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We call on the Federal Government to help the people of Afghanistan

As an employer and support network of many Afghan migrants, and a supporter and advocate of people’s rights, we find the news of Afghanistan falling to Taliban control particularly distressing. We have already seen and heard so much in the short time since this occurred. We also know that the…...

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COVID-19 Lockdown Update (27/05/2021)

As of tonight (27/05/21) from 11:59 pm, Victoria will be under a 7-day “Circuit Breaker” Lockdown. This means that for 7 days until 11:59pm on June 3, People in Victoria may only leave the home for one of 5 reasons: Care and caregiving, exercise (maximum 2 hours), essential work, buying…...

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COVID-19 Lockdown Update (17/02/2021)

As of tonight (17/02/21) from 11:59 pm, Victoria will no longer be under Stage-4 lockdown. This means that the four reasons for leaving home are no longer in effect and you will now be able to move around freely. However, you may only have up to 5 visitors in your…...

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COVID-19 Lockdown Update (12/02/2021)

As of Friday the 12th of February 2021 (12/02/2021), from 11:59pm, Victoria will move to a Stage-4 Lockdown. From this time, SMRC will move to online services while SMRC Offices will be closed from 5:00pm tonight and will reopen until 9:00am Thursday 18th of February, 2021 (18/02/2021). For Victoria, residents…...

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Updated COVID-19 restrictions (04/02/2021)

As of Wednesday the 3rd of February 2021 (03/02/2021), from 11:59pm, the Victorian Government has introduced mandatory mask rules for all indoor environments. Private gatherings have also been limited to 15 people. Anyone who visited the following exposure sites at the specified times must be tested and isolate for 14…...

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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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