Our Settlement Team provides individual casework and group activities to assist new arrivals develop the confidence and skills to participate more fully in the broader community. Though services are designed to help in the early stages of arriving in Australia, we recognise that settlement can sometimes be a long-term process and we are flexible in meeting the needs of migrant and refugee communities living in Whittlesea.
- Click here to download our Settlement Services flyer
- To refer newly arrived clients to our settlement services and programs please click here to download and complete our referral form
Programs and Services
Our individualised and responsive casework services for permanent residents in their first five years in Australia are focused on building the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals and families to achieve confidence and independence as quickly as possible. Our skilled and experience staff can provide:-
Please call our WCC intake worker on 9401 6666 to make an appointment or email the referral form above to firstname.lastname@example.org
An important part of settling in a new country is the ability to establish connection with others in a similar situation as yourself as well as build bridges to connect with the broader community. All our groups include conversational English practice as well as settlement information.
We run groups for Arabic and Farsi speaking men and women, as well as a range of group activities for young people and programs for people to help with learning English. We can also help people with the process of becoming a citizen.
Please call our WCC intake worker on 9401 6666 for more info about groups.
Youth Programs and Youth Support
A significant number of new settlers in Whittlesea are young people under 25 years of age. WCC supports the successful settlement of young migrants and refugees through casework, information, learning and life-skills support and group activities.
Road Safety Program
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Settlement Planning Committee
WCC facilitates the Local Settlement Planning Committee for Whittlesea: the Whittlesea Multicultural Issues Network to promote a co-ordinated approach to support for New Arrivals. All welcome to attend to share information and discuss emerging issues and needs