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.
|Arabic (ةیادب حیاة في أسترالیا)||Listen to PDF||Available|
|Burmese/ Myanmarese||In progress|
|Chin Hakka||In progress|
|Chinese (Simplified)||In progress|
|Chinese (Traditional)||In progress|
|French (Français)||Listen to PDF||Available|
|Kurdish – Kurmanji||In progress|
|Kurdish - Sorani||In progress|
|Turkish (Türkçe)||Listen to PDF||Available|
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.