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SMRC New Year Reopening

SMRC will be reopening our doors again on January 4, 2021. There will be limited services from the office including:• Settlement Services Access Point – by appointment only (Mon – Thurs , 9am until 4pm). Masks must be worn at all times. Our Health & Wellbeing planned activities will continue…...

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Crisis services during SMRC shutdown

SMRC will be closed from close of Business 24th December until 4th January. During this time crisis services are available which can be viewed HERE....

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SMRC says NO to family violence

SMRC  has been involved in White Ribbon since 2018 when we began the journey to become Workplace Accredited. This White Ribbon Day we continue our support of this important community message by participating in the virtual walk on Friday 20th November. SMRC Chair Ahmad Samadi and acting CEO Brian Oates…...

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#CaseyGirlsCan Week: Free Live Online Physical Activity Sessions – Nov 23-29

Have you heard of This Girl Can – Victoria? It’s all about women getting active in their own way, and we think it’s awesome. Join us for This Girl Can Week from 23 to 29 November and participate in FREE activities to help you get active. We have organised #CaseyGirlsCan…...

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Energy and Water Community Agency roundtable – Nov 26th

The Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria, in partnership with Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre, would like to invite you to an online Community Agency roundtable. As a key community stakeholder we would like to invite you to attend with other like-minded organisations. By speaking and working with community stakeholders who…...

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New Board Elected for SMRC

SMRC is please to advise following the AGM held on October 22nd, that a new Board has been elected following Brian Oates standing down as Chair, to take on role as acting CEO following the resignation of Ramesh Kumar. The AGM opened with an introduction to two of SMRC key…...

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Annual Report 19.20 out now!

SMRC is please to advise our newest Annual Report is now available HERE: smrc.org.au/annual-reports/  ...

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Dance Up! Australia – Term 1 Enrol now!

Dance Up! Australia provides a wonderful opportunity to join in learning and sharing cultural dances, meet new friends and enjoy the benefits of movement and dance. Dance Up! Australia is conducted in 10 week terms to learn a new cultural dance. Classes are free and will run online during Victorian…...

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SMRC delivering services during COVID-19

STAGE 4 is now in operation The Victorian Government is directing all Victorians to stay at home, restricting sporting, cultural, recreational and commercial activities to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The message is clear, if you can stay home, you must stay home. On the advice of the…...

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MEDIA RELEASE – Dance Up! Australia

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 MEDIA RELEASE Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre (SMRC) is delighted to announce funding for an innovative initiative called Dance Up! Australia – designed to engage with newly arrived migrants and refugees and women to participate in physical activity through the learning and sharing of various cultural…...

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