Settlement & Community

MRC Tas Settlement and Community Services work to build the confidence and capacity of clients to participate socially and economically in Tasmanian life and independently access mainstream services. Our services include weekly drop-in support, community development, youth, migration support, employment assistance and driving support.


Our Case Managers assist individuals, families and communities to achieve their settlement goals, including access to information and services, advocacy and support.

The Youth Program works with young people aged 15 to 25, providing case management, advocacy and support. We also work with schools and other youth organisations. Visit www.myt.org.au to learn more about our Multicultural Youth Tasmania program.

Our Case Managers and volunteers provide one-on-one assistance to individuals and families at our weekly drop-in services. No appointments are necessary and interpreters are available if needed.

Monday Drop-in
Topics include: learning to drive, form support, housing, medical, citizenship, legal issues, education, employment, and migration.


Click here to download the Monday Drop-in Flyer


Youth Drop-in (for young people aged up to 25 years) – Wednesday afternoons from 3pm – 5:30pm

Topics include: help with homework, learning english, information on learning to drive, form support etc.


Click here to download the Youth Drop-in Flyer

 

Digi Drop-in (Fridays during school term)

Learn about using computers at Digi Drop-in. This class will run each school term. No appointment needed! Interpreters can be arranged on request. Learn about:

  • How to use email, MyGov, Centrelink accounts
  • Online searches for housing, jobs, and services
  • Explore tools for learning and daily life

For more information contact Clarissa on 6221 0999 or email settlement@mrctas.org.au. For an interpreter (TIS) call 131 450

We work with new and emerging community groups to increase participation in the Tasmanian community. Some activities include:

  • Information sessions on a variety of topics such as starting your own business, community associations, grant writing and migration.
  • Regular community dinners held at MRC Tas. These dinners aim to connect newly arrived and established community members and celebrate our diversity. It’s a great chance to try food from other cultures and meet people in your local community. Visit our events calendar to find out when the next dinner is being held.
  • We are currently testing the viability of a Food Social Enterprise. Click here to read about phase 1 of the project.
  • Collaborating and partnering with other organisations to offer opportunities for clients to get involved in the local community (such as sport and recreational activities and art and craft activities) Learn more about collaborating and partnering with MRC Tas here.
The Learner Driver Mentor program supports people to prepare for their test to gain their Provisional (P) licence. A dedicated group of volunteer driver mentors take clients for practice driving lessons in a dual-controlled automatic car. This program also conducts workshops for people wanting to get a better understanding of Tasmanian road rules so they can apply for their Learner’s licence.

If you would like to find out more information about the Driving Program please email driving@mrctas.org.au

If you are interested in volunteering as a driver mentor, please email volunteers@mrctas.org.au

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