More than anything though, the Australians we spoke with echoed the idea that being vegan in Australia is now easier than ever before.
"As more and more people are making the change, a lot of companies are choosing to produce more vegan products," says Sarah Quirey of Brisbane, "We have so many faux meats, cheeses, milk etc, which is really helpful for people who are coming from a meat-eating background. It really aids those people into transitioning into the lifestyle. Restaurants are also offering more vegan options too; I guess they've been feeling the pressure!"
According to Tim Westcott, the quality of vegan alternatives available locally has notably improved. "In most supermarkets, one can find non-dairy milks, Nuttelex (vegan margarine), and meat alternatives. The quality of these alternatives that are available has also noticeably improved in the last five years."
The rise in veganism is one that many expect to continue into the future. As Bianca Payne from South Australia shared, "There are becoming more and more options for vegans, which makes it easier for people to be vegan. And as more people become vegan, even more vegan options become available."