Safe, multicultural society
Australia is a safe, friendly and harmonious country. When you arrive
you may find yourself struck by the friendliness and hospitality of the
people. Imagine: you’ve left your country behind, yet somehow, you’ve
Australia is a very safe country compared with almost anywhere in the
world. Political unrest is limited in Australia, crime rates are low
and strict gun control laws provide a safe environment.
Australians value the wealth of cultural diversity and social
sophistication that international students bring to our campuses and
communities. We take great care in looking after international students
and helping them adjust to the Australian way of life.
Australians are open, friendly people and you will receive a warm
welcome. Many students living in Homestay situations experience
Australian family life in a natural, friendly way and often they find
themselves treated like a family member. Wherever you live – Homestay,
boarding school, or campus accommodation – you will discover many
opportunities to make lasting friendships.
You can get further information on how members of various ethnic groups live in Australia at the DIAC website.
More multicultural information is available at:
Australia has no official state religion and people are free to
practice any religion they want as long as they are not breaking the
law. Australia is a predominantly Christian country, with around 64 per
cent of all Australians identifying as Christians. However, most other
major religious faiths are also practised, reflecting Australia’s
culturally diverse society.
Of the 22 major religions of the world all except three are practised
in Australia. Most universities and communities within Australia have
facilities and places of worship for all types of religions. Ask your
international student officer about facilities at your educational
For more information about religion in Australia visit www.dfat.gov.au/facts/religion.html