Integration and settlement support
This page provides information about integration and settlement support in the City of Stirling.
The City of Stirling's Multicultural Framework underpins the City’s vision of achieving an inclusive and harmonious community. The framework builds on the City’s achievements by focusing on three key areas – our newcomers, our community and our organisation.
For more information, please contact the family services team.
Stirling Multicultural Advisory Network
The Stirling Multicultural Advisory Network (SMAN) aims to actively support the City’s Multicultural Framework development, including the implementation of actions, tracking, progress and reporting. Members are passionate about promoting cultural diversity and meet regularly to provide advice to the City on issues relating to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.
Nominations for the 2019 SMAN have now closed but if you would like to seek further information about this group, please contact the family services team.
Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre
The Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre (MMC) is endeavours to welcome new residents and migrants to the community by implementing a number of services and initiatives to help facilitate a smooth transition to Australia.
The MMC houses:
- Welcome Hub - providing newly arrived migrants with access to information, services and support
- A function space - suitable for up to 150 people which can be hired for programs, activities and cultural celebrations. It can also be divided into three separate spaces suitable for training and seminars or small functions.
- Crèche - suitable for children’s birthdays, children’s activities, playgroups and childcare organisations.anextensive space. Equipped with an outdoor playgroundarea, kitchen and child-specific toilet.
- Commercial kitchen - with two ovens, two fridges, extensive bench space, bain maries and dishwashing facilities.
The Welcome Hub is funded through the federal government’s Settlement Engagement and Transition Support Program.
City of Stirling and its consortium partners, Ishar Multicultural Women's Services, ASeTTS, Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre and Youth Futures will work coolaboratively to equip humanitarian entrants and other vulnerable migrants in their first five years in Australia with the knowledge and skills to identify, understand and take action to address their identified settlement needs.
The Welcome Hub will provide community members with access to:
- Staff with specialist information for elderly people, women, young people and people with disabilities.
- Case management and referrals to link Clients with core services related to; English language skills, education, training, employment, disability, family, parenting, financial, legal, health, domestic violence and housing support.
- Information on and access to a range of programs that will assist in building community capacity and improving settlement outcomes.
Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre
Stirling Leisure Centres - Herb Graham
38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka
P: (08) 9205 7320
Youth Settlement Service
In partnership with Youth Futures WA, the City of Stirling has established the Youth Settlement Service to help support young migrants to settle into their community.
The program offers one-to-one support for information and advice on issues such as relationships, drug and alcohol use, sexual health and mental health.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) funds this service, which is available to young people between the ages of 12 and 25, who have immigrated to Australia in the past five years. Eligible participants will have the opportunity to participate in free recreational, cultural and arts-based activities.
For more information, please phone our multicultural youth support and development worker on (08) 9205 7335 or visit the Youth Futures WA website.