(02) 6248 8577

info@marss.org.au

Level 2, 180 London Circuit, Civic, ACT

SETTLEMENT ENGAGEMENT

& TRANSITION SUPPORT

We provide free settlement assistance through casework, provision of information, referrals and advocacy.

OTHER VISA STREAMS

 

Including partner applicants of skilled visa categories, newly emerging ACT communities

ELIGIBILITY

WE CAN HELP

YOU TO

RESIDING IN AUSTRALIA FOR UNDER FIVE YEARS
REFUGEE OR HUMANITARIAN VISA HOLDER
NEWLY ARRIVED MIGRANT ON FAMILY VISA

 

With low English proficiency

Look for accommodation

Understand letters and documents

Access education (enroll children in school, find English classes, etc)

Access health services

Deal with family issues and problems

Deal with Centrelink and other government agencies

Deal with banking and financial institutions

Provide referrals to migration agents and lawyers

Provide referrals to gain recognition of your overseas qualifications

Provide referrals to other services

Provide general settlement information

We also have a dedicated group of volunteers who can assist our clients to fill in forms and paperwork. Find out more about volunteering here.

OUTREACH PROGRAM

A MARSS SETS caseworker visits these centres fortnightly at the times listed below. The SETS caseworker in these free sessions will be equipped to deal with any issues that can be dealt with normally at the MARSS office.

NAVITAS

1:15-2:15pm Tuesdays

37 Constitution Ave,

Canberra, ACT, 2612

KAREN COMMUNITY

4-5pm Thursdays

Cook Community Hall

41 Templeton St, Cook

GUNGAHLIN

COMING SOON

Gungahlin Child

and Family Centre

MARSS also hosts a number of information and orientation sessions that can help you get to know Canberra and everything it has to offer. For information regarding upcoming information sessions, please contact the office.

LEGAL AID

10:00am-2:00pm

Tuesdays

9:00am - 12:00pm

Fortnightly Fridays

Meet with our legal aid officer for help with citizenship, immigration, housing and various other applications. We also offer outreach from Legal Aid ACT. Bookings are essential, to register please contact MARSS.