An Australian questionaire.... don't ask.

I found this fun Australian game at And the Plot Thickens... seemed like a bit of harmless fun, so I thought that I would test out how Australian I am. As you can imagine, coming from Australia, I will be pretty Australian.

How many of these things have you done?

Heard a kookaburra in person: YES, all the time. I grew up in a house that backed onto national park and we had them on our back fence all the time. One ate my pet blue-tongue lizard once. I have never liked them since.

Slept under the stars: YES, when I've been camping.

Seen a koala: YES, in the wild and in captivity.

Visited Melbourne: YES, a few times. I like it, but

Watched a summer thunderstorm: YES, but I don't make a habit of it. There are thunderstorms all over the world though, not sure how Australian this is.

Worn a pair of thongs: YES, what else would you wear in summer?

Been to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock): NO, travelling around Australia is too expensive.

Visited Cape York: NO

Held a snake: YES, at the zoo or a wildlife park

Sang along with Khe San: YES, Oh yeah, loud and way out a tune! That's the only way to do it! For those of you who have no idea what we are talking about here, check out this link!

Drank VB: YES, Ummmm..... I am Australian aren't I? I think this gets a bad wrap, Carlton Draught is heaps worse!

Visited Sydney: YES, On a daily basis - I live there. 

Have seen a shark: YES, bu only if you count at the aquarium thank god. Don't jinx me.

Have used Aussie (and NZ) slang naturally in a conversation: YES, strewth... what do you take me for? A galah? Some kind of drongo? Or are you just troppo? You're such a dag.

[Please note there was a question here I had to delete, it was a bit offensive]

Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach: YES, How else do you eat them?

Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge: NO, No way. That's for tourists. I drive across it a couple of times a week if that helps.

Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down: YES, wouldn't sit on one before I checked.

Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson’s: NO. Have no idea what this means.

Slept on an overnight train or bus: YES, to Byron Bay and Port Augusta in SA (which took over 24 hours)

Been to Sydney’s Mardi Gra: YES, in fact I have marched in the parade on my (non-autonomous) university float. So much fun. 

Have gone bush-bashing:YES, as part of a school trip. I got so scratched. Not something I would recommend.

Taken a sickie: YES, who hasn't, Australian or not? (PS. a sickie means calling in to work sick when you are actually out enjoying yourself)

Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football: YES, once, and never again (although the players were kind of hot).

Have seen wild camels: NO

Gone skinny dipping: YES, in Thailand of all places. 

Done a Tim Tam Slam: YES, and STOP, you're making my mouth water.

Ridden in a tram in Melbourne: YES, and I DIDN"T BUY A TICKET (insert evil laugh here)

Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service: YES, when I was a kid. I no longer have the fortitude to get up that early though.

Held a wombat: NO. Where on earth can you hold a wombat? That sounds crazy to me.

Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more: I have no idea. I haven't ever thought to measure km's. 

Seen the Great Australian Bight in person: NO, one day though.

Had a really bad sunburn: YES. Can we please no re-live horror? 

Visited an Aboriginal community: Sadly, no.

Seen a redback spider:  YES. Seen many and had one on me once. Thank god I didn't panic. I could be dead right now. I was a kid and as soon as my dad got it off me, we got outta there.

Have watched Paul Hogan: Sadly, yes. 

Seen Blue Poles in person: NO, don't even know what this is. 

Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback: NO. God no. Who does that? 

Eaten Vegemite: YES, on a daily basis. In fact, in all of my overseas travels I have taken a massive jar of vege with me and carried it in my back pack. Can't live without it. 

Thrown a boomerang: YES, but it didn't want to come back. It half made it back. 

Seen the Kimberleys: NO

Given a hitch-hiker a lift: NO

Been to Perth: YES, for a wedding, once. Nice place. One of my good friends lives there. 

Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters: YES. I didn't even know this was an Australian thing?

Tried playing a didgeridoo: NO. Traditionally the didgeridoo was only played by males. And I am not Aboriginal. Nor male. Wouldn't be appropriate. 

Seen dinosaur footprints: NO

Eaten Tim Tams: YES

Been to Darwin: NO

Touched a kangaroo: YES

Visited the Great Barrier Reef: YES, and been attacked by evil jelly fish

Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson: Not that I know of

Killed a Cane Toad: NO

Gone to a drive-in theatre: YES, I used to love this when I was a kid.

Have read and own books by Australian authors: YES, I try really hard. 

Visited Adelaide: NO

Know the story behind “Eternity”: NO, but I do know it annoys me

Been camping: YES, lots. Used to love it as a kid but not so much as an adult. I am growing too accustomed to my luxuries. 

Visited Brisbane: YES, sadly. 

Been in an outback pub: YES

Know what the term “Waltzing Matilda” actually means: YES

Gone whale watching: YES

Listened to Slim Dusty: YES, but not deliberately

Own five or more Australian movies or TV series: YES

Sang along to Down Under: YES

Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road: NO, not yet anyway

Eaten a 4′n’20 pie: YES, and please don't remind me again.

Surfed at Bondi: NO, Ive been but I don't go in the ocean if I can avoid it, let alone go surfing

Watched the cricket on Boxing Day: YES, I have even been to see it live at the MCG

Visited Hobart: YES, very beautiful

Eaten kangaroo: YES, so healthy for you

Seen a quokka: NO

Visited Canberra: YES, sadly

Visited rainforests: YES

Used a Victa lawnmower: NO, I've never mown a lawn

Travelled on a tram in Adelaide: NO

Used a Hills hoist.YES, thats a clothes line by the way.

Visited Kata Tjuta: NO

Used native Australian plants in cooking: NO

Visited the snow: YES

Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford: YES. HOLDEN ALL THE WAY

Visited the desert: YES, and camped in it. Boiling during the day, freezing at night. 

Been water skiing: NO

Read The Phantom: NO

Visited Parliament House: YES, as a child. I barely remember it.

Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting: NO. Is this even Australian? Pig shooting? What pigs? What am I missing?

Crossed the Nullarbor: NO

Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles: NO

Listened to AC/DC: YES

Called someone a dag: YES, all the time. You dag.

Voted in a Federal Election: YES

Have been swimming and stayed between the flags: YES

Had a possum in your roof: YES, shudder. Noisy sh*ts.

Visited the outback: YES

Travelled over corrugated roads: NO

Hit a kangaroo while driving: NO

Been well outside any mobile phone coverage: YES

Seen an emu: YES

Have woken to the smell of bushfires: YES. In fact my childhood home backed on to the bush and we were almost evacuated on New Years Day about 9 years ago. The water bombing helicopter smashed our windows with its noise and vibrations. They are scary. 

Subscribed to RRR: NO

Patted a pure-bred dingo: YES, but at a zoo obviously

Seen the Oils live: NO, but I have a DVD of them live.

Oh my goodness, that took forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Feel free to join in.


  1. Hey I'm not Australian but I could answer yes to a few of the questions so can I be an honorary Aussie?

    I've been to Brisbane and Melbourne (though sadly, not Sydney), slept on an overnight bus, held a koala, and touched a kangaroo.
    I didn't have the guts to try vegemite though.

  2. haha, im one of your aussie readers, i dont know if ive commented before but i follow. wow so funny! i was answering yes or no as i went. very long quiz but i love it! may have to post myself, but will be content just laughing for now! cheers! :)

  3. What a fun questionaire. My dream is to someday make it down under, definitely envy you living there.

  4. Oh, I LOVE Tim Tams and whenever I've been able to get my hands on them, I always do the slam. But they're so difficult to get here!

  5. Thanks for reading it everyone, I know how long it went for! I nearly gave up answering the questions half way through

  6. I have actually done 21 of these things - not bad for a Norwegian, eh (though I suppose only 20 really counts, as we have snow here every winter)?

    I actually lived in Sydney from October to January this year, and I also visited for a month in 2001. Hearing a kookaburra laugh in the wild was an amazing experience, and I never imagined kangaroo would taste so good. I have a small box of Vegemite sitting in my cupboard waiting to be tried, but so far I've chickened out... I really miss Tim Tams and Nougat Limar with wildberry and macadamia. So yummy, but impossible to get hold of in Norway.

    I love Australia. Tim Tams especially.

  7. I see that you deleted THAT question! I got annoyed when I read it (hence my answer). Makes me wonder who wrote this quiz and why they felt the need to put something wildly inappropriate in there.

    You are very Aussie indeed! :)

  8. Oh and pig shooting = shooting razor back pigs out bush. Boar shooting is a necessity since they are a menace to farmers (kill animals, rip up their paddocks etc.) They cause a lot of damage. Is has become a popular sport, there are even magazines dedicated to boar shooting. I saw one once called "babes and boars" or something like that.. it was full of scantly clad women holding dead pigs. Funniest thing... I guess what ever turns you on... lol


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