settlement support groups

a chance for newly arrived migrants to meet and socialise.

Our settlement support groups meet regularly to socialise, practise conversational English and get information about topics such as health, education, public transport, housing and financial education.

The groups are run by experienced and bilingual Spectrum staff, who invite guest speakers and organise activities that reflect the groupsā€™ culture and interests.

Who the support groups are for

SettlementĀ support group services are for people who have been in Australia for five years or less, are permanent residents who came to Australia on Humanitarian/Refugee visas or as Family Stream migrants, and have low levels of English proficiency.

Our current support groups

The number of settlement support groupsĀ that we look after changes depending on the needs of the communities. At the moment we facilitate the following groups:

Talk Time

This group meets every Tuesday in our Sunshine Office, 10.00am -12.00.

Farsi/Dari-Speaking Womenā€™s Group
This group meets in our Sunshine office every Friday, 10.30 am ā€“ 12.30 pm.

For more information, call 03 9300 8600.

Chinese Support Group

This group meets in our Preston office every second Friday, 1.30 ā€“ 3.30 pm.

For more information call 03 9496 0200.

More information

For information about our settlement support groups, please check the SpectrumĀ calendar.


Level 5, 61 Riggall Street
Dallas VIC 3047
Open 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday

Please note: all correspondence for the Dallas office is to be directed to:
Spectrum - PO Box 101, Dallas VIC 3047
Tel: (03) 9977 9000


163 Harvester Road
Sunshine VIC 3020
Open 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday to Friday
Tel: (03) 9300 8600

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