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Settle in Australia

Help our newest arrivals build their lives in Australia.

Beginning a Life in Australia

The Beginning a Life in Australia (BaLIA) booklet provides helpful settlement information and links to other websites and resources for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, and their sponsors and service providers.

The booklet was updated in 2016 and is available in 39 different languages including English.

The BaLIA booklet is best viewed on a computer or other device so that you can follow the many links.  If you click on the blue underlined text in BaLIA, it will take you to the site or link. 

While the information, facts and figures, web links and addresses are as accurate as possible at the time of publication, these may change over time.

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5 or later installed on your computer to read or print the PDF version of the booklet.

Beginning a Life in Australia (BaLIA) booklets:

Feedback on the Beginning a Life in Australia booklets

You can submit comments and suggestions about the Beginning a Life in Australia booklet using the department's online feedback form. Web links and addresses will not be updated until the BaLIA booklet is next published.