News & Media

A statement on Human Rights and Marriage Equality

At Spectrum, we believe in the right of people to feel at home in Australia. All our work is founded on a fundamental belief in human rights and justice. The marriage equality plebiscite currently being conducted in Australia is an opportunity to recognise and affirm the human rights of all couples to have their relationships […]

September 22, 2017

Vale John Allin

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a friend of Spectrum.  John Allin contributed generously to the storytelling of Spectrum its people and programs, most recently for the Spectrum 2016 Annual Report. John was a patient, considered and kind human who wrote with warmth and empathy, finding satisfaction in contributing to […]

August 24, 2017

Spectrum evolves and readies for revolution

As a leading provider of culturally and linguistically diverse services, Spectrum has a many decades long history of embracing new challenges and opportunities. Spectrum acknowledges seismic shifts shuddering disruption into the disability, aged and settlement sectors, and is readying for both evolution and revolution. One of Spectrum’s six core values is “Create Tomorrow”, and so […]

August 14, 2017

Spectrum goes nimble with hub, satellite & mobile approach

Spectrum is embracing nimble in their approach to service delivery across Melbourne with the announcement of a 2nd satellite office in Northcote, coming online, on Tuesday 15th August. Spectrum just recently completed a significant move, consolidating its head office in the freshly custom renovated 5th floor of the Hume City Hub. Spectrum also continues to […]

August 11, 2017

Hope thrives here.

From my desk I can see down the corridor to the new Spectrum reception on Level 5, in the Hume City Hub.  It is bright yellow, warm and welcoming.  There are people quietly, politely conversing amongst themselves while settling onto chairs, comfortable couches and vibrant cushions.  There is worry in their eyes, but patience prevails. […]

August 9, 2017

Young and old celebrate multiculturalism at Western Bulldogs AFL game

Spectrum and Foundation House in Sunshine took 17 newly arrived refugees to attend the AFL’s annual multicultural round at Etihad stadium on Sunday, 30th July 2017 7 seniors from the Myanmar Sunshine Seniors group and ten young people from Iraq, Eritrea, Vietnam, Myanmar and Iran attended round 19 to barrack on local heroes of the Western […]

August 1, 2017

Spectrum continues humanitarian work

HSP Contract announcement by Sen. Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs. Spectrum is pleased to announce that, working in collaboration with AMES Australia, it has been appointed to provide the Commonwealth Government’s Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) in the North Eastern Region of Metropolitan Melbourne and looks forward to continuing this […]

July 27, 2017


Home-words Video Clip by Trixie Pavey, Spectrum, Youth Settlement On Tuesday 20th June we held a youth-led event for World Refugee Day. The event was the culmination of projects facilitated throughout term 1 and 2 with newly arrived young people studying English at Melbourne Polytechnic. While Spectrum led these projects, we couldn’t have done it […]

July 7, 2017

moving home

Spectrum is consolidating our offices.  Today is Move Day for our Dallas team.     From Monday 10th of July, our Dallas based staff are at our new offices on Level 5 of the Hume City Hub, the current site at 61 Riggall St, Dallas. On Monday 24th of July, our Preston based staff will […]

July 7, 2017

creating space for empowerment

Empowerment of women happens when we come together to make safe spaces, physically, mentally and emotionally, for women to choose their path for themselves. Change can be bold, and it can be nuanced.  It happens in every conversation, in every move.   Creating space for self-determination, and success, by the measure of your choosing, is the […]

March 7, 2017