A leader in the compassionate provision of settlement and related services for migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants in the ACT and surrounding regions.

      WHAT WE DO

For over 40 years MARSS Australia has provided a service delivery hub for new and recently arrived refugees and migrants to settle in to the ACT and surrounding regions. Starting out as a Migrant Resource Centre, MARSS' integrated service delivery approach is supported by our community based membership model and partnerships with government, business and community service organisations across the region. 

Our mission is to be a leader in provision of settlement and related services for migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants in the ACT and region, in a caring, supporting and enabling way.



MARSS provides a comprehensive range of settlement services for migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and humanitarian entrants. These include general settlement support, English language and literacy training, vocational education and training, emergency relief and financial literacy training, and employment services.


Please click on the links below for information about our full range of programs and services.


For more information about COVID-19 and MARSS Services please click here

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Casework and Advocacy

MARSS provides casework, advocacy and referral services to support migrants and refugees settling in Canberra and the surrounding regions.  


Emergency Relief

MARSS provides immediate and sensitive assistance to those in times of financial crises. MARSS can help source immediate access to food and financial assistance with bills and debts.



MARSS can provide assistance with tenancy and housing issues as well as specialised and immediate assistance for Asylum Seekers


Youth Services

MARSS provides specific casework, advocacy and referral services to CALD youth aged 16 -25. We also provide individual study support and youth mentoring sessions and activities.


Learn to Drive

MARSS can assist with helping to get on the road, providing free and multilingual road ready courses and discounted driving lessons for eligible persons. MARSS can also provide support with accessing public transport.


Health and Wellbeing

MARSS offers a range of sports and nutrition programs for CALD communities in the ACT.


Family and Community

MARSS has several programs dedicated to strengthening families and communities. 

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Education and English classes

MARSS has a wide range of English classes available. MARSS is also a Registered Training Organisation and delivers several accredited courses.  


Digital Literacy

MARSS provides dedicated one-on-one lessons to learn digital skills.

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The MARSS Employment Service will support migrants and refugees to find meaningful employment in the ACT.


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