Living in Western Australia
Regional Western Australia
Tax, superannuation and the pension
Phone, mail and emergency services
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world (geographically) and Western Australia is its largest state.
Despite its size, the population density is amongst the lowest in the world. Approximately 23 million* people live in Australia and 2.5 million* in Western Australia.
Within Western Australia over 35%* of people were born overseas creating a multicultural environment.
Australia’s cultural diversity is a strength which makes for a dynamic society. Within the framework of Australia’s laws, all people are able to express their culture and beliefs. Other Australian principles and values include:
respect for the equal worth, dignity and freedom of the individual;
freedom of speech;
freedom of religion and secular government;
freedom of association;
support for parliamentary democracy and the rule of law;
equality under the law;
equality of men and women;
equality of opportunity;
a spirit of egalitarianism that embraces tolerance, mutual respect and compassion for those in need.
Birthplaces of people within Western Australia* (Significant numbers within 2011 Census)
*Figures sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Launch of new Settlement Services Orientation videos
Settlement Services is pleased to announce the launch of the Orientation online videos. These series of online videos offer support to newly arrived skilled migrants and their families to help them establish their lives in Western Australia. These videos provide a range of useful information from finances, transportation to playgroups and schooling. You can access the videos on the Settlement Services page or here.