World famous lifestyle
The Australian lifestyle. It’s often called our superpower, and it's envied the world over.
Australians live in a safe and stable country with a friendly and relaxed culture that makes it easier to achieve a work-life balance.
And it’s beautiful. Stunningly beautiful. Spectacular landscapes, dynamic cities, vibrant regional centres, and a professional culture that allows you the time to enjoy them. Three Australian cities – Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide – are regularly ranked among the world’s top 10 most liveable.
Australians are warm and welcoming, hardworking and creative. We’re one of the most multicultural countries in the world, and home to the world’s oldest living culture.
‘You can enjoy every second of your life here’ – AFM Saiful Haque Misha, from Bangladesh, now based in Sydney
All Australians have access to high quality, timely and affordable healthcare at every stage of life.
Medicare is Australia's universal health care system, providing free public hospital care and patient subsidies for medical services, while the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme keeps medicines affordable.
Australia ranks 2nd for Universal Health Care Coverage
Source: IMD Yearbook
Australia ranks 4th on the Global Health Security Index
Australia ranks 3rd in the world for economic freedom
Source: 2021 Index of Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
High-quality education make Australia great for families
Australian schools are among the world’s best. Our public schools provide free high-quality education to all students. There are also a variety of non-government and faith-based schools.
Students in Australia benefit from university-trained teachers and excellent school facilities. There’s support for every child, including programs to extend gifted and talented students, and individual learning programs for students who need extra support.
Australian students rank above the OECD average in reading literacy, science and mathematics, according to the most recent Programme for International Student Assessment.
Australia’s higher education sector has world-class universities and we’re a preferred destination for international students. We rank 3rd globally for the number of universities in the world’s top 100.
Australia is safe, prosperous and free
Backed by our strong economy, Australians enjoy a high standard of living. We’re ranked 3rd in the OECD for household incomes and are the 2nd wealthiest nation on earth in terms of median wealth per adult. This prosperity gives people the freedom to enjoy all that our world-class cities have to offer – from incredible food and wine to boutique shopping and an extensive calendar of sporting and cultural events.
And it’s the ideal place to raise a family. Living in Australia, you’ll feel a deep sense of safety and freedom thanks to our enduring political stability and open, diverse society. At the same time, Australia’s beautiful climate and clean, green spaces encourage a healthy outdoors lifestyle. It’s a recipe that puts Australia first for wellbeing among OECD countries.
Australia ranks 1st for wellbeing in the OECD
Source: 2018 OECD regional wellbeing
Australia ranks 2nd for youth wellbeing worldwide
Source: International Youth Foundation Youth Wellbeing Index
Australia ranks 8th for human development worldwide
Source: UNDP Human Development Index
Australia ranks 11th for happiness worldwide
Source: World Happiness Report 2021