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In 1985, the Blacktown Migrant Resource Centre was established to help new arrivals to the Blacktown area. Back then, a handful of staff in a small office in Blacktown offered practical assistance and services to migrants, humanitarian entrants and refugees who were settling into Australia, in particular to those people in critical need.
Learn how SydWest has helped one refugee family from Sri Lanka.
On Tuesday 17 November, SydWest Multicultural Services celebrated 30 years in western Sydney, with VIPS, including politicians, community leaders, the SydWest Board, staff and clients taking part in the birthday celebrations.
The Blacktown community is invited to take off their shoes and unite to bowl over mental health stigma at a FREE community event at Blacktown City Bowling Club on Friday 2 October.
SydWest Multicultural Services’ generalist Caseworker, Abulla Agwa, was awarded the 2015 Pride of Australia Fair Go Medal at an award ceremony last night, for his invaluable contribution to the community and his tireless work with refugees.
(10am to 1.00pm Wednesday 25 March, Bowman Hall Blacktown)
On Wednesday 25 March, Blacktown’s rich cultural diversity will be on show as the community unites to celebrate Harmony Day.
(10am to 12.30pm Tuesday 24 February, Village Green Blacktown)
On Tuesday 24 February, Northern Settlement Services (NSS) will host a ‘day of action’ simultaneously with other Migrant Resource Centres and Multicultural Services across NSW.
2015 will see SydWest Multicultural Services holding a number of major events designed to celebrate the many multicultural individuals and groups within the communities and to showcase their efforts, talents and stories.