Settlement Guide

We're talking about life and issues that affect you in settling in Australia.

There are strict rules to follow in Australia in the case of a road accident, whether it’s a big car crash or just a small fender-bender.
No matter if it's a major vehicle accident or a scratched bumper bar, there are strict rules about what to do after a traffic mishap.
While for some Australians the housing crisis means that they can afford to buy a home, for others it means that can’t even afford a roof over their head.
At least 100,000 Australians are living homeless this winter. Housing, financial difficulties and domestic violence are the top three causes of homelessness,...
In many cultures, talking about death can be taboo, but it's important not to avoid these conversations. You may not decide when and how you’ll die, but you can...
Talking about death makes many of us uncomfortable. But by avoiding the subject, it might just make things worse when the time comes. Talking with your loved ones...
By taking a few minutes to register to become an organ donor, you could improve or save the lives of up to ten different people.
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Information for migrants

Have you or your friends or relatives just arrived? Here is your ultimate guide to settling in Australia...

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17.
"Australia is one of the most expensive places to live in, but Australians enjoy some of the highest salaries in the world". Have you ever heard someone say that?...
Can you drive in Australia with an overseas licence? Does your licence need to be accompanied by an English translation or an international driving permit? And...
You don't have to have a TFN to work in Australia, but if you don't have one you will pay more tax, you won't be able to apply for government benefits, lodge your...
Are you visiting Australia or planning to live here for a while? You may be eligible for a Medicare card. Find out how you can get one and what your entitlements...
Last year over 163 thousand people from 190 countries became Australian citizens. You may recently have become an Australian citizen or you might be considering...
Relative to many countries, Australia's divorce rate is high. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics says that in 2012 40% of marriages ended in divorce....
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