Aliyah from Australia and New Zealand

Australia has long been a stronghold of Zionist activity and support for the State of Israel and Zionism plays a significant part in community activities. It ranges from Zionist education, fundraising for Israel, successful Zionist youth movements and the promotion of Aliyah. All of the Zionist organizations are affiliated with State Zionist Councils in each of the main centers, who in turn, are affiliated with the umbrella Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA). The ZFA acts as the Zionist community's voice with Israel and other Diaspora communities.
The six Zionist Youth Movements, which represent all the different major religious and political positions on the Zionist spectrum, are united by the Australian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC).

An extraordinary 79% of the adult Jewish population in Australia are believed to have visited Israel which is quite extraordinary for a country so far away geographically. And approximately 9,000 Jews are believed to have made Aliyah from Australia.


Aliyah in 3 Steps

Step 1

Interview with a Shaliach

As part of the Aliyah process, an interview with your local Aliyah Shaliach (Jewish Agency representative) will be required.
You will be asked to present all the aforementioned original documents:

These documents will be returned to you during your meeting.

The Aliyah Shaliach is a representative of the Jewish Agency for Israel who is responsible for validating your Aliyah documents and meeting with you. You can make an appointment to speak with the Shaliach directly, as per the listing below:




Zionist Federation of Australia 
306 Hawthorn Rd., Caulfield South 
3162 Victoria 
Tel: (03) 9272-5688 
Fax:(03) 9272-5640 




The Jewish centre
61 Woodrow Avenue
Yokine 6060
West Australia
Tel : (08) 92768730




Zionist Federation of Australia 
146 Darlinghurst Road 
Darlinghurst NSW 2010 
Tel: (02) 936-02368 
Fax: (02) 938-05124 

New Zealand



Israel Information Office 
P.O.Box 87513
Meadowbank, Auckland 1742
Tel: (02) -74947762 

The interview will include these topics:

Step 2

Approval for Aliyah

The Jewish Agency is the body responsible for authorizing Aliyah according to the Law of Return. Your application will be reviewed by The Jewish Agency, and you will receive a notification letter.

Step 3

Absorption Planning & Flight to Israel

Together with your file manager or Shaliach you'll need to plan your absorption in Israel:

Once you're landing in Israel you're considered as an Oleh Chadash, Welcome to Israel!


After Aliyah

Please visit our "Step-by-step" Guide of the first steps in Israel as a New Oleh.

The Global Service Center

Australia:    1-800-445-781

New Zealand:    0-800-448-591

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