Travelers or international students often have troubles understanding the aussie accent. Not just because aussies speak fast but also because of the unique aussie accent and the way they abbreviate everything. Furthermore, slangs used frequently by aussies makes it even harder for the outsiders to understand aussies.
Aussie accent is one the most talked about accents in the world because of its unique or rather funny slangs and the way it is spoken in different parts of Australia. Outbacks, you may see a rough side of it and in city areas a bit more polished.
Anyway, if you are planning to travel or stay in Australia you must get a bit of an idea of aussie accent and their slangs. A recent video by hiJosh suggests an easy way out, just abbreviate everything! Watch the video.