Local Multicultural Community Groups, Services & Information

There are many local Multicultural Community Groups, Services & Information in Wagga.

See the Community Directory for contact details.

Emergency Numbers (24 hours)

Police, Ambulance, Fire: 000 Access Line: 1800 800 944
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Poisons Information: 13 11 26
Telephone Interpreter Service 131 450 
Parent Line: 132 055
Wagga Wagga & Region Suicide Prevention and Support 02 69 233178

MEN Network

Ann Leske
TAFE NSW RIT
Vocational Access Department
Cnr Colemean and Macleay Sts
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
69381449
Fax: 69381309
Ann.leske@tafensw.edu.au
A support group for men to come together for social, recreational and learning activities. Initiated by WAFRICA with the intent of establishing a support and information network for men. Initially for African men but the vision has broadened to embrace men of other nations and countries. The program offers regular network sessions just for men and Family events during the year. Network sessions are generally held during the evening on Saturdays. For the next event it is suggested that John Moi, Frank Jarfoi or Albert Kajue are contacted if you can't connect with me.


Wagga Refugee Health Assessment Clinic

Piercy Place
1/185 Morgan Street
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
02 6923 3120
Fax: 02 6923 3144
The Wagga Refugee Health Assessment Clinic provides newly arrived refugees with a comprehensive health assessment and appropriate follow-up prior to transfer to the GP of their choice for all ongoing care. Attendance at the clinic is on Mondays by appointment only.


The Smith Family

Learning for Life Program
PO Box 10500, Mount Austin, NSW, 2650
02 69255381
Fax: 02 69254052
mary.harvey@thesmithfamily.com.au
www.thesmithfamily.com.au
At The Smith family we link disadvantaged children with education and learning programs, opportunities and supports, and connect them with Australians who have the capacity, skills and resources to help. Our programs not only support the children but also their families and communities, who provide crucial nurturing relationships and supportive learning environments a child needs.


TAFE STEPS Program

Currently: TAFE Child Studies training session room
Ann Leske
TAFE NSW RIT
Vocational Access Department
Cnr Colemean and Macleay Sts
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
69381449
Fax: 69381309
Ann.leske@tafensw.edu.au
A community supported Parentgroup/playgroup for families with young children (pre-school age with an education and parenting focus. Planned sessions implemented by Adult Literacy teachers. Transport available for most participants where possible. Participants access variety of resources and activities. Morning tea provided.


TAFE NSW Riverina Institute - Wagga Wagga Campus

Cnr Macleay and Coleman Streets
Wagga Wagga
02 6938 1353
Fax: 02 69381425
TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, Wagga Wagga campus, provides English Language tuition for Wagga and its surrounds. The campus is the local provider for the Adult Migrant Education Program (AMEP), provides both day and evenings classes, English Language proficiency testing again the International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR), and short courses (Preparation for IELTS).


Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga Inc

53 Trail Street Wagga Wagga
02) 69216666
Fax: 692166669
The IHSS provides intensive settlement support to refugees and Special Humanitarian Program entrants.
The MCWW within the IHSS program are responsible to provide Case Coordination, Information and Referrals On Arrival Reception and Assistance Accommodation Services. The SGP assists all new arrivals who have come to Australia after their initial six months of intensive support provided by the IHSS for a period of 5 years after their arrival. Assist new arrivals to orient themselves to their new community Help new communities to develop Promote social participation and integration.