We are committed to the continued development of an inclusive, harmonious and cohesive multicultural community. Council is involved in a number of Multicultural projects within the region, including the annual Multicultural Festival which is held around Harmony Day.
Photo from 2017 Lockyer Multicultural Festival
Settling into a new area can be a long and hard process and that’s why we endeavour to make this process as easy as possible. At Council, we offer a range of services to assist migrants and new arrivals to the region through their settlement process.
This program is for permanent residents who have arrived in Australia in the past five years as:
- humanitarian entrants;
- family stream migrants with low English skills; or
- dependents of skilled migrants living in the Lockyer Valley who have low English skills.
It is also available for temporary residents and their dependents living in the Lockyer Valley who arrived in Australia in the past five years and hold a prospective marriage visa, provisional spouse visa and interdependency visa.
How we can help
We provide settlement information, advice, assistance and document help on a one-on-one basis. We also link with government and community based service providers (e.g. Centrelink, financial institutions, health, education, immigration support, legal services and accommodation providers).
We also provide information sessions to groups. Topics may include employment, emergency services, driver information, Centrelink, health and nutrition. We support primary school students with homework during school term through volunteer tutors.
You can help too
Settlement programs are enhanced by an extraordinary team of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist primary school aged residents at Homework Club. If you are interested in contributing to Homework Club as a volunteer or are interested in supporting any other programs, please contact the Settlements Officer at Lockyer Valley Regional Council on 1300 005 872.
These Settlement Services are supported by funding from the Australian Government, Department of Social Services under the Settlement Grants Program.