Hear our voices – A women’s gathering

Hear Our Voices - a Women's Gathering was held earlier this month, where women from different multicultural background within the local community joined together in a safe space to share stories, music, dance and food at the Moonah Arts Centre in Hobart. The day unfolded with a welcome to country, sharing of stories, informal workshop discussions which allowed women to explore topics ...

Bringing unique flavours to Hobart

During May 2018, MRC Tas held three market stalls and a showcase event to test the viability of a Food Social Enterprise. MRC Tas supported local migrants to sell their traditional cuisine at Hobart's Farm Gate Market. Dishes on offer included: Bolani, a potato, leek and chilli stuffed fried flatbread, which is as delicious as it sounds, and a perfect ...

Volunteer Week 2018 – Meet our amazing volunteers!

The hard work and dedication of MRC Tas volunteers helps to create a better life for many new members of our community, and fosters a positive and welcoming community spirit. A huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, both past and present! To learn more about volunteering with MRC Tas, please visit our website atwww.mrctas.org.au/volunteer or call 6221 0999. During …

MY Swim to Sport

Encouraging participation of Multicultural Youth in local water-sports Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) is encouraging multicultural youth to get active in the water and build lasting links with local sporting clubs in Hobart through its new program MY (Multicultural Youth) Swim to Sport, as part of its Multicultural Youth Tasmania (MYT) services. Sally Thompson, MYT Team Leader said swimming …

Upcoming Harmony Week – Events and Activities

Harmony Week is just around the corner (18-25th March), and there are lots of fun events and activities coming up! To see the full list of events happening around the state, visit the Harmony Week website: Events in Hobart: 18/03 Hobart Baptist Church “Stronger Together, everyone belongs”  19/03 11am-1pm Glenorchy LINC “Meet the Community”  20/02 11am – 3pm Glenorchy LINC “Multicultural Storytime”  …

Youth give their say on employment in Tasmania

MYAN Australia is preparing a policy paper that will provide a national overview of youth employment, with a specific focus on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. To ensure the voices of Tasmanian multicultural youth are represented in the paper, MYAN Tasmania, a program of MRC Tas, held a Youth employment consultation with 25 young people during the Multicultural Youth Tasmania (MYT) weekly …

Bridging cultural gaps between generations

Congratulations to the Australian-Oromo Community of Tasmania, who have received a $3000 grant from the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Multicultural Communities Program. This grant will support the Oromo Community Language School and Holiday Excursions for Children program. Cultural events and language schools are important for more recently established communities, and are particularly significant for communities that have experienced dislocation from …

Bushy School Holidays

As part of the Youth team’s school holidays program, in early January two groups went on a day trip to Mount Field National Park to engage in a 2.5 hour bush-walking activity. A volunteer tour guide taught attendees about Tasmanian flora and fauna, the traditional custodians of the land, and natural remedies that came from the trees and shrubs in the area. …

Road Safety Campaign ‘Visiting Drivers’

As part of a new Road Safety Campaign ‘Visiting Drivers’, the Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) has information available for international tourists and new Tasmanians on a newly-created website. The information includes instructional videos, flyers and posters, and an integrated google map. MRC Tas collaborated with State Growth to help them achieve their road safety messages for people new to Tasmania. …

Housing Needed

    MRC Tas is in need of long term accommodation for our new families arriving in the north and south of the state via the Humanitarian Settlement Program. If you are a private landlord or an agent with rental properties available in Greater Hobart or Greater Launceston, please give our State Housing Officer Fran Jago a call on 0438 …