Humanitarian Settlement Program provide essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants

Refugee Support

The Humanitarian Settlement Program provides essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants. Learn more

IgniteAbility

IgniteAbility Small Business Start-ups is a pilot program established to facilitate business creation for people with disability. Learn More:

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Multilingual Hub

The Multilingual Disability Hub is a national multilingual hotline and website that provides relevant and easily accessible information about disability and NDIS in your language. Visit us

SSI Employment

Employment is integral for newly arrived refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and for other vulnerable people in our community. Learn more

Mosaic Gala

Join us in November for SSI’s annual Mosaic Gala, featuring keynote speaker Anh Do, and support Refugee Scholarships and Ignite® Small Business Start-ups.Learn more

Success stories

Refugee turned citizen feels privileged to have a say

Paz Roman smiling to camera.At 17, Paz Roman was nominated as Young Australian of the Year, mostly for her volunteer work. Ironically, she wasn’t an Australian. She came here from Chile as a refugee with her family when she was just a baby, and despite living in Australia since then, she struggled with the idea of becoming a citizen.  

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Quality services and support

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

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.