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Peak Bodies for Refugee, Migrant and Settlement Services

Do you work with migrants or refugees including people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds?

Whilst there are many organisations supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, this list of peak bodies could assist you when you need information, advocacy or referrals.

Settlement Council of Australia www.scoa.org.au
SCOA is the national peak body representing migrant and refugee settlement agencies across Australia. SCOA operates as a network of settlement service providers. The aim is to bring settlement service providers together in order to create cohesion amongst members, and improve collaborative and strategic planning processes for the settlement sector.
Refugee Council of Australia www.refugeecouncil.org.au
RCOA’s work is centered around five key areas: policy, support for refugees, support for its members, community education and administration.
Migration Council of Australia www.migrationcouncil.org.au
This is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit body established to enhance the productive benefits of Australia’s migration and humanitarian programs. MCA brings together corporate Australia and the community sector to provide a national voice to advocate for effective settlement and migration programs.
Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network www.myan.org.au
The MYAN is Australia’s peak body on multicultural youth issues – Australia’s only national voice representing the needs and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
The Ethnic Communities Council of Qld www.eccq.com.au
The Ethnic Communities Council provides a combination of targeted advocacy, representative and consultative functions, and service development and delivery.


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