Friends will be an integral part of your stay in Australia. Sharing new experiences with other people is often what makes them so memorable. In your new environment you will be among many like-minded individuals and whilst it can take some time to make good friends you will have many people in the same boat as you and many opportunities to meet people from a diverse range of backgrounds. From these people you will get support and you will learn a lot about the place your living in and yourself.
Where to find friends
Your institution will be your first point of call. Take advantage of the numerous clubs and services that are available to you, where you will find people that are interested in the same things that you are. Join a sporting team, or a volunteer group and also if you find employment in Australia that is also a great way to meet people. You might find meeting people from your own culture easier. Whilst this is true and it is good idea to get to know people who are going through similar experiences you will benefit hugely if you make Australian friends. Your language will be helped immensely and they will be able to help in a range of things that only a local can.