There’s no place like Australia to raise a family
A safe country, with an outgoing lifestyle and a low crime rate, Australia is a dream destination for all types of families.
While you pursue your career goals, you’ll also enjoy a good work/life balance. That means you’ll have more time to spend with your family and enjoy everything your new home has to offer.
With a diverse and inclusive society, Aussie kids are exposed to a broad mix of cultural influences from all over the world as they grow and develop.
And the quality of our food is excellent – our supermarkets are full of fresh, domestically-grown produce all year round.
Free government school tuition and subsidised healthcare are available for all permanent residents and citizens.
Australia is also famous for providing plenty of open space for children to play freely and safely.
There are a number of Australian Government-funded programs to help families which are available to permanent residents (note waiting times and conditions apply). These include:
- Parental Leave Pay provides a payment of up to 18 weeks while you care for your new family member
- there’s also Dad and Partner Pay
- Child Care Subsidy helps with the costs of child care while you work
- there’s also a 2-part Family Tax Benefit available.
Primary and secondary education
Australian schools are among the finest in the world and we boast excellent school facilities.
Our government schools provide free high-quality education to all students who are permanent residents or citizens
Non-government schools include faith-based schools, as well as those based on educational philosophies such as Montessori and Steiner.
Schooling usually lasts for 13 years, from preparatory to senior secondary, and is compulsory until at least the age of 16.
Our school system supports children of all levels of ability, with programs to extend gifted and talented students, and individual learning programs for students who need more support.
Australian teachers are university-trained. All schools must be registered with their state or territory education department and are subject to government requirements in terms of infrastructure and teacher registration.
Our tertiary education system is equally impressive. Our universities are world-class, with 7 appearing in ‘Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2023 top 100’.
for our university education system
Australia ranks equal 5th in the world for our university education system
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Australia’s most popular participant sports?
Australians like to be active. Popular sports in Australia include: recreational walking; fitness and gym; athletics, track and field and running/jogging; swimming; cycling; bush walking; yoga; football/soccer; tennis; golf.
What are the top 5 Australian universities?
According to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2023 our top 5 universities are:
- University of Melbourne, Victoria (34th in the world)
- Monash University, Victoria (44th in the world)
- The University of Queensland (53rd in the world)
- University of Sydney, New South Wales (54th in the world)
- Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory (62nd in the world).