meal can be expensive and may not always be the healthiest option.
Your local grocery store is likely to have aisles dedicated to international foods – stocking Asian, Indian, Italian, Greek, Mexican, Middle Eastern, African and American foods. Most grocery stores also have Kosher and Halal options.
You’ll also find specialty supermarkets that have a more extensive selection of imported foods from different parts of the world.
In Australia, you may not have access to the same types of food and produce you had at home, so you may need to adjust your eating habits slightly.
To help you adapt to your new lifestyle, we’ve put together a few tips to help you eat well while you’re here:
For more information about diet and nutrition in Australia, visit the Eat for Health website.
For meal planning ideas download the "Nutritious meal planning, preparation, and cooking advice for international students" and the "Appetite for Study Cookbook" guide developed by the University of Canberra.
Eating a healthy and well-balanced diet can help: