From language to culture, food to healthcare, education to transport, everything's different in a new country; there are so many new things to learn and understand.
If you've recently moved to Australia as a refugee or someone seeking asylum, then this is the podcast for you. In each episode of Life In Australia, you'll hear the stories from young people who've been in the same situation as you.
Living in a new house with new friends, learning in an Australian school or college and keeping a healthy mind and body: our guests share their experiences of coming to live in Australia and offer advice to help you settle in to your new home too.
Relationships: “We're all humans, we're all equal.”
Coming to a new country is challenging, and forming new relationships can be a great way to make the transition easier. In this episode, our guests discuss the importance of family, and how they’ve formed new friendships in Australia.
Being employed in Australia: “I want to be the Prime Minister!”
Having a job can be fun, allow you to earn money and meet new people. But, working can bring a new set of challenges, and in this episode we discuss how to best respond to, and manage, these new responsibilities.
Finding a job in Australia: “Don’t give up hope!”
Having a job in Australia can assist you in supporting yourself and your family, can help you make friends and learn English. But finding a job in Australia can be challenging. In this episode we talk about how best to go about finding work when you’re new to Australia.
Keeping a healthy body: “The body is like a computer.”
There are so many things you need to do when starting a new life in a new country that it’s easy to forget something very important—staying healthy. In this episode, our guests talk about the importance of keeping fit and eating well.
Keeping a healthy mind: “In my heart and in my head.”
Coming to Australia can be really exciting, but it can also be daunting and difficult to adjust to a new country. In this episode, our guests share there experiences of coming to Australia, how it affected them and how they managed to maintain a healthy mind.
Learning in the community: “Thirsty to get knowledge.”
There are many ways to learn outside of school and college, but where can you find them and what should you do? In this episode, our guests share their experiences of getting education from other parts of the community.