Wimmera Development Association's Settlement Services assist individuals and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds to settle into life in the Hindmarsh, Horsham, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack shires. We provide clients with settlement-related information, advice, advocacy, and assistance to access mainstream and other relevant services. Our aim is to support clients to become independent and self-reliant and able to participate in Australian society as soon as possible.
Services are delivered in accordance with a needs-based approach and will align with the 10 priority areas identified in the National Settlement Framework (385kb PDF).
People who are eligible for individual case-work support are
- Permanent residents with low level of English proficiency who arrived in Australia during the past five years as:
- Selected temporary residents (Prospective Marriage, Provisional Partner visa holders and their dependents) in rural and regional areas who have arrived in the past five years and who have low English proficiency; or
- Dependents of selected temporary residents (Provisional Skilled, Provisional Business or Investment) in rural and regional areas who have arrived in the past five years and who have low English proficiency.
The program is supported through the Federal Government's Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) - Client services provides clients with settlement-related information, advice, advocacy, and assistance to access mainstream and other relevant services.
If you need help with migrating to Australia, contact an approved Migration Agent.
For more information about WDA's Settlement Services contact Sara Barron on 0418 964 050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org