FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTs
What can we help you with?
Southern Communities Advocacy Legal Education Service Inc. (SCALES)
SCALES provides free legal advice, information and representation to low income people living in the Kwinana and Rockingham areas. SCALES also provides a state wide service in the area of immigration. SCALES deals with clients predominantly in the following areas:
public housing and tenancy;
immigration and refugee law;
criminal injuries compensation,
equal opportunity claims,
consumer, contract, debt and civil law.
Community language school - the Office of Multicultural Interests
The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) provides support to eligible not-for-profit community organisations to teach languages other than English for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 out of school hours.
Phone: (08) 6552 1603
Refer to the Community Language School FAQs for general information about funding, such as eligibility requirements, what applications can be supported, and how to apply.
Translation and Interpretation
Translated versions are available in:
Emergency relief support for people on temporary visas. One -off cash payment only.
Applications ONLY through www.redcross.org.au/emergencyrelief
Those who require assistance can seek Red Cross support through:
Drop into Asylum Seeker Hub (1 Thorogood Street, Burswood) on Tuesdays between 2-5pm
Red Cross Hub (110 Goderich Street, East Perth) on Thursdays 9-11am, best if appointment is made in advance via 08 9225 8888
Multicultural Services Centre WA
Rent and bill payments
Complete online application:
Riverview Community Services
Rent, bill payments, medical
Call (08) 9416 0000
St Vincent de Paul
Bill payments, rent, and supermarket vouchers. Support will be provided after a visit by a member of the local SVDP conference
Call 1300 794 054 on Monday to Friday between 9am – 1pm
St Vincent de Paul Migrant and Refugee Committee
Rent, bill payments, supermarket vouchers
Phone Call Centre on 1300 794 054 weekdays 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Jacaranda Community Centre
Rent, bill payments, supermarket vouchers
Call 94774346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniting Care West
Bill payments, food, medication
Client to call on 9220 1255
We understand that this has been a challenging time for our students whose plans have been disrupted, and many with family or friends who have been impacted by COVID-19.
We encourage you to seek help if you are feeling uneasy or have concerns. Seeking help will not affect your enrolment or your visa.
Below are some helpful resources:
Lifeline | Phone 13 11 14
Department of Health | Head to Health
One Door Mental Health | Emotional Support in Mandarin and English
Headspace Australia | COVID-19 Support
Headspace App | COVID-19 Resources
Beyond Blue | National Help Lines and Websites
Beyond Blue | Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Embrace Mental Health | Multicultural Mental Health Site (many languages available)
Ask Izzy | COVID-19 Support Resource
Physical and Social health
Insider Guides | OSHC provider responses
Insider Guides | Self-isolating in a share house
Insider Guides | Seeing friends when you can’t leave the house
Insider Guides | Maintaining a healthy diet during COVID-19
Migration WA - Settlement information
This section provides information to assist skilled migrants in establishing their life in Western Australia.
It includes information on:
moving to Western Australia;
children and education;
transport and services;
sport and recreation;
useful information; and
For any of our services, contact us on +61 8 9224 6540 or click on the corresponding icon below.
Our Overseas Qualifications Unit can provide you with a comparative assessment of your post-secondary qualifications such as:
completed formal higher education
formal technical and vocational studies
(Certificate IV and above).
Western Australian Migration Services can help you with:
regional certification advice for the Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa; and
State nomination for permanent skilled nominated and temporary
skilled nominated visas.
There are a number of questions surrounding visas at the moment, particularly as some people are unable to return to their home countries. For up to date information regarding visas, please visit the Home Affairs website. We have answered a number of FAQ’s below related to visas.
Suite 3, St Nicholas Community Centre14 Council Avenue
(PO Box 542, ROCKINGHAM WA 6968)
ROCKINGHAM WA 6168
T: 08 95500 400
F: 08 9527 4802
You can also drop in and see us at: Migration Services
Department of Training and Workforce
Prospect PlaceWest Perth WA 6005