Welcome to Settlement Services orientation videos page. We can provide you with information and refer you to other agencies, answer your questions and help you settle into your new life in Western Australia.

Please click on each title to view the orientation video.


Welcome and Essentials 

In this video we welcome you to Western Australia and explore topics such as what to do in an emergency, proof of identity cards, housing including connecting you up with a service to assist with renting a house and setting up utilities for your home.


Getting around

This video provides information about the different modes of transport around Perth, such as buses, trains and ferries, taxis, cycling and driving.



In this video we discuss banking, setting up a tax file number with the Australian Tax Office and superannuation. 


Entitlements and health

In this video we explore and provide information on the Commonwealth Government service called 'My Gov', which is where you can use one login to access a number of Government services such as Centrelink and Medicare. We touch on the public and private health systems and insurance and connect you to a health service.


Playgroup, childcare and schooling 

This video will provide you with information related to the early childhood and childcare system, kindergarten, primary and secondary schooling in Western Australia.


Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any further information that has not been covered in the above videos.


All the information provided in these videos was accurate at the time of publishing, and may be subject to change.


[Published on 30 May 2019]


Welcome news for international students – Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration program expanded to include VET graduates

The Graduate stream of the State Nominated Migration Program provides a skilled migration pathway for international students graduating from university in Western Australia.  From December 2019, the Graduate stream has been extended to include VET graduates who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above. 

The Graduate stream is also more accessible for international students:

studies in higher education, VET (Certificate III level and above) and/or English language courses for overseas students (ELICOS) studies all count towards the requirement to study for two years in Western Australia.

Graduates need to demonstrate either six months' work experience in Australia OR a six month employment contract in Western Australia, but not both.  Previously international students needed to have 12 months of work experience plus a job offer for 12 months.

A new Graduate Occupation List (GOL) and updated eligibility criteria are now available.  

For more information on the changes to the Graduate stream, visit the Graduate stream requirements page.

The criteria for the General stream of the State Nomination Migration Program  will remain the same; however the Western Australian State Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) has been updated. 

Fun Fact
The Central Park building at 261.7 metres (51 floors) is Perth's tallest in the city.