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 all 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 you can rest assured knowing the quality of our food is excellent and our supermarkets are full of fresh, domestically-grown produce all year round.
Free school tuition and subsidised healthcare are available for all permanent residents.
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:
- the Paid Parental Leave scheme provides a payment of up to 18 weeks while you care for your new family member
- there’s also a Dad and Partner Pay scheme
- the 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 public schools provide free high-quality education to all students. 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
I wanted to give my wife and children the opportunity to live in and explore a different country, with great infrastructure, better opportunities in education and a safe environment. I really like that it’s a young cosmopolitan community rich in culture and different backgrounds.