Settlement Guide

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

Finding affordable and quality childcare that works for the whole family is a concern for many parents - here some of the options available in Australia are explained.
As more women join the workforce the demand for suitable and affordable child care grows. The cost varies and it’s often difficult to navigate the system. So, how...
Almost 40 per cent of racial attacks occur in public spaces, yet almost half of us are too unsure – or unwilling – to intervene. Dilvin Yasa explains how to react...
For new Australians, securing accommodation is an integral part of the settlement process. Community groups across the country work alongside governments to help...
Australians are getting older and the need for good quality aged care is a growing concern. Many don’t know about the services and how they can access them.
Cultural barriers can sometimes prevent some people from accessing aged care services - here are some of the best options.
For those who are new to Australia, resources like public housing can be essential to get by, yet tricky to access information on. Here are five things to...
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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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