Settlement Guide

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

Spending time at the beach is one of the joys of summer in Australia, but they can also be dangerous places for those who aren't familiar. Here are a few things it's...

How to prepare for bushfires

With the temperature getting warmer as we're settling into summer, the risk of bushfires is getting higher. Here’s how to prepare.
Australia is one of the most bushfire-prone lands in the world. With the temperature getting warmer as we're settling into summer, the risk of bushfires is...
Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, and it can also lead to greater job opportunities and happiness.
Australia is a giving nation with almost six million people involved in volunteer work. Research shows that 96 per cent of those who donate their time for the...
Sadly, all too many Australians are aware of someone they know who is affected by domestic violence or abuse. So if you know it's happening, what should you do?
One in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Family violence can affect anybody, but migrant women face additional...
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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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