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 groups’ culture and interests.

Who the support groups are for

Settlement 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 groups 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 Women’s Group
This group meets in our Sunshine office every Friday, 10.30 am – 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 – 3.30 pm.

For more information call 03 9496 0200.

More information

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


Level 5, 61 Riggall Street
Dallas VIC 3047
(Reception is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)

Please note that all correspondence for the Dallas Office is to be directed to:
Spectrum - PO Box 101, Dallas VIC 3047
Tel: (03) 9977 9000
Fax: (03) 9302 4048 or (03) 9484 7942


163 Harvester Road
Sunshine VIC 3020
(Reception is open from 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday)
Tel: (03) 9300 8600
Fax: (03) 9300 8650

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