The Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) is an independent, non-government, leading settlement agency servicing all of South Australia. The AMRC’s purpose is to support the effective settlement and participation of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, particularly those who are new arrivals to South Australia. Using a community development approach, the AMRC supports new arrivals to contribute effectively to South Australia’s society, culture, economy and environment.
Since its establishment in 1979, the AMRC has worked with many migrant and refugee settlement groups, helping them to adjust to their new homeland, become self-reliant and develop linkages with the broader community and their local ethnic communities.
The AMRC’s vision is of equality of access, opportunity and participation for all South Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds. The AMRC believes that its client groups have a fundamental right to respect, privacy and safety; equality of opportunity and independence through community and workforce participation; and cultural expression.
The AMRC is committed to achieving the best settlement outcomes for its client groups by developing, maintaining and enhancing partnerships with all spheres of government, other service providers, communities and the private sector, and by advocating on behalf of its client groups and representing their interests to all levels of government.
The AMRC contributes to the development of public policy on settlement and migration matters and to mainstream public policy and service planning that affects health, wellbeing, access, equity and socioeconomic inclusion for Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The AMRC has a number of local migrant resource centres in several metropolitan and regional locations providing settlement and other allied services to new and establishing communities and supporting community cultural diversity, development and harmony.
The AMRC is a Service Excellence Organisation and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).