ACMRO (Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee office)

ACMRO was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference on July 1, 1995.
Its mission is:

  • To advise and serve the Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference at both a National and International level on Migrant and Refugee issues.
  • To act as an official Church voice to Migrants and Refugees.
  • To act as a channel of communication between Diocesan Offices and the Bishops' Conference.
  • To make appropriate representation to Government and other bodies on matters relating to Migrants and Refugees

National Director: Fr Maurizio Pettená CS

Address: Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office
2nd Floor Favier House
51 Cooyong Street,  Braddon ACT 2612
GPO Box 2720, Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6201 9848
Fax: (02) 6247 7466
Email: or


Australian Refugee Association Inc (ARA)

ARA provides advice, assistance, advocacy, and practical support in areas of settlement, migration, employment, community education, and policy development.

Address: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale, South Australia
Phone: 08 8354 2951
Fax: 08 8354 2953

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)

FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australia from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Address: FECCA House
1/4 Phipps Close, Deacon, ACT, Australia
Phone: 02 6282 5755
Fax: 02 6282 5734

Multicultural SA

Multicultural SA is the agency responsible for advising the Government on all matters relating to multicultural and ethnic affairs in SA.

Address: 24 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 08 8226 1944
1800 063 535
Fax: 08 8226 1955

Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC)

ITC forms part of Multicultural SA providing comprehensive, high quality and efficient, confidential, and professional interpreting and translating services.

Address: 24 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 1800 280 203
Fax: 08 8226 1992

Migrant Resource Centre of SA (MRCSA)

MRCSA is the principal community settlement services agency for migrants and refugees in South Australia

Address: 59 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 08 8217 9500
Fax: 08 8217 9555

Multicultural Communities Council of SA Inc (MCCSA)

MCCSA is the peak organisation representing ethnic community interests in South Australia

Address: 113 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 08 8410 0300
Fax: 08 8410 0311

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

The department’s key objectives are to manage the lawful and orderly entry and stay of people in Australia. It also promotes a society which values Australian citizenship, appreciates cultural diversity and enables migrants to participate equitably.

Address: Level 3, 55 Currie Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 131 880
Fax: 08 8237 6699

English Language Services (ELS)

ELS are the largest and best equipped English language centre in South Australia. It is a South Australian Government organisation and part of the Adelaide Institute of TAFE.

Address: Rundle Mall Campus, 5th Floor, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 08 8226 6555
Fax: 08 8226 6882

LM Training Specialists Pty Ltd

LMI Training Specialists offer a range of free services for migrants including English language classes, settlement assistance, free childcare (AMEP clients only), employment assistance, and basic computer training.

Address: Level 1, Da Costa Building
38 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: 08 8223 5989
Fax: 08 8223 5998

Migrant Mental Health Association (MMHA)

MMHA are concerned with the mental health and well being of Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Address: Building 52B, Cumberland Campus
5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta, New South Wales
Phone: 02 9840 3333
Fax: 02 9840 3388

Multicultural Aged Care SA (MACSA)

MACSA aims to promote the rights of older people, assist, and support ethnic communities, assist service providers to gain knowledge, understanding, and skills to deliver culturally inclusive services.

Address: 72 Gibson Street, Bowden, South Australia
Phone: 08 8241 9900