its not as different as you think. But its great. We dont have to worry about terrorism or death threats, and there are hardly any shootings. Most people are pretty friendly, and will often sa gday, but not everyone is the same. Personally im quite laid back and easy going, however some of my friends are tightly wound and very organised.
Oh and if you were wondering, no, we dont ride kangaroos. And i havent personally met another person besides Steve Irwin who jumps on crocs. Its a place with beaches, gorgeous landscapes, beautiful oceans, beer, rum, and a whole lotta animals that can kill ya :)
However this is just my opinion. Im sure there are alot of other aussies that would have a different opinion.