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 now available in English.  It will also be available in the languages in the table below.

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.  The full web address is also provided (in brown) if you are using a printed version of BaLIA.  While weblinks 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.

Using PDF Files.

Language Readspeaker Availability
Amharic   In progress
PDF Arabic (ةیادب حیاة في أسترالیا) Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Assyrian   In progress
Bengali   In progress
Burmese/ Myanmarese   In progress
Chin Hakka   In progress
Chinese (Simplified)   In progress
Chinese (Traditional)   In progress
Dari   In progress
Dinka   In progress
PDF French (Français) Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Greek   In progress
Hazaragi   In progress
Hindi   In progress
PDF Indonesian (Indonesian)   Available
Italian   In progress
Japanese   In progress
Karen   In progress
PDF Korean (한국어)   Available
Kurdish – Kurmanji   In progress
Kurdish - Sorani   In progress
Nepali   In progress
Oromo   In progress
Pashto   In progress
PDF Persian/Farsi (فارسی)   Available
Punjabi   In progress
Rohingya   In progress
Russian   In progress
Sinhalese   In progress
Somali   In progress
Spanish   In progress
Swahili   In progress
Tagalog   In progress
Tamil   In progress
Thai   In progress
Tigrinya   In progress
PDF Turkish (Türkçe) Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Urdu   In progress
Vietnamese   In progress

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. Weblinks and addresses will not be updated unitl the BaLIA booklet is next published.

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