LIVING IN AUSTRALIA

Multicultural
Society

Diverse and Welcoming. Newcomers to Australia will find they are not alone.

One in four of the 23 million Australian residents were born overseas, or have a parent who was. Four million Australians speak a language other than English, and there are over 260 languages spoken in Australia.

This trend has created a place with enormous cultural diversity, and is reflected in Australia’s food, lifestyle and cultural practices. Australia is a fascinating place!

It is commonly stated that multiculturalism is in Australia’s national interest and speaks to

Medicare is Australia’s public healthcare system. It provides free or subsidised health cover for certain healthcare costs to all Australian citizens and permanent residents. It is Australia’s universal health care system and gives Australians a wonderful health safety net.

Healthcare in
Australia

Before settling in Australia, it is important to understand how the Australian healthcare system works and what it means for you. Australia has a two-tiered health care system, with both public and private care available.

Banking, Tax And Financial Services

Australia’s banks provide highly sophisticated online facilities and professional advice and assistance to local and international customers.

After arriving in Australia, you will need to seek financial services to help you set up a bank account, transfer funds from overseas or make investments in Australia.

Australia has well-known reputation for financial security and stability and has a high credit rating by worldwide rating agencies. Banks are highly regulated to protect their customers’ money.

Most real estate agents will present their available properties for rent or purchase on these two websites with property details, including number of rooms and other facilities.

You will have to prepare at least one or two month’s rental in advance as a bond or deposit for renting a property in Australia.

Housing

Upon moving to Australia, finding long-term accommodation will be a very significant task for you and your family.

There are two main Australian websites where you can search for property to either buy or rent: Realestate and Domain.

Education System

Australia is a leading global education powerhouse.

After moving to Australia, you may seek education services for yourself or your family. You may have a school age child, or you may want to attend a skill improvement course, English-language course, or trade/vocational course.

Australia boasts some of the world’s best facilities and educators, providing local and international students with a range of quality study options. The Australian education system has produced scientists, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, artists and humanitarians who have changed the world, winning awards from Oscars to Nobel prizes.

There are also specialist sites, such as Graduate Careers Australia (for graduate-level positions), and Job Search Australia (database for the IT/computer industry). In addition you can also set up your Linkedin profile which many Australian Companies use for recruitment purposes.

JOB SEARCHING

Searching for a job in Australia can be done individually, using one of several career websites, or via a recruitment agency.

Searching for a job in Australia can be done individually, using one of several career websites, or via a recruitment agency.

Online job sites include Seek, MyCareer and CareerOne.

Popular recruitment agencies include Adecco, Hays and MichaelPage.

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