For most migrants, Australia is a long way from home! Staying in touch with loved ones is easier than every through the internet and phone. Depending on your country of origin, phone cards and mobile phone plans allow you to communicate internationally at reasonable rates.  While Internet service is currently considered slower and more expensive than in most other first world countries, the new national broadband network, set to roll out across the country in 2013, should improve online connectivity substantially.

More about communication in Australia

Mobile (cell) phones

A mobile phone is likely one of the first things you will buy when you arrive in Australia. There is a great amount of choice, so shop around! more

Internet Service

While broadband is readily available to most homes, prepare for slower and more expensive service than you might be used to. more

Calling overseas

Thankfully, Australians now benefit from inexpensive international phone rates, so keeping in touch with loved ones back home is easy! more

National Broadband Network

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is set to massively increase Internet speed in Australian homes and businesses. more

Living in Australia