Australians in India
|(3,000 - 4,000)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|New Delhi · Mumbai · Chennai|
|English · Indian languages|
|Christianity · Hinduism · Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
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.
According to the Australian High Commission, there are about 3,000 to 4,000 Australians living and working in India. 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.
In popular culture
- Anne Warner - Australian state politician (born in India)
- Bob Christo - Indian actor
- King Kong - Professional wrestler and actor
- Fearless Nadia - Indian film actress and stuntwoman
- Graham Staines - Australian missionary & physician
- Gregory David Roberts - Australian author and former heroin addict and convicted bank robber
- Harinder Sidhu, she was appointed High Commissioner of Australia to India in 2016, of Punjabi Indian ancestry
- Isha Sharvani - Indian actress & dancer
- Pallavi Sharda - Film/theatre actress and dancer
- Peter Varghese - High Commissioner of Australia to India from 2009-2012, migrated from Kerala to Australia during childhood
- "About us". Australian High Commission in India. Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
- Australians in India edgy over backlash
- More Australian companies eyeing work in India's infra sector
- Harinder Sidhu to be Australian High Commissioner to India, The Hindu News, 11 Feb 2016
- Hare, Julie (10 August 2016). "New UQ chancellor Peter Varghese at home in his old playground". The Australian. News Corp.