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Colloquial Australian English was once very distinctive, however, in recent times it has adopted many Americanisms and British slang. That said, there are still many phrases and words that are uniquely Aussie. Travellers should note that Australians use many words in day to day speach which may be considered profanities in other parts of the world ( i.e. Bloody, Bast**d and Bugger).
A very funny forum thread to read at your leisure: