Multicultural Services
Youth Services

Supporting newly arrived young people.

Starting life in a new place - young people can get the support they need to build their lives in our communities, especially those who have just arrived.

Youth services

Making settling in easier.

Being young doesn’t make a big change any easier. 

If you or someone you care for is newly arrived and under 18, we have a range of programs to help you connect with others and access the services you need in your new community. 

Newly Arrived Youth Specialist Service (NAYSS)

Newly Arrived Youth Specialist Service (NAYSS) assists young people to stay connected with family, work, education, training and their local community.

Through NAYSS, you can access:

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for NAYSS if you are aged between 12 and 21, and have been in Australia for 5 years or less. 

You must also be categorised as one of the following:

For more information, please call (03) 5831 6157.

Communities for Children Cultural Connections Plus Program

The Communities for Children Cultural Connections Plus Program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of families and the development of young children from birth through to 12 years of age. 

Coming alongside culturally and linguistically diverse families, we’re here to help navigate the transition from kindergarten to primary school. 

Families can also receive assistance in understanding their new culture with our Parenting in a New Culture Program, or receive support through a trauma informed playgroup focusing on improving relationships.

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Get in touch

We’re here for you.

Feel supported for the season ahead. If you or someone you know is newly arrived, we’re here to help.

Call us on
(03) 5831 6157