We all say G'day
I have probably heard this from a real live person less than 10 times in my life, not counting the times we all say it as a joke. Maybe it was a thing many years ago, but it's certainly not something I've ever encountered.
No one says you're welcome
I heard that we don't say you're welcome, we only say no worries. To that, I say WTF. Of course we say you're welcome, and you should say it too if someone says thank you, don't be rude. We also say no worries but that doesn't mean you're welcome isn't part of our vocabulary.
Shrimp on the barbie
We don't even call them shrimp, they are prawns. We do call the barbeque a barbie though. I am sure some people cook prawns on the barbie, but I certainly never have. As far as I know, most people eat them cold.
Australian for beer? You mean, Australian for piss. I have never seen Fosters in a bar - wait no, that's a lie. I saw it in a bar in London once...
Everything is going to kill me!
Why are you scared of our wildlife but not scared of your own? Yes we have 'deadly' animals and stuff but do they actually kill people? No! If you are visiting Sydney or Melbourne cities you are very unlikely to encounter any of the things you are afraid of. Seriously. You're not gonna see a great white in Bondi (well it has happened before, but they were dead, and the shark alarm will go of well before it had a chance to eat you if it was alive), you're not gonna see a deadly snake at the Opera House. For reals, you will be fine. Chances are you'll die from falling of Ayers Rock or getting sunburned so bad you get skin cancer before you die from our 'deadly' wildlife.
We're all friendly / polite / down to earth.
In my opinion, we have as many friendly, mellow, polite down to earth people as any other country. Expecting everyone to want to be your best friend in Australia is like expecting it in America. Stereotypes of any kind are normally not true. If you go to Surfer's Paradise, yes more than likely people will be down to earth and friendly. If you're in the middle of Sydney on a Monday? Probably not. I think mainly, it's if you are nice and polite we will be as well.
That this or that person is Australian.
Think of an Australian celebrity. Betcha they aren't even Australian. Ok, Steve Irwin is (was), Heath Ledger is (was), the Hemsworth brothers are (you're welcome), Cate Blanchett is, Hugh Jackman is, Eric Bana is.. But Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Olivia Newton John, Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson... Nope. I know I've mentioned it before, but it really bothers me... I mean, Keith Urban sings about fourth of July. No. Australian you are not, my friend. I know you wanna be us, but you can't sit with us!
The toilet flushes the other way.
NOT FREAKING TRUE. The water comes out of a jet thingy which directs the way the water swirls. Just like yours. If a toilet flushes the other way it's because of how the toilet is made, not because of the Coriolis effect. Not to mention, our toilets have hardly any water in them - not like American toilets so the water just goes down, it doesn't swirl. Don't worry - it doesn't affect the way the toilet, you know, does its job.
On that note I might end this post. Did you know or not know any of these things?