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The Australian Department of Human Services

The Australian Government holds many benefits for migrants once they have settled and live in Australia. The Department of Human Services has been put in place to improve the quality of life for holders of certain visas. These include support for new arrivals, medicare services and payments for visa holders. Click here to see the benefits that this department can offer you!

Benefits Include

Payments for visa holders

This benefit only applies to holders of certain visas who are already living in Australia. The Department of Human Services offers payments and support in various areas, including healthcare, assistance for family with children, social security payments and more. Please remember to check the residence requirements to see if you’re eligible.

Support for new arrivals to Australia

If you’re new in Australia, you could be entitled to certain payments and support from the government. This is completely dependent on your residential status, so make sure you know whether or not you’re entitled to support.

Support for refugees and humanitarian entrants

If you are a refugee or humanitarian entrant you may be entitled to payments and services that will help you settle into life in Australia. You may be entitled to payments and services if you have arrived in Australia with a Refugee or Humanitarian Visa, or were granted a Permanent Protection Visa in Australia. As a South African moving to Australia, you will not be eligible for this support.

Medicare services

The Australian Government provides payments and services that can help when you, or someone you provide care for, use health care services or buy medicines.

Self service

You can do most of your Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business using self service. There are options using mobile apps, online services or phone self service. Click here for more information in this regard.

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