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Support migrants and refugees to achieve their goals and aspirations

All donations over $2 tax deductiable

Help migrants and refugees build safe, secure, healthy and independent lives in Australia

Established by migrants and refugees unable to obtain the support needed from mainstream services, the Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre (SMRC) has delivered services to communities in Melbourne’s southeast for the past 30 years.

SMRC currently delivers 31 funded programs offering migrant and refugee support services in 15 locations across five municipalities in southeast Melbourne.

Your donation will help people to improve their English, create important social connections, access employment, and get schooling support.

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Questions about your donation

  • Your donation will contribute to SMRC programs that are designed to support newly arrived migrants and refugees to settle into Australia. Your donations mean SMRC can deliver services that are most in need and that meet the highest demand.

  • Yes. Donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia. You will receive a receipt with your name which you can claim a tax deduction on your tax return that year.

  • Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre is a registered charity. This means that we are endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR), and donating over $2 will likely reduce your overall taxable income. You can also claim a tax deduction on your tax return for that year for your donation if you keep proof in the form of a receipt.

  • SMRC uses Stripe to securely process your donation. If you opt-in to receive marketing materials from us, we may also use this information to contact you. You can opt-out or request changes to your information at any time by emailing or calling 03 9767 1900.

  • We are happy to answer any questions. Contact the team at or call 03 9767 1900, Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.

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