Welcome to your new home

Here you will find information for anyone new to Southland to help you settle into your new community.

Moving to a new place can be difficult and can take some time to settle in. We've collected helpful links and resource together to help you get settled as easily as possible.

Start your new life

Information about housing, healthcare, education, transport and english language courses

Get started here

Get into work

Job vacancies from across the region, visa information, local industries and settling into work

Find a job

Other Resources

Southland Multicultural Council

Promotes and protects the interests and aims of ethnic communities and migrants in Southland

Visit website

Citizens Advice Bureau

Helps people to know and understand their rights

Visit website

New Zealand Now

Another great resource for people settling into New Zealand

Visit website

Free wifi

Available at all public libraries