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Settlement Guide

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

How to apply for a Tax File Number

Before you start working in Australia, you need to get a Tax File Number.
Understanding your electricity bill is key to ensuring you're charged the correct amount. If you find mistakes on your bill or are not able to pay on time, there...
Here’s what you need to know about the NBN and how to find the best plan for your needs.
Anzac Day honours all Australians and New Zealanders veterans, including many from culturally diverse backgrounds. Here’s how you can participate.
The Australian government is introducing a new Child Care Package from 2 July. Here’s what parents need to know to make the transition easier.

How to apply for a loan

How to get a loan when you’re new to Australia.
For a young migrant, an apprenticeship is a great way to get a head start in a chosen career in Australia. An apprenticeship combines time at paid work with...
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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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