Bring a bit of Australia to your Zoom conference calls
Get inspired to travel across Australia even in this world of virtual catch-ups. Choose from our stunning collection of backdrops to use in your Zoom meetings to keep the spirit of travel alive.
By Amy Fraser
Virtually connect with friends, family and colleagues
Zoom is a video communications platform that allows individuals to connect remotely through audio and video calls. It’s a popular choice due to its playful ability to adapt the video background, making for a fun conference call or a relaxing catch-up with friends as your live image is placed in a location of your choice.
How to change your background on Zoom
1. Download your favourite Australian background image from the collection below by clicking the download button.
2. Create a Zoom account and log in. Open your ‘Account Settings’ or click the up arrow next to 'Start Video' in the lower left-hand corner.
3. Select 'Choose a Virtual Background' and press the plus '+' sign to upload the photo of your choice. You’re ready to go!
Explore the locations
Discover more about some of our favourite Australian Zoom backdrop locations below.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
For your next virtual chat, place yourself among the dazzling sights of Canberra's Floriade festival; the city's annual celebration of Spring and the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere. With over 8,000 square metres of radiant garden beds, this iconic event will captivate any eyes that lay upon it.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Start your first call of the day with the peaceful sunrise from the Cape Byron Lighthouse, mainland Australia’s most easterly point. If surfing and a laid-back lifestyle sounds like your cup of tea, Bryon Bay is the place for you.
Uluru, Northern Territory
Impress your Zoom buddies with the powerful presence of Uluru, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, imbued with spirituality and Aboriginal history. For a truly phenomenal experience, visit Uluru during the Field of Light season and witness the Earth light up the night's sky as the outback transforms into a magical blooming garden.
Yulara, Northern Territory
You can’t get to the outback right now, but we can bring the outback to you. Home to some of Aboriginal Australia’s most sacred sites, the Red Centre will leave you mesmerised with its majestic landscapes. Stay in the township of Yulara and embark on an unforgettable journey through desert plains, breathtaking gorges and red rock formations 500 million years in the making, with a 19th-century style camel ride.
Gold Coast, Queensland
Bring some zen to your morning meeting and transport yourself to the luscious nirvana of Townsville, home to World Heritage-listed national parks, tropical gardens and an abundance of spectacular natural attractions.
For true escapism, set your Zoom backdrop to Vlasoff Cay on the Great Barrier Reef, only 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Cairns. This picturesque sand bar is a wonderful dive and snorkelling spot, perfect place for a picnic, and all-round bucket-list attraction that is easily accessed by boat. For those who want a little more adventure, take a James Bond-style heli tour and see the reef from a new perspective.
Flinders Ranges, South Australia
If you’re itching to get out and explore, set your Zoom backdrop to the awe-inspiring Flinders Ranges to kickstart your planning. With dramatic and ancient landscapes, rich Aboriginal history and a wealth of walking tracks covering these ancient peaks and trails, this corner of South Australia makes for an adventurous but achievable travel destination.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Restore your soul with calming views of Tasmania’s iconic Hansons Peak on Cradle Mountain. Found in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park – which is home to the famous Overland Track – this stunning pocket of Tasmania is a mecca for wildlife-lovers and hikers. Get ready to don your walking boots and reconnect with nature.
Mt. Amos, Tasmania
Load up this background of Melbourne's iconic Flinders Street Railway Station, make yourself a cup of coffee worthy of the city's famous cafés, and imagine yourself soaking up the atmosphere of Australia's cultural capital. With its buzzing city streets, world-class sports events, chic rooftop bars and artistic laneways, make sure Melbourne is on your travel list.
Cape Leveque, Western Australia
Immerse yourself in front of the majestic canyons and white beaches of Cape Leveque, a rustic spot on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia. Known for its rich Aboriginal heritage, striking red rocks and aquatic activities, this stunning slice of the Kimberley region has it all. When the time is right, hit the dirt road on a self-drive trip from Broome or take a scenic flight for a bird's eye view.
Lucky Bay, Western Australia