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) [2,700 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Assyrian   In progress
PDF Bengali (বাংলা) [3,344 kb]   Available
PDF Burmese/ Myanmarese [2,865 kb]   Available
Chin Hakka   In progress
PDF Chinese (Simplified) (简体中文) [2,290 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
PDF Chinese (Traditional) (繁體中文) [2,548 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
PDF Dari (دری) [2,556 kb]   Available
PDF Dinka (Thuɔŋjäŋ) [2,330 kb]   Available
PDF French (Français) [2,100 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Greek   In progress
Hazaragi   In progress
PDF Hindi (हिन्दी) [2,710 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
PDF Indonesian (Indonesian) [1,860 kb]   Available
PDF Italian (Italiano) [2,010 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
PDF Japanese (日本語) [2,534 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Karen   In progress
PDF Korean (한국어)  [2,910 kb]   Available
Kurdish – Kurmanji   In progress
Kurdish - Sorani   In progress
PDF Nepali (नेपाली) [2,707 kb]   Available
PDF Afaan Oromo (Oromo) [1,953 kb]   Available
Pashto   In progress
PDF Persian/Farsi (فارسی) [2,550 kb]   Available
PDF Punjabi (پنجابی) [2,494 kb]   Available
Rohingya   In progress
PDF Русский (Russian) [2,416 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Sinhalese   In progress
PDF Somali (Soomaali) [2,002 kb]   Available
PDF Spanish (Español) [1,930 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
PDF Swahili (Kiswahili) [1,831 kb]   Available
PDF Tagalog (Tagalog) [1,910 kb]   Available
Tamil   In progress
PDF Thai (ภาษาไทย) [2,741 kb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
PDF Tigrinya (ትግርኛ) [2,440 kb]   Available
PDF Turkish (Türkçe) [2 mb] Read speaker icon Listen to PDF Available
Urdu   In progress
PDF Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) [2,505 kb]   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.

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