Expressions of interest – Board Member

The Migrant Resource Centre Southern Tasmania – trading as Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) has been helping migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees to settle comfortably in Tasmania since 1979. We have offices located in Glenorchy and Launceston. MRC Tasmania offers a wide range of services to people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Our services include support for older …

Mother’s Circle Project

Is living in Australia still fairly new to you? Are you a mother from a culturally and linguistically diverse background with teenage children? Do you find it sometimes difficult to connect with them? The Mother’s Circle is a project to support women who are experiencing challenges with their children or teenagers. If you are interested in signing up please fill …

Ghormeh Sabzi Recipe – Refugee Week 2019

To celebrate Refugee Week 2019 (16 - 22 June), MRC Tas Catering Participant Zahra has kindly shared a favourite recipe of hers - a Persian specialty! “Ghormeh Sabzi is a family favourite, we cook it together in the kitchen for big family occasions. The market day I did with MRC Tas last year was one of the best days since ...

Launch of MRC Tas Catering

Connecting Community and Food 08/05/2019 Tasmania’s popular food scene is receiving a dash of vibrance and culture with the launch of MRC Tas Catering; a social enterprise project by Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) that provides practical kitchen skills and workplace experience to multicultural Tasmanian community members seeking work in the hospitality industry. The project, which is funded by ...

Support available to those affected by the Christchurch terror attack

The recent terror attack in Christchurch is difficult for many of us. Feeling upset by such events is in the nature of being human, it is entirely normal, and part of being a compassionate person. For some, the distress may reach uncomfortable levels, may involve overwhelming emotions of anger, sadness and/or fear, and may even begin to affect our basic …

Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)

Are you interested in supporting older people who would benefit from companionship and social support? Do you have an interest in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds? Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) is looking for volunteers in the Greater Hobart area to meet with older people at least once a fortnight for companionship and support, including with ...

Community ‘taste the world’ during Seniors Week

Community members from many different backgrounds came together at the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) office in Glenorchy during Seniors Week to enjoy a ‘Taste the Word’ cultural feast. The event provided an opportunity for MRC Tas Aged Care clients to enjoy a fun and social event, as well as a chance for the wider community to learn about and embrace ...

Inspire Tasmania – Showcasing diversity in Arts

“If we had even the faintest of doubts whether our art would be accepted in Tasmania, it vanished when we became a part of Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania’s Inspire program. Not only did we get to showcase Indian dance forms across various platforms and events, we also received love, encouragement and complete support. Everywhere that we have performed, spoken on radio ...

Expressing solidarity with, and support for, the victims of torture

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world. Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania’s Phoenix Centre observes this day annually to acknowledge the survivors of torture and trauma. This year the Phoenix Centre’s Suicide Prevention Program ...

Refugee Week 2018 – What are our clients passionate about?

Refugee Week celebrates the valuable contribution refugees make to Australian society. To highlight Refugee Week 2018 we asked some of our clients to share their passion with us. “My passion is about three things; gardening plants, parks, wildlife and animals. Also, I like teaching people, it is one thing I’m most passionate about, besides learning what I’ve learnt, it’s actually ...