Australians Abroad was founded in 1996 to provide a centralised resource for Australians living overseas. The site has 7,323 registered members from 114 countries. Australians Abroad is registered as a business in the state of New York, USA.

Australians Abroad is owned and administered by Kate Juliff and running expenses are defrayed by sponsors and paid members (92). Any profit is taxed in the US and put aside, for those times that sponsorship does not cover running expenses. There are no paid employees. Some consulting payments are made from time to time for specialised services.