“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” Tom Wolfe
New York – what can be said about this fantastic metropolis that hasn’t been said before? Home not just to the origins of Advance, but to thousands of Australians who have set up shop – often literally – to stretch their wings and pursue personal and professional dreams.
Australians are undoubtedly making their mark in the city that never sleeps. In 2012, the Sydney Morning Herald christened a section of Nolita as “Little Australia”, singling out over 20 different Australian-owned businesses in the small Manhattan neighborhood. Since then, that number has only grown.   

Meet some of our members making it happen in New York!

Felicity Fellows: From
TED to Summit Series,
building strategic relationships

Ross Love: The man
behind Boston
Consulting Group's
office transformation

Laura Brown:
Editor-in-Chief of Instyle
& very proud global Australian

Malcolm Carfrae: "In
my field, New York is
the apex of making it"

Cassandra Kelly:
Co-founder of Pottinger
and Glass Elevator, committed to changing
the world

Natasha Silva-Jelly:
"Australians do well in
a city like New York"




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Feeling hungry? Get yourself downtown for brunch at Russ & Daughters Cafe for a smoked salmon bagel or matzo ball soup.

Feeling thirsty? If you are lucky enough to be visiting in summer, stop off at The Standard’s rooftop bar to enjoy the warmth and view of the city.

Top experiences and sites? You could spend years exploring New York but here are a few of the top places to visit: the Guggenheim, MoMa, have a picnic in Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

Unique to this city? Broadway. Need I say more? Check out the discount tickets at TKTS.


  • It costs $1 million to get a license (medallion) to operate a taxicab
  • There is a birth in New York City every 4.4 minutes
  • The borough of Brooklyn on its own would be the fourth largest city in the United States
  • There are "fake" buildings in the city that are used for subway maintenance and ventilation