Help for refugees and migrants

Integrated Family Services supports families and specialises in assisting families from a refugee or migrant background in Melbourne’s north-east.

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If you are new to Australia, and would like support to reach your goals, Northern Buddies can help.

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Given the Chance is one of our longest running and most effective employment support programs.

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Our micro-enterprise program offers mentoring, training and support to women from refugee, migrant and asylum seeker backgrounds.

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The Community Support Program (CSP) is an Australian Government refugee settlement program enabling individuals, communities and businesses to support off-shore refugees with visa applications and a settlement pathway in Australia.

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Our Refugee Action Program assists refugee communities to access services in an unfamiliar system.

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This program works with children and families who are newly arrived in Australia.

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The ReSource Youth program empowers young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to make informed decisions about education, employment and volunteer pathways.

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Foster greater curiosity and confidence in your team by building cross-cultural responsiveness to improve your work with multicultural communities.

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Our Cross-Cultural Consultancy team has developed training and consultancy services that specialise in helping organisations understand barriers to engagement.

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About the Multicultural Communities Team

Our Multicultural Communities team works to include people from refugee, migrant or asylum seeker backgrounds, and their communities, in Australia’s economic and social life.

Our services to support both new arrivals and more established migrant groups facing disadvantage are the result of experience stretching back to 1956.

We know that people of refugee and migrant backgrounds can face multiple challenges as they settle in a new country, from simple language barriers to discrimination. Many have endured trauma due to loss and grief and have spent long periods in refugee camps. Our services are research and evidence-based and help new arrivals build stronger, happier and healthier lives in their new country.

We provide responsive services that build on the strengths these communities bring and work alongside them to understand aspirations, build capacity social and economic participation. This work positively influences public opinion, public policy and program development.

Refugees, migrants and people seeking asylum bring strengths, skills and the drive to succeed. BSL provides mentoring, workshops and individualised support to assist new arrivals to navigate education, training and employment systems in Australia.

Contact us

  • Address:Epping Community Services Hub
    713 High Street, Epping, Victoria 3076
  • Phone:(03) 9422 5650
  • Email: mct@bsl.org.au