Welcoming All Newcomers
Our newcomers welcome website aims to provide culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities with helpful information about life in Australia, specifically for new arrivals in New South Wales (NSW).
Inspiration behind the project was to create a more inclusive Australia, offering newcomers ready access to information, insights into local culture, practical tips for living here and advice on how to tap into key support services.
Australia has long welcomed migrants and refugees as they rebuild their lives in this country, including many from Myanmar affected by recent upheaval in their home country. In NSW, 2016 census data reveals there are 7,126 Myanmar-born Australians living here, double the population of a decade ago. As more people arrive, access to information is essential for them to assimilate and thrive in their new environment.
Good Neighbours Australia (GNAU), funded by Multicultural NSW and in partnership with the Australia-Burma Community Development Network, launched the “Welcome, Neighbours” website project, to help new arrivals.
Available in three languages, Burmese, Karen and English, the website aims to address settlement challenges by connecting them to others in the Myanmar community in NSW. Content covers key facts about Australia, as well as information on visa applications, taxation, and more.