refugee and migrant support at the NJC
Artwork: unknown artist, Fitzroy

Settling into life in Australia

Arriving in a new country is always challenging.

It can be hard to know how to go about getting a driver's licence, how the school system works, where to find a doctor, even how to understand electricity bills or how to sign up for internet services.

Thankfully, the Neighbourhood Justice Centre can help.

If you have been living in Australia for less than five years, we can help you settle into live in the City of Yarra.

We can help you with:

  • Housing
  • Jobs and education
  • Centrelink
  • Health services
  • Citizenship
  • Referrals to migration services
  • Material aid
  • Volunteer support

Life skills and other programs

We also assist community groups to develop programs, including programs such as:

  • Learn to drive
  • Leadership skills
  • Health and well-being.

Support services are free and easy to organise. Call the NJC on 9948 8777 or drop in. We'll organise our refugee and migrant workers to talk to you.

About our services providers

This service is provided by the MiCare New Hope Foundation (External link), which helps people from a non-Australian backgrounds.