There is no such thing as a typical Australian lifestyle. Some Australians choose a laid-back life in the country, and others prefer to live in busy cosmopolitan areas. Regardless of where they choose to stay, Australians enjoy a high quality of life.
See > Life in Australia book.
The Australian government encourages new residents to learn as much as they can about their new country, including Australia’s heritage, language, customs, values and way of life.
See > Australian values.
The Australian government encourages permanent Australian residents to apply for Australian citizenship when they become eligible.
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident with family overseas, your family may be able to apply for a family visa option.
Visa options for family members include:
Children born in Australia to a permanent resident parent will automatically acquire Australian citizenship at the time of the child’s birth.
Australian permanent residents may be eligible for a number of services within Australia, including access to our national health scheme and social security.
For information on settlement and multicultural affairs, including:
The Adult Migrant English Language Program (AMEP) provides up to 510 hours of free English language tuition to eligible migrants from the skilled, family and humanitarian visa streams.
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to:
The Australian Government has developed a family safety pack with information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage. The family safety pack also includes important information about essential services and emergency contacts in Australia.
See > Family safety pack
Certificate of Status are for permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens who need evidence of their status in Australia and are unable to use our Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) tool.
See > Certificate of Status.
Most New Zealand citizens who enter Australia on a New Zealand passport do so under the Trans-Tasman Travel arrangements.
See> New Zealand citizens.