Welcome to Swedes In Australia – a blog for fans of all things Australia. The site was launched in 2012 by Anders Liljeqvist as an information resource for Swedish expats and travellers, and in 2019 we translated most of our content to English to make it accessible to a wider audience. Welcome!
The international version of the site is a collection of articles on all things Australia-related, all focused on making it easy for independent travellers and expats to organise their move or trip by themselves, without having to rely on expensive travel agencies. The Swedish community has even more resources; including a large online Facebook-community with more than 15,000 members helping each other.
Meet the team
Founder Anders Liljeqvist has lived and worked in Australia for more than 13 years. Since his first trip to Brisbane in 1999 he has travelled around the world 5 times and gone back and forth between Europe and Australia more than 40 times. He holds dual Swedish and Australian citizenships and lives in Sydney where he for the past 10 years has held many volunteering roles in the Swedish Australian community:
- Chairman and treasurer on the board for the Swedish Church in Sydney
- Board member for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce
- Board member for the Swedish Council of New South Wales
- Country Ambassador for the Australia New Zealand Friendship Association of Sweden
- Administrator for Sweden’s largest Australia related Facebook groups ‘Swedes in Sydney’ and ‘Swedes In Australia’.
Luna och Juno
The cats Luna and Juno live in our office and do their best to provide moral support when we publish new articles. They are very fond of sleeping on keyboards and reminding us that it is time for lunch. When not helping out at Swedes In Australia they work on being “social media influencers” via their Instagram account (instagram.com/lulunjuju).
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