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
PDF Amharic (የኢትዮጵያ/አማርኛ) [2,554 kb]  
PDF Arabic (ةیادب حیاة في أسترالیا) [2,700 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Assyrian (ܐܵܬܘܿܪܵܝܵܐ) [2,718 kb]  
PDF Bengali (বাংলা) [3,344 kb]  
PDF Burmese/ Myanmarese [2,865 kb]  
PDF Chin Hakka [1,008 kb]  
PDF Chinese (Simplified) (简体中文) [2,290 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Chinese (Traditional) (繁體中文) [2,548 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Dari (دری) [2,556 kb]  
PDF Dinka (Thuɔŋjäŋ) [2,330 kb]  
PDF French (Français) [2,100 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Greek (Ελληνικά) [2,401 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Hazaragi (هزارگی) [3,119 kb]  
PDF Hindi (हिन्दी) [2,710 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Indonesian (Indonesian) [1,860 kb]  
PDF Italian (Italiano) [2,010 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Japanese (日本語) [2,534 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Karen (Karen language) [1,048 kb]  
PDF Korean (한국어)  [2,910 kb]  
PDF Kurdish Kurmanji [2 mb]  
PDF Kurdish Sorani (کوردی) [2,850 kb]  
PDF Nepali (नेपाली) [2,707 kb]  
PDF Afaan Oromo (Oromo) [1,953 kb]  
PDF  Pashto (پښتو) [2,617 kb]  
PDF Persian/Farsi (فارسی) [2,550 kb]  
PDF Punjabi (پنجابی) [2,494 kb]  
PDF Rohingya (Ruáingga) [2,044 kb]  
PDF Русский (Russian) [2,416 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Sinhalese [2,632 kb]  
PDF Somali (Soomaali) [2,002 kb]  
PDF Spanish (Español) [1,930 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Swahili (Kiswahili) [1,831 kb]  
PDF Tagalog (Tagalog) [1,910 kb]  
PDF Tamil (தமிழ்) [3,389 kb]  
PDF Thai (ภาษาไทย) [2,741 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Tigrinya (ትግርኛ) [2,440 kb]  
PDF Turkish (Türkçe) [2 mb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF
PDF Urdu (اردو) [2,957 kb]  
PDF Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) [2,505 kb]  

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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