SCoA represents over 80 agencies in the settlement sector across Australia, which comprise the vast majority of agencies providing settlement support to recently arrived migrants, including those from a refugee background. Our members work directly with a wide range of new arrivals from diverse backgrounds, as well as the mainstream Australian community and various stakeholders. SCoA believes that Australia should be proud of its multicultural
community, and should recognise the variety of roles played by the settlement sector, local government and the broader community in supporting newly arrived migrants. Our members witness firsthand the true value of the contribution made to multicultural Australia by those it welcomes as migrants, as well as the challenges those people face when attempting to settle in their new communities.
SCoA’s vision is for an equitable, respectful and inclusive Australia where effective settlement outcomes provide every opportunity to fully participate in society.