Australians in India

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Australians in India
Total population
(3,000 - 4,000)
Regions with significant populations
New Delhi · Mumbai · Chennai
English · Indian languages
Christianity · Hinduism · Islam
Related ethnic groups
Australian diaspora

There is a community of Australians in India, consisting mostly of expatriates and migrants from Australia, as well as some Australian OCIs. Australia has a High Commission in New Delhi and Consulates in Mumbai and Chennai.[1]


According to the Australian High Commission, there are about 3,000 to 4,000 Australians living and working in India.[2] Industries such as hospitality, financial services and mining and materials have relatively higher concentration of Australian expatriates. About 1,000 Australian companies evince interest in doing projects in India every year despite the challenges of "bureaucracy" and "delays" as opportunities outnumber these impediments. At present, there are about 60 Australian companies working in the infrastructure sector in India. Large Australian firms such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Snowy Mountain Engineering, Macquarie Group and Leighton Holdings have operations in India.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Shantaram - a 2003 novel by Gregory David Roberts based on Roberts' own experiences in Mumbai

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]