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Multicultural services

Multicultural services

Australia wide

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
This Australian Government Department is responsible for visas, immigration and refugees.

Department of Human Services - Information in your language
This Australian Government Department provides information about its payments and services in a range of languages. The website has multilingual publications and information about the interpreting and translating services. The Centrelink Multilingual Call telephone number is 131 202.

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA)
FECCA is the national peak body representing Australians from CALD backgrounds. The website has resources and publications on multicultural issues.

This website provides up-to-date and quality-assessed information on a range of health topics.

Interfaith Calendar
This is a calendar of religious festivals from around the world including information about festivals and how they are celebrated.

National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA)
NEDA advocates for the rights and interests of CALD people with disability and their families and carers throughout Australia.

Migrant resource centres are community-based organisations that provide settlement services for migrants and refugees. Try an internet search to find one near you.

Australian Capital Territory

Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT
This organisation provides settlement and related services for migrants and refugees in the Australian Capital Territory.

New South Wales

Diversity Health Institute
The Institute works to improve the health and wellbeing of CALD communities in NSW. The website has downloadable resources including multilingual information.

NSW Migrant Resource Centres
This is a list of migrant resource centres in New South Wales, compiled by Sydney Multicultural Community Services.

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
This service is funded by NSW Health. It helps health workers to communicate with non-English speaking people. The website has health information translated into a large selection of languages other than English.

Northern Territory

Department of the Chief Minister - Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs promotes cultural and linguistic diversity in the Northern Territory by sponsoring grants and awards programs and providing information to the community. Its website has a range of religious fact sheets and community profiles relevant to the Northern Territory, as well as links to multicultural organisations.

Multicultural Council of the Northern Territory
This organisation represents people from CALD backgrounds in the Northern Territory. It runs programs and classes in Darwin and provides support to newly arrived migrants and refugees.


Queensland Department of Communities - Multicultural Resource Directory
This is a Queensland Government directory that lists more than 1500 organisations with an ethnic community focus in Queensland. These include ethnic media outlets, schools, community groups, consuls and migrant service organisations.

South Australia

Multicultural Communities Council of SA
This is a non-government organisation advocating for CALD communities in South Australia.

Multicultural SA
This government agency develops policy on multicultural and ethnic affairs in South Australia. On its website there is a services finder for humanitarian entrants to South Australia.


Migrant Resource Centre (Northern Tasmania)
This Migrant Resource Centre offers support to families from CALD backgrounds in northern Tasmania. It runs community education programs on parenting and relationship issues.

Multicultural Council of Tasmania
This organisation advocates for CALD communities in Tasmania.


Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
ADEC is a Victorian organisation that helps people with disability from CALD backgrounds to have independence and participate in the community.

Victoria Legal Aid - Get help in your own language
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with legal problems. You can find information about what they do in a range of languages on their website. They also arrange interpreters and give information about the law in languages other than English over the phone.

Victorian Government Health Translations Directory
Health practitioners who work with CALD communities can use this directory to find reliable translated health information.

Victorian Multicultural Commission
The Victorian Multicultural Commission advises government on multicultural policy and promotes harmony among Victoria's diverse communities.

Western Australia

Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Centre
Ishar delivers the 'Parenting from the Heart' project in Perth's northern suburbs, offering workshops, training and activities for CALD families. The program helps parents who are experiencing difficulties that result from migration and settlement.

WA Office of Multicultural Interests
The Office of Multicultural Interests is part of the WA Department of Local Government. It promotes multiculturalism and improves services to Western Australians from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds.