Nicole Richie is planning to spend ''more time'' in Australia.

The Fashion designer has been in the country while her husband Joel Madden works on the Australian version of 'The Voice', and she admits she has become enchanted with Sydney and wants to find a way of spending more time in the sun-drenched city.

She said: ''We're going to be out here for a while, both of us love it. Sydney is my favourite city, we're definitely going to be looking to spend more time here, what's not to love!''

Nicole - who has daughter Harlow, four, and two-year-old son Sparrow with Joel - loves the city because people are ''very respectful'' when she is enjoying time with her family.

She said: ''Part of the reason I love Sydney so much and why I love Australia as a whole, I find that people are very nice and very respectful, especially when I'm with my family, I really cannot complain about anything, we are so blessed to be here, I love Sydney so much, everyone is so nice and welcoming.''

In addition to the welcoming people, Nicole has also enjoyed watching rugby Down Under, and she especially likes the hunky men who play the sport.

She told 2Day FM radio's Kyle & Jackie O Show: ''It was so fun, first of all I don't even understand American football, we were sitting in a box, we had the best time, that's the best view in Sydney of those guys running around in those outfits!''