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Information on living in Australia

Beginning a life in Australia


This booklet is published by Department of Social Services (Cth). It was published in 2016.

This booklet provides helpful information and links on settling in Australia for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, and their sponsors and service providers. It is available in 30 languages. You can also listen to the booklet in English.

In this book, you can read about:

  • What to do if you have come to Australia
  • How to get help
  • Learning English
  • Education and training
  • Australian law
  • Working
  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Your family
  • Money, and
  • How to get involved in Australian society.

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Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week from 19-25 June 2022 is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.


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