Skilled & Business Migration have collated a list of organisations that may be able to assist you on your arrival in South Australia, however we encourage you to continue your own research and find the best services to suit your needs.
Migration settlement services
- Adelaide City Care: Adelaide City Care offers free on-arrival Meet and Greet service and hosts a Welcome Dinner for newly arrived migrants. Bookings are essential
- Welcome to Australia: Provides access to essential services, social support and intercultural connection
- AMES Australia: Provides humanitarian settlement support as well as migration services
- Australian Migrant Resource Centre: AMRC services support community engagement
- Australian Red Cross: Supporting all migrants
- Host International: Supporting humanitarian visa holders
- Latin American Society of South Australia (LASSA): Supporting all migrants and cultural backgrounds
- MACSA: Muslim Australian Connections of South Australia (MACSA), provides support services and information for new arrivals to help adjust and settle into a new country. Connect with them for assistance before arriving in Adelaide, or once arrived
- Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia: Serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia
- Overseas Chinese Association South Australia: Supporting all migrants
- SA Community: Offering a directory listing of religious services, study groups and support
- Australian Refugee Association: Supporting migrants with humanitarian visas.
Volunteering can help to improve community connections, self-confidence and provides new migrants with an opportunity to showcase their skills and experience that can improve job opportunities.
South Australian local libraries or councils can be a good starting point to access information about what is going on in your local community. Libraries also offer free computer access and free internet access.
Adelaide Connected helps to connect people with networks and organisations that can help make the transition to Adelaide easier. Whether you are looking to build networks that can lead to a new job opportunity, find the right school or explore volunteering opportunities, contact Adelaide Connected.
Adelaide Connected also has a podcast featuring passionate individuals that have chosen to live and work in South Australia.
There are websites and apps that you can use to meet locals according to your interests, and help you connect to different kinds of groups in your region.