Keen to start a life in Australia? There’s an app for that. With over 26% of the population born overseas, it’s not surprising that there are more than a few apps to help you live like a local. We take a look at a few of the best.

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With Clipp, there’s no more leaving your credit card behind a bar on a night out.

Accepted at over 650 bars and restaurants in Australia, Clipp allows you to simply show your profile to bar staff, instantly allowing drinks to be added to your tab.

At the end of the night, you pay from your phone, via PayPal. The app also allows you to split the bill with friends, making catching a drink – or two – after work a breeze.

Available on Android.

WikiCamps Australia

If you need to get out of the city on a Friday after work, WikiCamps is the app for you. It features a database of over 20,000 campsites across the country.

You can get all of the information you need to plan the perfect escape with a few swipes and taps, including amenities, pet-friendly locations and even if there’s mobile phone coverage.

Available on iOS and Android.


While living in a big city comes with many perks, it’s not immune to public transport hassles. Whether it’s cancelled trains or overcrowded buses, Tripview overs real-time data to help you better plan your trip.

After originating in Sydney, the app has now expanded to cover Melbourne’s public transport.

Available on iOS and Android

Surfline: wave & surf reports

This app is for all the surfers. The Surfline app has the same features as the website. You can view live surf cams and hundreds of surf conditions around the world. The app has daily surf reports as well as 16 day forecasts.

The app can even sync with your Apple Watch to log your surf sessions.

Available on iOS and Android.


In the mood for something tasty, but not keen to leave home or the office? Deliveroo brings the food to you.

Use the app to order from your favourite restaurant and a Deliveroo driver will deliver it directly to your door. Perfect for late night cravings, too.

Available on iOS and Android.

Australian Slang app

Australian slang can be intimidating for even the most experienced traveller. This app lists the phrases and words unique to the country, allowing you to chin-wag like a local.

Available on iOS.

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