family children services

Family & Children Services

Engaging and investing in local community and families'.
youth services

Youth Services

Services to inspire and empower the next gen.
Education, Employment & Community Support

Education, Employment & Community Support

Pathways to making communties stronger.
aged care & disability services

Aged Care & Disability Services

Services for an inclusive community.

Upcoming events

  • 14 Oct 2018

    Dandy Makers Market Launch

    Melbourne’s newest handmade craft and artisan foods market opens at the iconic Dandenong Market, Oct 14. Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre opens its newest social enterprise to makers wishing to turn their hobby into a micro business. Shoppers of all things handmade wont be disappointed when their discover the stunning variety of handmade gifts made right here in Victoria, from artisans from around the world. Expect lotions & potions, candles, jewellery, clothing, homewares, preserves and sauces and much more. Follow us on Facebook @dandymakersmarket Open every 2nd Sunday, 10am until 4pm. New stallholders enquires can email Elly on
  • 14 Oct 2018

    Unity in Diversity Festival

    Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre is thrilled to bring Unity in Diversity Festival. Celebrating our culturally rich community, the Unity in Diversity Festival will provide an entertaining environment where families and persons of all abilities are welcome to enjoy the festivities. Situated beside the wonderful Dandenong Market, the Unity in Diversity Festival will provide all day entertainment for all ages. Talk to employers about career opportunities and learn more about services available in the local area in our Business Expo Precinct, hear from the experts in education and training, meet the many diverse multicultural community groups in the area and learn how to join in your community, eat great food and explore the new Dandy Makers Market located on the south terrace of Dandenong Market. With fabulous entertainment, displays and buskers throughout the day, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Full program details will be made available shortly. Please bring your family, friends and neighbours to a wonderfully fun day out for all!    

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Diverse Care

A multicultural service that provides aged care support in the language that you speak.

Dandy Makers Market

Dandy Makers is Melbourne’s newest handmade craft and artisan foods market. Making stronger communities through micro business mentoring and empowerment.

Food for LIFE

A unique catering opportunity to celebrate multicultural foods to build life and employment skills’.

Stories to Inspire


Bernadette first joined the SMRC’s Tai Chi program in 2017 with the goal of improving her balance as well as her physical and emotional wellbeing. She is also currently part of our Strengths program.


Dodeng came to Australia as a 25 year old in September 1985. He was the first Sudanese refugee in Australia which meant that he faced many barriers to integration here.

Making someone smile is the most beautiful thing in this world

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