Live where the world does
Every year Australia welcomes millions of visitors to our shores. In the 2022 financial year, 395,000 migrants arrived in Australia. Since 1945, 7.5 million people have chosen to move to Australia to live.
With people from all over the world choosing to call Australia home, we’re proud of our diverse cultures and natural sense of warmth and inclusivity.
Consider these interesting facts:
- Nearly one third of Aussies were born overseas
- Half of Australians have an overseas-born parent
- Almost one quarter of Australians speak a language other than English at home
- Australians identify with over 270 ancestries
for proportion of foreign born citizens
Australia has the equal 2nd highest proportion of foreign born citizens in the OECD (30%)
If you long for a place that truly rewards your effort and talent, this is your destination. The inclusiveness of the society means no matter what family background you come from, what language you speak, everyone has a fair go.
Secondary School Teacher
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the significance of Anzac Day?
ANZAC Day is 25 April. It is the national day of remembrance commemorating the sacrifice of Australian and NZ soldiers who fought in wars and conflicts.
Does Australia allow dual citizenship?
Yes, Australia allows dual citizenship. It is a good idea to check your country of citizenship also allows dual citizenship.
What are the most common religions in Australia?
The 2021 census reports that the most common religions are:
- Christianity (43.9%)
- No religion (38.9%)
- Islam (3.2%)
- Hinduism (2.7%)
- Buddhism (2.4%)
Will I be able to practice my faith?
In Australia you are free to worship and practise your religion. You are also free not to engage in religious practices.
What are the most frequently spoken languages at home, other than English?
Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Punjabi.
How multicultural is Australia?
Since 1949, our communities have welcomed more than 5 million new citizens and today, more than half of Australians were born overseas or have a parent who was.
Cultural diversity is one of Australia’s greatest strengths. We have different backgrounds, different experiences and different cultures. Yet we are all united as Australians. Our success as a multicultural nation is underwritten by our shared Australian values, such as respect for the freedom and dignity of the individual, rule of law and ‘a fair go’, which embrace mutual respect, tolerance and compassion for those in need.
- Most Australians believe multiculturalism contributes to a stronger, more prosperous nation. Most Australians also believe people from different national or ethnic groups get on well together when living and working in our communities. Over 2 million Australians speak an Asian language and 1.3 million also speak a European language.