Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

Immigration Advice and Rights Centre (IARC)

Migrant Resource Centres

Migrant Resource Centres (MRCs) and Migrant Service Agencies (MSAs) help with settlement issues – such as finding housing, joining English language classes, finding childcare facilities and looking for work. They can for instance help you with preparing a job application. They can also give information about Australian society, customs and institutions and they provide basic information on health, employment, education and the law. MRCs and MSAs can also tell you about government services and community organisations. MRCs and MSAs workers can offer advice in languages other than English.

Settlement Information

Settling in Australia

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Medicare Australia





Adult and Community Education


Local Councils

Blacktown City Council

Campbelltown City Council

Fairfield City Council

Liverpool City Council

Parramatta City Council

Penrith City Council

Non-Governmental Organisations

The Australian Council of Social Service

Council on the Aging

Fair Wear Campaign

Immigrant Women’s Support Service

NSW Women’s Refuge Resource Centre

Older Women’s Network

Rural Women’s Network

Shelter is the peak body for policy on housing matters.

This is a web site created for women by women. It contains information on money, career advice, travel, literature and women’s health.

STARTTS (Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors)

Natonal Welfare Rights Network

Women’s Electoral Lobby



Westnet Community Sector Network

Youth Action Policy Alliance

Government Organisations

Community Builders
A website for people who want to make their communities stronger, helthier and more successful

Office for Women

DoCS – NSW Department of Community Services

This site gives access to a range of legal information

NSW Office of Industrial Relations

Arts and Media

Australia Council for the Arts

Australia’s multicultural arts organisation

Women & Work

Australian job search

The National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

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