Australian Culture


Discover more about the influences that have shaped Australia from the past to present day.

Australian Studies offers students the opportunity to learn about the distinctiveness of Australian culture including Aboriginal and Colonial Australia, the 'swinging sixties', the 'nervous' 1990s, the images, identities and politics of Australian culture in the 20th century and the 21st century challenges of reconciliation, youth culture, globalisation, and race and refugee issues.

Contemporary Australian culture is characterised by its diversity, creativity and international reach.  Studies in Australian Culture brings together key courses in the University of Queensland's BA degree enabling students to focus on many different dimensions of Australian culture - the visual arts, including Australian Indigenous art, literature, drama, cinema, television, and other forms of popular culture.