Applying for Australian Citizenship
Information about Australian citizenship, including how to apply and the citizenship test, can be accessed from the Department of Home Affairs.
Information about settlement services in WA can be obtained from the Living in Western Australia website.
If you are a skilled migrant and would like advice on settling in WA, contact the Settlement Services team.
Humanitarian Settlement Program
The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) provides support to humanitarian entrants to build the skills and knowledge they need to become self-reliant and active members of the Australian community.
HSP Service Providers support clients to achieve outcomes in the following areas as a foundation for successful settlement:
- education and training
- physical and mental health and wellbeing
- managing money
- community participation and networking
- family functioning and social support
- language services.
English language tuition is provided to help newly-arrived migrants and refugees from non-English speaking backgrounds to settle successfully in Australia.
If you require assistance with communicating effectively when accessing a State Government service, you may request interpreter assistance, which will be provided at no cost.
Voting in elections
Australian citizens aged 18 years or older are eligible to vote in federal and State elections. These elections rarely happen at the same time. If you are required to vote and you do not vote without a good reason, you may be fined.
You can enrol to vote by obtaining an application form from your local post office or online at the Australian Electoral Commission.