Over the past decade, regional development has resulted in increased settlement of new arrivals in regional South Australia, with regional MRCs and their networks providing support for sustainable settlement and employment of families across the Limestone Coast, the Murraylands and the Riverland. The Regional Multicultural Communities Council consists of a network of MRCs and other local regional forums. Together we identify, and initiate, resettlement, job opportunities and social participation in South Australian regional areas.
Northern Area MRC
The Northern Area MRC is a multipurpose centre servicing newly arrived humanitarian entrants and other migrants residing in the Salisbury, Playford and Tea Tree Gully council districts. Its focus is on community capacity building, assisting the reception and participation of new arrivals through collaboration with a diversity of stakeholders.
The Murraylands MRC provides settlement services across several local government areas from its main office in Murray Bridge and its outreach office in Renmark, with a focus on broad community capacity building, partnerships and ongoing engagement with local communities.
Bordertown MRC assists integration and a sense of belonging among new settlers in Tatiara, most of whom work in JBS Meatworks.
Mount Gambier MRC
Mount Gambier MRC provides a broad range of services, including settlement services, community engagement and development programs and youth activities. Mount Gambier MRC has recently expanded its services to accommodate the growing numbers of Burmese and Congolese refugees resettling in the area through the Humanitarian Settlement Program, SETS and other local programs.
Naracoorte MRC responds to a number of settlement needs of client groups and initiates community engagement activities and events to enhance engagement between the general community and new settlers.