The Western Australian government has recently published a number of online orientation videos to help newly arrived skilled migrants and their families establish their new lives in Western Australia. These videos provide a range of useful information from schooling, playgroups, finances and transportation. We’ve included the current videos below for your viewing pleasure.
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 Perth, Western Australia
This video provides information about the different modes of transport around Perth, such as buses, trains and ferries, taxis, cycling and driving.
Finances in Western Australia
In this video, we discuss banking, setting up a tax file number with the Australian Tax Office and superannuation.
Entitlements and health in Western Australia
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 in Western Australia
This video will provide you with information related to the early childhood and childcare system, kindergarten, primary and secondary schooling in Western Australia.
I think this is a great initiative from the Western Australian government and it would be great if some of the other states got on board with a similar video series. Please remember that all the information provided in these videos was accurate at the time of publishing, and may be subject to change.
Questions about living in Western Australia?
If you have any questions about any of these videos, then please feel free to post in our comments below. I’ve lived in Western Australia for over 13 years now so I should be able to answer most questions :)