Interagency Settlement Group
The Interagency Settlement Group (ISG) was established to improve coordination between the Australian Government and the State Government regarding settlement services for humanitarian entrants and new migrants.
The ISG focuses on WA-specific settlement issues and information sharing between Australian and State Government agencies. Its aim is to reduce overlaps and ensure the best services are provided to new migrants and humanitarian entrants.
The group has developed a catalogue of information about programs and services in Western Australia that have a focus on new migrants and humanitarian entrants. Services and programs are listed under nine settlement priority areas–education, employment, health, housing, justice, language services, transport, civic participation, and family and social support, and can also be searched by locality, postcode and service provider. The Settlement Services Catalogue can be found on this website under the Publications and Resources tab.
The ISG is a joint initiative of the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). It is chaired by the Director General of the Department of Local Government and comprises representatives from the State Government departments of Health, Housing, Education, Child Protection and Training and Workforce Development, and the Australian Government departments of Immigration and Citizenship, Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Health and Ageing (DoHA) and Human Services.
If you have any queries or require additional information in relation to the catalogue, please contact OMI by telephone on (08) 6552 1500 or by email at email@example.com.