In light of the new research, a free new service for all Australians abroad has been launched. A free Homesickness Hotline (1800 STRAYA) +61 2 8316-6999 a one-stop service for Aussies to feel close to the things they love about home, wherever they are in the world.

“There’s nothing worse than being a bit homesick when you’re overseas and let’s be honest we’ve all been there; Australia is a great place to call home. That’s why we thought we’d create the Homesickness Hotline for Australians anywhere in the world,” Phil Sylvester, Travel Safety Expert at TID said.

“All you have to do is jump on your phone and dial 1800STRAYA, and you’ll be instantly reminded of some of the iconic Australian sounds that you love, and maybe don’t quite love.”

“Homesick Aussies can call 1800-STRAYA (+61 2 8316-6999) to hear nine classic Aussie recordings, including the waves of Bondi Beach, cockatoos waking you up on a Sunday morning and your neighbour pouring his empties into a wheelie bin,” TID states.

Here at TNT we’d really like to hear your opinion on this. Do you think listening to the sounds of Bondi waves or the sound of cockatoos would make you feel better of feeling homesick?