Beginning in Australia

Welcome to Australia

This part of our website is for all prospective and newly arrived migrants to Australia. Information provided on following pages has been extracted from the The Beginning a Life in Australia booklet produced by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

Government and community organisations provide Australian residents with a wide range of services. Following pages will give you a basic introduction to the services and assistance that are available, and where you can go for advice. It will help you to find and contact the services you need.

It is important to note that some permanent migrants and most temporary visa holders may not be eligible for all the services mentioned on this website.

The issues you will face as you begin your new life in Australia are complex. There will be challenges and also rewards. In the end, your success will depend on your own efforts, as well as the assistance of those able to help you.

Enjoy settling into your new home!