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ACOSS Conference - 17-18 November 2016

17-Nov-2016 - Each year hundreds of representatives from civil society gather at the ACOSS Conference to engage in a meeting of minds. The ACOSS National Co..

National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016 - 3-4 November

03-Nov-2016 - This national event is an outcome of an innovative partnership between Settlement Services International (SSI) and the Federati..

Longitudinal Data Conference 2016

25-Oct-2016 - The National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) is convening the Longitudinal Data C..

National Youth Settlement Framework Training Upcoming Dates

24-Oct-2016 - State / Territory Dates and Locations The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), in partnership with the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network..

Call for Mentors to help young refugees in Whittlesea and Hume

16-Sep-2016 - The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s ReSource Youth Program works with young people of refugee, migrant and asylum seeker backgrounds in the H..

Scanlon Foundation’s Annual Community Grants Round 2016 Now Open!

01-Aug-2016 - The Scanlon Foundation’s annual community grants round 2016 will focus on 18 local government areas, with the purpose of funding projects th..

SCOA Sports and Settlement Discussion Paper

We are pleased to share with this discussion paper on “Sports and Settlement”. This..

The SCOA office has moved.  Our Sydney office is now closed.  Our new premises are located at Suite 3a, 32 Thesiger Court, Deakin ACT.  During our transition period please email us your enquires - contacts.

Welcome to the Settlement Council of Australia

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) is the national peak body for settlement. We represent settlement agencies across Australia providing direct services to people of refugee and migrant background. Our goal is to help ensure the best possible settlement outcomes for migrants and refugees settling in Australia. 

SCOA operates as a network of settlement service providers. Our aim is to bring settlement service providers together at a national level to create a cohesive voice to improve collaborative strategic planning processes. 

On this website you will find a wealth of resources developed by SCOA and those in the settlement sector. Search for opportunites which individuals and organisations can be involved in, seek out submissions and discussion papers developed by SCOA, and find events in your region. All policy papers developed by SCOA can be found on this site, along with current and archived editions of the Settlement News- SCOA's bi-monthly newsletter. On the links page, you will find links through to many varied resources within the settlement sector.





Thank you to all who attended the Triennial and International Conference of the Settlement Council of Australia in Melbourne 5-7th May 2016.  Close to 600 delegates attended over the three days.  Your presence and active participation helped to make this conference a great success!

Thank you to the dynamic speakers who shared their experiences and knowledge allowing for a comprehensive and balanced program.

A special thanks to the conference sponsors, without your resources the event would not have been such a success. 

A final thank you to all conference organisers whose time and expertise over the last year were invaluable.

Check out interviews with speakers and delegates conducted over the three days by SBS Radio:

Settlement Council of Australia

National Anti-Racism Strategy and the Racism. It Stops With Me Campaign

SCOA is pleased to be an ongoing supporter of the Racism.ItStopsWithMe campaign.

An initiative of the National Anti-Racism Strategy that aims to empower individuals & organisations to prevent & respond effectively to racism in Australia. Follow on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe


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