Welcome packs for new residents

If you’ve recently moved to the area, we’re delighted that you’ve chosen the City of Stirling as your new home. We strive to be an economically and environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive community where people choose to live, work, play and visit.

For a complimentary welcome pack that contains information about the City and our services, please phone our Customer Contact Centre.

Migrant and newcomer’s - stories and resources

The City of Stirling strives to assist newcomers in accessing our services and facilities and participating in the local community. Watch these short videos of Newcomer’s stories to learn what life in the City has to offer you.

Family-friendly community

Aoife believes the best way to overcome isolation is to go out to the parks; use the free family community services and get to know the other families in the area.

Aoife's story

Community support to help you settle and thrive

Jimmy and Moses both believe that being active within your own community and getting to know established community members really helps newcomers integrate into Australian society.

Jimmy's story

Moses' story

Young people pursuing dreams

Wahida recommends for young people to take advantage of the library services and loves the multicultural feel within the City of Stirling.

Wahida's story

Volunteering as a gateway to employment

Andrea moved to Australia in 2001 and believes that the best thing somebody can do when you first arrive is to sign up for and get acquainted with all the community services that are available to newcomers.

Andrea's story

Getting active and involved in your community

Bella moved to Australia in 2005 and believes that getting active and engaging with local sports centres and groups is a fantastic way to connect with the community. 

Bella's story

Understanding laws and your rights

Scott works at a community Legal Centre, a migrant himself he has some practical advice for Newcomers.  

Scott's story

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.

A Newcomers Guide

For more information please visit the community support page.