Settlement Guide

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

Once they’ve built their life in Australia, it makes sense that many migrants want their parents to come live close by, especially if they have children.
It makes sense for migrants who have built their lives in Australia to want their parents close-by. But getting a parent visa can take up to thirty years. However...
Raising a child is expensive, but there are different payments to help you, including the family tax benefit.
Cost of living pressures are a concern for many Australian families. The federal government offers different types of payments to help families, including the...
Building culturally responsive mental health services is an essential part of assisting the settlement process for many refugees.
Every year, thousands of refugees and asylum seekers arrive in Australia. They are often fleeing war, persecution and torture. Making sure they can access...
Often when family relationships break down elder abuse can arise. It’s important that you do something about it if you think you or someone you know are the...
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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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