Settlement Guide

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

In Australia free legal advice is provided for a range of issues: from how to respond to a traffic fine, to what to do in a family crisis.
All Australians are equal before the law but not everybody can afford to pay for the legal services required to obtain justice. In order to close this gap, there...
Getting regular dental check-ups from an early age can help your oral health later in life. However, Medicare will only cover some dental services if they are...
Oral health is about much more than just having a pretty smile. The health of your mouth often reflects and can have an impact on the state of the rest of your...
When renting a property, tenants have key rights and responsibilities. However a new survey says many renters experience anxiety and discrimination, with new...
For new arrivals one of the first difficulties is to find somewhere to live. If you are a first time renter here are a few things you need to know to get started.
Unemployed? Jobseekers can access the Australian government’s social security system when faced with financial hardship.
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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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