Migrant and refugee services

Maroondah City Council is home to a culturally diverse community and has been a refugee welcome zone since March 2013. 

What is a Refugee Welcome Zone?

A Refugee Welcome Zone is a Local Government Area that has made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.

Activities and events

Council is involved in various activities and events to assist refugee communities, including:

  • Harmony Day and Refugee Week activities.
  • Maternal Child Health Nurses run regular information sessions for refugee parents on sourcing and cooking healthy food for their children.
  • Maternal Child Health sessions for refugee families are run with interpreters two to three times a month.
  • Catch up immunisation sessions are offered to refugee families.
  • Cultural awareness training is offered to Council staff.
  • Involvement on Emergency Management committees to assist with engaging refugee communities.
  • Council participate in various networks involving refugee health, refugee youth, employment and general settlement issues.

Maroondah Migrant and Refugee Handbook

Maroondah Migrant and Refugee Handbook(PDF, 2MB)

Maroondah Migrant and Refugee Handbook(DOCX, 80KB)

Further information