Living in Australia

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ustralia has so much to offer…but as a migrant, there is so much to learn. This page share facts, advice, and information on everything we can think of to help you make your move to Australia as smooth as possible. Topics include accommodation, food, culture, transportation, politics, entertainment, communication, sport, and much more!

Migrants to Australia are expected to obey Australian values and obey the laws of Australia.

Australian values include:

  • respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual
  • equality of men and women
  • freedom of religion
  • commitment to the rule of law
  • parliamentary democracy
  • a spirit of egalitarianism that embraces mutual respect, tolerance, fair play, compassion for those in need and pursuit of the public good
  • equality of opportunity for individuals, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background.

 

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship has produced  ‘The Life in Australia’ book which contains information about Australian history, culture and social structures. It is designed to help visa applicants understand Australian values before they sign the values statement on their visa application.

The book is available to download from the department’s website in English and 29 community languages. See: Life in Australia book

familyCulture and Family

Australia’s society are as strong as the Aussie sunshine. Expect difference from the life you are used to!

foodFood in Australia

Australia is blessed with great seafood, produce, dairy, and meat. It also has some of the world’s best wine.

communicationCommunication

Staying in touch with loved ones, and access to your your culture’s media, is important. We show you how to do that!

factsCountry facts

We share insights and knowledge about the history, climate, and wildlife of this wonderful island nation.

transportTransportation

Australians rely on taxis, buses, cars, trams, trains and airplanes to move across this huge country.

entertainEntertainment & sport

Australians are well-known for their happy and relaxed nature, so it is not a surprise that entertainment & sport are a focal point of Aussie life!

economyPolitics & economy

Australia is a democratic society with a stable political and economic system. However, the Queen of England still plays a part!

workplaceWorkplace etiquette

The culture of your new office may take time to understand. Be patient as you watch and listen.