In early days these contacts were instigated by the Thai Royal family and the visit to Australia in 1962 by the Thai King and Queen did much to raise the awareness of Thailand among Australians.
In recent years, there has been a surge in tourism with Australian men and women visiting Thailand.
The arrival of internet dating and Thai dating sites has brought about a surge in the number of Australian men marrying Thai women.
And Australia has some fine single women too; just ask Danish Crown Prince Frederik, he came to Australia in 2000 to see the Olympics and in a Sydney pub met Mary Donaldson from Tasmania.
They got on like a house on fire and now they're a happy couple living the royal life in Denmark and the Tassie sheila is now called Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat.
So it's no wonder that many Aussies jump on the internet to log on to dating sites to find their partner online.
In February 2010 survey results were released that for the first time in nearly a century single women in Australia outnumbered those in a relationship.
The success of Thai women in Thailand has not dampened thousands of younger Thai women seeking foreign adventure.