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Multicultural-Non English Speaking Resources

Catalyst Foundation is committed in providing inclusive and accessible services to all South Australians. It will continue to develop tailored services that are appropriate and sensitive to the needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse background. Catalyst Foundation will continuously provide up to date information, present options about services to support them to live well and remain engaged in the community.


African African Communities Council of SA Inc
Chinese Chinese Welfare Services of SA Inc.
Dutch: Netherlands Australian Aged Services Association Inc. (NAASA)
German: Welfare Centre for German Speaking Seniors
Greek: Greek Orthodox Community Services of SA (GOCSA)
Greek Welfare Centre of SA Inc. ‘St Philotei’
Hungarian: Association of the Hungarian Aged and Invalid Persons in SA Inc.
Hungarian Caritas Society in SA Inc.
Italian: Comitato Assistenza Agli Italiani (CO.AS.IT)
Co-ordinating Italian Committee (CIC)
Italian Benevolent Foundation SA Inc.
Maltese: Maltese Aged Care Association in SA
Latvian: Adelaide Latvian Community
Polish: Federation of Polish Associations in SA
Vietnamese: Vietnamese Community in Australia – SA Chapter


The Multicultural Communities Council of SA is the peak organization that efficiently services, innovatively empowers and strongly advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate, lobby and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.

The Department of Social Services publishes a booklet titled Beginning a Life in Australia as a useful settlement resource.


Multicultural Ethno Specific Agencies

Australian Migrant Resource Centre Inc (AMRC)
Australian Refugees Association Inc (ARA)
Ethnic Link Services (ELS)
Migrant Women Support Services (MWSS)
Multicultural Aged Care (MAC)
Multicultural Communities Council of SA (MCCSA)
Multicultural SA
Survivors Torture and Trauma Rehabilitation Services (STTARS)


South Australian Government

Department for Health and Ageing
Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC)
Migrant Health Services (MHS)
SA Health
South Australian Government
South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC)


Australian Government

Australian Taxation Office
Department of Health
Department of Human Services
Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
Department of Social Services
My Aged Care


Living and Dying

No one should be excluded from receiving aged care and palliative care support, yet older people may face barriers in accessing services due to their culture, religion, finances, gender, sexuality and/or location.

ELDAC’s new ‘Diverse Populations‘ resources provide guidance for health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older diverse Australians. 

Click here:

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