Provides free settlement assistance through casework, provision of information, referrals, and advocacy services to all migrants and refugees who have been in Australia for under 5 years. This program is funded by the Department of Social Services.
For asylum seekers and families with uncertain immigration status.
Financial assistance for groceries, bills and other financial hardship.
Assists migrants and refugees with long-term integration into the Canberra community. We offer:
Learn to Drive
Job Ready Program
Home Tutor Program
Men's Outreach Workshops
Harmony Sports Program
MARSS's 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 Australia Inc. was established in 1980 as the Migrant Resource Centre and incorporated in 1983. It has been funded largely by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Financial support has also been provided to MARSS by ACT Governments since 1990. Since its inception, MARSS has been managed by a Board of Management comprising of elected nominees from Canberra’s ethnic communities, and nominated members representing the Local Government. MARSS has grown to become a vibrant service-oriented organisation, incorporating programs for migrants of all ages to assist with language, welfare, employment, access and equity for people from cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre,
Level 2, 180 London Circuit, Civic
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
(02) 6248 8577
MARSS, PO Box 697, Canberra City, ACT, 2601
(02) 6257 7655
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