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...
Australia has over ten thousand beaches and summer is the best time to enjoy them. But many new Australians aren't aware of the dangers. So, how do you stay safe...

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?
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40 years of SBS Radio

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Special Features

Inspiring features and investigative reports produced in English by SBS Radio's multilingual journalists.

The biggest change to the points system at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1975 has just been announced by the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), the organisation...
Are you one of the many Australians who are out on the waterways with fishing rod in hand during summer? Well, you need to be careful where you fish. Authorities...
Over 10 per cent of Australian women are involved in business start-ups – with the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2014 report labeled the Australian...
As Australia receives the first intake of 12,000 Syrian refugees, SBS Radio shares the stories of hope, despite the fear and uncertainty, experienced by Syrians...
The United Nations says so far this year nearly three quarters of a million asylum seekers have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe - 218,000 of them in October...

Conversation Starters

Current affairs and lifestyle topics that get us talking.

The secret history of champagne

It's said when Dom Perignon invented champagne he told his fellow monks, "Come quickly, I am tasting the stars." ...

Our Australian Open champion

The first grand slam of the tennis calendar kicks off shortly with the Australian Open. Yet it's been 40 years since an Australian man won the singles title. For...
Launching under a new name, The Seniors Rights Service (formerly known as The Aged Care Rights Service) offers NSW residents aged 60 years or over free legal...

Logan unites in music

South-East Queensland's Logan City made history by presenting its largest ever community musical to the public over the weekend. The Queensland Music Festival...

Teacher Quality

What makes a good teacher? What skills and classroom environment do they need to do their jobs effectively? ...

The Future Series

As part of our 40 years of SBS Radio celebrations - we take a look at what life might be like as we head toward 2055.

We all want to know what the future holds. Three young Australian experts are making the future their career. ...

Future Hopes: Liveable Cities

Australian cities are undergoing rapid change. More of us are living in cities than ever before. ...

Future Fears: Organic Food

In 40 years, The Intergenerational Report predicts Australia's population may hit nearly 40 million. ...

Future Fears: Privacy

Smart phones, social media sites and the Internet are becoming inseparable aspects of our everyday lives. ...

Future Hopes: Workplaces

The rise of computerisation, automation, teleworking and zero hours contracts are all predicted to have profound effects upon Australia's future workforce. ...