Success stories


"I will be feeling so happy with the jersey of Australia on me."

Arzhang Janipour, refugee from Iran


Providing quality services and support for vulnerable communities

Settlement Services International is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, accommodation, asylum seeker assistance and foster care in NSW. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.

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Refugee Enterprise Facilitation is supported by business people who lend their expertise to new entrepreneurs. Contact us to learn more.

  • Symposium to highlight innovation in services for new arrivals

    Access to timely and innovative services during their first years in Australia is critical to migrant and refugee families, ensuring a smoother transition to a new life here, a concept that will be explored at the upcoming Cultural Shift symposium. “It’s during the first few years of settlement that...

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  • Asylum seeker’s Olympic and academic dreams on hold

    Hamed Ghorbani is a high achiever in his chosen sport and academia and a prime example of the talent and dedication found in many new migrants and people seeking asylum in Australia. Hamed, 27, from Iran, is living in the community on a bridging visa and is provided support by Settlement Services...

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  • Sydney to Tehran: the AUSCO exchange program

    Refugees resettling in Australia should benefit from greater cohesion between on- and off-shore programs after Settlement Services International’s Yamamah Agha took part in the Australian Cultural Orientation (AUSCO) Exchange Program to Iran. Ms Agha, the Humanitarian Settlement Services Service...

    Read more: Sydney to Tehran: the AUSCO exchange program

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Volunteer with us

Every day our volunteers make a huge contribution to our services. Contact us about joining the program.

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Become a foster carer

Contact us if you are interested in providing a nurturing home for children in care and maintaining their cultural connections.

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