Help for refugees and migrants
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.