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Migrant & Multicultural Services

Multiculturalism in the Bega Valley Shire

Whilst the numbers for migrants & refugees in the Bega Valley Shire are relatively small, the limited access to support services led Bega Valley Shire Council to apply for funding to deliver support services to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) residents.

The 2006 Census showed that 4% of the Bega Valley Shire population or 1240 residents were from CALD backgrounds, with the most prevalent CALD groups at the time being German, Dutch, South African, Filipino and Italian. The 2006 Census also established that 3500 residents or 11% of the population were born overseas.

Logo: Bega Multicultura Centre and link to website.

Bega Multicultural Centre (BMC)

Image: group of people from multicultural backgrounds.About us

Bega Multicultural Centre (BMC) is managed by Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre Inc which has provided support services to migrants & refugees settling in Queanbeyan and SE NSW region for over 40 years.
Services include direct one-to-one support, group sessions, life skills development, family relationship support, community activities including social, recreational and sports, as well as community development for communities.

BMC values the views and contributions of people and has initiated programs together with communities addressing unemployment, homelessness and isolation.
Bega Multicultural Centre manages migrant and refugee services in Bega and NSW Far Sth Coast.

Bega Multicultural Centre:

  • works with individual new arrivals
  • assists the Bega Valley Multicultural Social Group
  • organises events, activities, workshops and information sessions for the multicultural community
  • promotes cultural diversity in the Bega Valley Shire

The Bega Multicultural Centre is here to support the local CALD communities.  We can help you access a number of services:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Accommodation
  • Employment
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Dealing with organisations & departments
  • Family support
  • Aged-care information
  • Citizenship information
  • Welfare & emotional support
  • Community and cultural activities

Contact Information:

Bega Multicultural Centre (BMC)
104 Auckland Street, Bega NSW 2550
Website - www.bmc.org.au
Liason - Cayce Hill
cayce@bmc.org.au
0425 314 023

 


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