New migrant information

Welcoming newcomers to the City of Stirling

With a thriving population of over 219,000 and a total land area of over 100km2, the City of Stirling is one of Western Australia’s major local government areas.

The City prides itself on its culturally diverse community and on providing a consistently high standard of services, resources and amenities to its residents.

Newcomers Guide

Aboriginal Elder Doolann-Leisha Eatts is a proud Wadjak Ballardong Nyoongar Elder who was born in 1939 on the Badjaling Mission.

Welcome to Country

I am Doolann-Leisha Eatts, a Wadjak Bibbulmun Mooro Nyoongar woman Elder in the area of Perth and Ballardong in the central Wheatbelt. With my husband Walter, we welcome you all here to our wonderful Country. As Elders and custodians of our land, we give you our blessings. And may God bless all of us here on Wadjak Nyoongar land and thank you.

The Mayors Message

Welcome from the Mayor

On behalf of the City of Stirling and the local community, I would like to welcome all newcomers to the City of Stirling. I am very pleased that you have chosen the City of Stirling as your new home.

I understand it can take some time to settle into a new community. However, the City aims to ensure all newcomers feel welcome, connected and valued. There are many local services, facilities and resources available to support you to make the City of Stirling your new home. I hope this Newcomer’s Guide will help you to connect, thrive and settle in the City of Stirling and I would like to thank you for joining our local community.

Welcome to the City of Stirling.

Mark Irwin
MAYOR

Useful information for migrants and newcomers

Click the links below to find out more about the City's available services and resources.

Newcomers Guide

This guide has been developed to assist in meeting the diverse needs of people arriving to make their home in the City of Stirling. The guide highlights real peoples stories and provides helpful information to asist newcomers in accessing services.

View the guide in a number of languages below: 

Legal support and services

To help you settle in, get to know the local laws and your rights as a community member.

  • Legal Aid WA - The largest provider of legal aid services. For more information, call 1300 650 579 or visit the website here

  • Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre - A legal service that aims to give disadvantaged and low-income earners access to legal services. For more information, call (08) 9440 1663 or visit the website here

  • Tenancy WA - Provides advice to help resolve tenancy problems and renters understand their rights and responsibilities. For more information, call (08) 9221 0088 or visit the website here

  • Humanitarian Group - The Humanitarian Group is a not-for-profit organisation, focused on empowering vulnerable people by providing professional and accessible migration assistance, legal advice and education. We strive to do this in a way that embraces diversity and strengthens communities. For more information, call (08) 6148 3600 or visit the website here.

Welcome video

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To view more Newcomer stories, click here.