familyCulture and Family Life in Australia

While Aboriginal Australians arrived on the continent over 60,000 years ago, modern Australia has its origins in penal colonies, housing prisoners from England. In 1788, British colonization brought the iconic ‘convict culture’ still referred to today. It also instilled Christianity and sports such as rugby and cricket, still loved today. More recently, decades of immigration have combined British culture and ethnicities from all over the world to create a unique multicultural society. War has also affected the culture of this land, with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) legend creating a deep sense of national pride. Australian culture is founded on family, equality, humour, and enjoyment of life. These values are embraced by the newcomers to Australia who continue to mold this great country.

australian-societyAustralian society

Blessed with low crime, a democratic and fair government, and high standard of living, the country is the envy of many. An environment rich in languages, cultures, and religion make it an interesting and vibrant culture to be a part of. Australians are family-oriented and love the outdoors. They also love to travel, making the culture much more open-minded than in the past. Aussies are highly social, and the food and wine culture is growing rapidly. Migrant social participation is high, and newcomers to the country are encouraged to stand up and be an Australian…enjoying everything that comes with that privilege!

parentingChildren & parents

Many migrants come to Australia to provide their children a better future. This major change can be difficult including leaving family support behind and navigating a new culture, all while getting settled. We offer advice on parenting in Australia, and services to assist you in raising children in your new home.

More about Australian Society

Community-LanguagesCommunity languages

Australia is rich with language diversity. Australians and new migrants speak over 170 community languages at home! more

More about parents & children

parenting-childParenting your children

Raising children in a new culture comes with challenges. We offer some tips on how the bring up a child within the ‘Australian way’ of life. more

cultural-divCultural diversity

Australians claim more than 200 countries of birth! Migrants have made the country a rich melting pot of cultures and traditions. more

seniorsSeniors and Migration

As a senior, moving to a new country is challenging. However, Australia has support services to assist. more

Living in Australia