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ONE WORLD Sports & Cultural FESTIVAL

Come and enjoy our youth sports and cultural ONE WORLD Festival in celebration of Refugee Week. Come and enjoy our youth sports and cultural ONE WORLD festival in celebration of Refugee Week. When: SATURDAY 22ND JUNE, 10AM – 5PM Where: Springers Leisure Centre, Keysborough In its 7th year, this is…...

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Youth Arts & Literature Prize

Celebrating creativity in Art & Literature. Entries are now open for the 2019 SMRC Youth Arts and Literature Prize. The exciting Youth Arts and Literature Prize looks to uncover and recognize talented young artists and writers in our region. The SMRC Youth Arts and Literature Prize is open to anyone aged between…...

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Healthy LIFE EXPO! @ SMRC – Friday 5th April

Join us for a fabulous event on the grounds of 39 Clow St, Dandenong. Pickup your own Health Passport, and visit our Health stations for a FREE Health Screen while you speak to our Allied Health Team. Join in on some great activities including Cooking Demonstrations, Dandenong Market Food Tour,…...

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Working Women & Mental Health

Working Women & Mental Health New research from SuperFriend found that working Australian women are far more likely than men to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Moreover, the report found that women were feeling less positive than men about their workplace. Only 10% felt strongly optimistic that…...

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Standing in unison for gender equality

SMRC is thrilled to host the International Women’s Day Luncheon in recognition of the #morepowerfultogether message for gender equality paying tribute to some truly inspiring heroes: Moira Rayner – Commissioner, Lawyer, Solicitor and Tribunal member – and a woman of brilliance who has fought hard for the ‘Human Right’ that everyone…...

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Get a taste of volunteering – Learn Local 5 week course NOW OPEN!

SMRC is thrilled to open registrations for our first Learn Local pre-accredited training program: Taste of volunteering. Did you know that volunteering is a great pathway to employment and training? Have you ever considered volunteering but didn’t know where to start? Did you know that volunteers have rights and responsibilities?…...

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OPEN DAY 2019 – Feb 13th

Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre is thrilled to begin a full calendar year of events with an exciting OPEN DAY to be held on Wednesday, 13th February. Following on from our hugely successful event in 2018, SMRC CEO, Ramesh Kumar, says “our OPEN DAY 2019 will be celebrating the power…...

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SMRC settles into new year with SETS services

The Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC) is thrilled to announce our commencement of the Settlement Engagement Transition Support (SETS) grant – Client Services stream. SMRC has been a leader in providing settlement services in the south east of Melbourne for the past 25 years and we look forward to…...

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A year worth celebrating

2018 was the year SMRC celebrated 25 years of making stronger communities. This significant milestone was commemorated through numerous events and community activities that brought together our stakeholders and clients.  ...

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SMRC wins Employment Award

SMRC took out the Employment category in the 2018 Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce Business Awards recently. We employ over 150 staff and 200 volunteers to assist the hundreds of refugees and migrants who are helped into education, training and work each week. It’s also a skilled office with most…...

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