About SMRC

Healthy and connected communities

SMRC is a for-purpose community-based agency providing services to migrants and refugees living in the southern region of Melbourne, including the local government areas of City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, Shire of Cardinia, and surrounding suburbs.

SMRC supports the settlement of newly arrived refugees and provides community-based services for migrants and refugees through in-language social and economic participation and health and wellbeing programs.

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Migrants and refugees are enabled to achieve their goals and aspirations.


We support and empower migrants and refugees through our delivery of programs and services that are innovative, inclusive and impactful.


• Improve the lives of refugees and migrants by delivering evidence-based services that are measurable.
• Deliver high standards of quality, safety and excellence in all areas of our work.
• Maintain a sustainable and accountable organisation through strong and robust governance.
• Drive sustainable growth by anticipating and responding to opportunities that will deepen and extend our impact.


Snapshot of the last 12 months

Clients supported to settle in Australia
Hours of social activity and exercise support delivered
Hours of support delivered to 252 carers and care recipients
Hours of student contact hours across 8 training courses
Hours of home care provided delivered by our Diverse Care Team
Passionate volunteers
Languages spoken by staff and volunteers
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