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Beginning a Life in Australia

Beginning a Life in Australia

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Beginning a Life in Australia
Welcome to
Beginning a Life in Australia 
booklet is produced by the Department of Immigration andCitizenship and is published online atwww.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/settle-in-australia/beginning-life It is recommended that you view the booklet on a computer as it contains links to many websites thatprovide additional information.The booklet is reviewed and released annually. It is available in PDF format in the followinglanguages.Albanian English Kirundi SpanishAmharic French Korean SwahiliArabic German Macedonian TagalogBosnian Greek Nepali TamilBurmese/Myanmarese Hindi Persian/Farsi TigrinyaChinese (Simplified) Indonesian Portuguese ThaiChinese (Traditional) Italian Russian TurkishCroatian Japanese Serbian VietnameseDari Karen SinhaleseDinka Khmer SomaliIf you would like to provide comments or suggestions about the
Beginning a Life in Australia 
booklet youcan complete the online feedback form
on the department‟s website at
If you wish to speak to a government department or non-government organisation and you needthe assistance of an interpreter, ring the
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
 13 1450
during business hours, which are generally 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.Ask TIS National to set up a three-way conversation between you, one of their interpreters and theorganisation you wish to speak with. See Chapter 2,
Help with English 
for more information about TISNational.
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Telephone numbers beginning with 1800 are free calls if you ring from aprivate telephone and cost the same as a local call if you ring from a payphone. Numbers beginningwith 13 or 1300 are charged at local call rates. Some 1300 and 1800 numbers can be used only fromoutside the capital city. Mobile phone rates apply to calls from mobile phones.For telephone numbers not beginning with 13, 1300 or 1800: If ringing from outside Australia, dial theAustralia prefix 61, then the area code without the 0, then the number. If ringing from within Australiabut outside the relevant state or territory, dial the area code, and then the number.
While the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and its contributorshave attempted to ensure that the material in this booklet is accurate at the time of release, thebooklet covers a range of matters that are subject to regular change. No liability for negligence orotherwise is assumed by the department or its contributors should anyone suffer a loss ordamage as a result of relying on the information given in the booklet.R
eferences to external websites are provided for the reader‟s convenience and do not constitute
endorsement of the information at those sites or any associated organisation, product or service.The Department of Immigration and Citizenship accepts no responsibility for the accuracy,completeness or currency of material contained on any external website that is referred to in thisbooklet.
 © Commonwealth of Australia 2010This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the
Copyright Act 1968 
, no partmay be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the Commonwealth.Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to:Commonwealth Copyright Administration
Attorney General‟s Depart
mentRobert Garran OfficesNational CircuitBarton ACT 2600or posted at www.ag.gov.au/cca

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