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Media Release: Celebrating Refugee Contributions in Western Sydney

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:39

People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to Refugee Week celebrations in Blacktown and Penrith during Refugee Week 2017, 18-24 June, 2017.

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Changes to Country of Origin Labelling for Food Introduced by Australian Government

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 13:07

For many years, Australians have been demanding changes to origin claims on food labels – to be clearer, more meaningful, accurate and easier to find.

The Australian Government is introducing new food labels to make it clearer where the products you buy are grown, produced, made or packed.Easy to understand labels will tell you at a glance where a product comes from, so you can make a clear and informed decision about the food you buy.

Most food produced, grown or made in Australia will have the kangaroo logo. Text and a bar chart will indicate the percentage of Australian ingredients.

Food that was packed in Australia will only feature a bar chart that shows the percentage of Australian ingredients. For imported foods, the label will clearly show the country of origin.

To see the new food labels, read the fact sheet or watch the animated information video, click the link below which will take you to information in a number of languages including;

English, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, and Hindi.


See what you’re getting.

SydWest Celebrate Volunteers with Special Event 9th May

Monday, 08 May 2017 16:06

SydWest Multicultural Services will be celebrating and recognising the valuable, dedicated contributions of our many volunteers at a special afternoon tea event to be held Tuesday 9th May, 2017 from 2pm at their offices in Blacktown.

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SydWest Multicultural Services Aged Care & Disabilities Services now in Penrith

Thursday, 27 April 2017 13:32

The Mayor of Penrith, Cr. John Thain will launch a new aged care and disability service for the Penrith and Nepean region at the Penrith Community Care Forum.


Media Release: CEO Wins Blacktown Woman of the Year 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017 15:40

At a special event hosted by Blacktown City Council this morning, Elfa Moraitakis, CEO of SydWest Multicultural Services was awarded 2017 Blacktown Woman of the Year.

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Media Release: Blacktown celebrates Harmony Day 2017

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:54

People of all ages and cultures were invited to celebrate Harmony Day in Blacktown on Tuesday 22 March at Bowman Hall.

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Staples Bag Pop Up Shop comes to SydWest Multicultural Services

The Staples Bag pop up shop visits SydWest's Blacktown head office, giving our local community the chance to save on their grocery items, every fortnight from 7 March, 2017.

This social enterprise initiative of Settlement Services International offers 70% savings off grocery and household items while also providing valuable work experience for job seekers. Keep an eye out for when the Staples Bag will be returning to Blacktown.

Checkout SydWest Activities Calendar for upcoming dates and times at Blacktown.

Join Job Club and get job ready!

SydWest Multicultural Services has launched Job Club, a service for refugees and humanitarian entrants to help them on their journey to employment.

Job Club provides specialised employment and training support to assist new arrivals living in the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s to help them prepare for the Australian workplace.

Our Employment Officer can assist you with things like resume writing and cover letters, how to prepare for job applications and how to impress at the next job interview. Guest speakers will also be on hand to provide expert tips on a range of topics from education pathways options, Australian workplace cultures and expectations to linking you with prospective employers.

Job Club is held every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm at SydWest’s Blacktown Office. Call us on 9621 6633 and receive tailored assistance and advice to help you become successfully employed.

Every Tuesday
Starting 21 February 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

Women's Small Business Project

SydWest Multicultural Services has launched the new Women’s Small Business Project in Blacktown.

The project provides business skills training and mentoring for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women to help them establish their own small business.

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