Advance Diversity Services Settlement Services Program (SSP) provides a range of settlement support services for newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants, living in St George and Sutherland areas, so they become self-reliant and participate equitably in Australian society.
Advance Diversity Services is a central focal point in the region addressing their settlement needs. Services we provide: Case work services for one-to-one support to individuals offering advice, information and referral on social security/ Centrelink, housing, employment and training, family support, taxation, recreational activities and others. Case work services provided from our Rockdale office as well as outreach outlets.
Please call (02) 9597 5455 to make an appointment.
Hurstville City Library – Map (Every Thursday 1pm to 4.30pm) – English/Chinese Queens Rd, Hurstville NSW 2220 MTC Australia
Hurstville – Map (Every Thursday 10am to 12pm) – English/Chinese First Floor, 4-8 Woodville St, Hurstville, NSW, 2220 MTC Australia
Rockdale – Map (Every Monday and Wednesday 10am to 12pm) – English/Arabic/Chinese 81 Railway St, Rockdale, NSW, 2216
Information sessions and training workshops for new arrivals to strengthen their skills and increase their knowledge of services and systems in Australia; thus maximize their access to the social economic opportunities available in the Australian community.
Support networks for local migrant and refugees communities to enable them to build community support and satisfy cultural, educational and social needs.
Community capacity building activities to support and encourage representation from local community members/leaders to advocate for positive changes. Current groups include Arabic Reference group, Bangladeshi Reference Group, Nepalese Reference Group, South Asian Women’s Committee
Community development activities such as gardening, arts and crafts, recreational outing, cooking, sports and other cultural festival events promoting cross cultural awareness and social inclusion.
Advocacy: Stakeholder engagement at various forums and inter-agencies, including opportunity to engage at a policy level where opportunities arise. ADS convenes the monthly St George Multicultural Network and Chinese Services Network where service providers meet to network on multicultural service provision.
This program is jointly funded by the Australian Government under the Settlement Services Program funding and other organisations.
Migrant Information Day is an annual event that celebrates the cultural diversity of the St George area and provides important information about government and non-government services to newly arrived migrants in the region.