Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
TAFE SA English Language Services (ELS) delivers the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) across South Australia. Classes are full-time or part- time, day or evening. In addition, students can study by Distance Learning, privately with e-learning modules or with a volunteer home tutor who visits for two hours per week.
For humanitarian entrants and migrants aged 18 years and above with less than 'functional English'. Check eligibility at TAFE SA English Language Services, Level 5, 127 Rundle Mall, Adelaide. Run by TAFE SA English Language Services.
Tel: +61 8 8226 6555. Eligible students must register within the first six months of arrival in Australia. Entry to classes may occur only in the first two weeks of each school term.
At: TAFE SA campuses in Mount Gambier and Naracoorte
For more information about the AMEP, visit the Department for Immigration's interactive map of settlement services.
Find out what's happening in your area. Go to: www.aroundyou.com.au
Provide care, education, health, community development activities and family services for families and their young children. Each Children's Centre is tailored to meet the needs of the local community. For families and their young children aged from birth to eight years of age. Run by the Department for Education & Early Childhood Development.
Tel: +61 8 8226 1755
- Mount Gambier Children's Centre, Mulga Street, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8725 7375
Community centres offer a range of activities and programs for local people. Find local community centres and houses.
Cultural Awareness Training
Community development training for humanitarian entrants who have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the Migrant Resource Centre (www.mrcsa.com.au).
At: 13 Eleanor Street, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8725 2753
Disability Advocates (MALSSA)
Advocates for people with disabilities and their family members and carers For disabled people, especially those from other countries and people who may not speak or read English well. Go to: www.malssa.org.au
- MALSSA (Head Office – Adelaide), Tel: +61 8 8351 9500
- Free call from South Australian country areas, Tel: 1800 816 720
- Telephone Interpreter Service, Tel: 13 14 50
- National Relay Service, Tel: 13 36 77 or 1800 555 677
- Email: email@example.com
South East Disability Advocacy Service, 71 Suttontown Road, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8723 6002
Free computer access
Find out where free internet, computer and training resources are available (some restrictions apply)
- Beachport Branch Information Centre, Millicent Road, Beachport
Tel: +61 8 8733 0903
- Lady Nelson Visitor and Discovery Centre, Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8724 9750
- Millicent Visitor Information Centre, 1 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent
Tel: +61 8 8733 0904
- Mount Gambier Community Centre, 22 Ferrers Street, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8723 0540
- Naracoorte Community Centre, 80 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte
Tel: +61 8 8762 2388
- Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre, 36 MacDonnell Street, Naracoorte
Tel: +61 88762 1399
- Port MacDonnell Rural Transaction Centre, 5 Charles Street, Port Macdonnell
Tel: +61 8 8721 0425
- Robe Visitor Information Centre, Mundy Terrace, Robe
Tel: +61 88768 2465
Health Services Finder
A free online directory of useful information about private and public health related services in SA. Find your local health service.
- Millicent and District Hospital, Mount Gambier Road Millicent
Tel: +61 8 8733 0100
- Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service, 276-300 Wehl Street North, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8721 1200
- Naracoorte Health Service, 101 Jenkins Terrace Naracoorte
Tel: +61 8 8762 8100
Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS)
On arrival casework services and community development and participation programs for individuals and families and their new and emerging communities
Provided by the Migrant Resource Centre of SA (www.mrcsa.com.au)
- Limestone Coast Migrant Resource Centre (LCMRC), 13 Eleanor Street, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8725 2753
- Naracoorte Migrant Resource Centre, Naracoorte TAFE SA Campus, 19 Gordon Street
+61 8 8762 8300
You can find out more about services in your area via the Department for Immigration's interactive map of settlement services for humanitarian entrants.
Immunisation for all adults and children is provided by General Practices. To find your local practice see: (www.hsfinder.sa.gov.au)
Immunisation for new humanitarian arrivals is provided by the New Arrivals Refugee Immunisation Program, run by the Department of Health (www.health.sa.gov.au):
- Mount Gambier, Tel: +61 8 8384 0666
For more information contact: Immunisation Section 1300 232 272
Immunisation for children is also provided by:
Assists childcare services to respond to the needs of all children in their care, particularly those with refugee status and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
- Bi Cultural Support Program
Tel: +61 8 8358 2230
- South East Regional S.A.: 71 Suttontown Road, Mount Gambier
Tel: +61 8 8725 0211
Various information is available at local libraries, often in other languages.
Local and District Councils
Local and district councils provide a range of services for those resident in their council area.
Naracoorte Volunteer Resource Centre
Promotes volunteering opportunities around Naracoorte. For people living in the Naracoorte Lucindale area.
Run by Naracoorte Lucindale Council
At 80 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte
Tel: +61 8 8762 2388
Office of Consumer and Business Services
Provides services and information to the general public on:
- Consumer Affairs (includes Product Safety)
- Business and Occupational Services (includes Business Names,
- Associations and Co-operatives, Licensing)
- Births, Deaths and Marriages
- Tenancies (includes Residential, Retail, Bonds and support to the Residential Tenancies Tribunal)
11 Helen Street, Mount Gambier
14 Butler Street, Naracoorte
Tel: 131 882
Information about religious groups, including local chapels, temples, mosques, churches, synagogues and centres.
Many SA Government owned resources can be used for free or a small fee by voluntary organisations and community groups.
- Families SA (Limestone Coast)9 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier
Offers a Conference room.
Tel: +61 8 8735 1733
- SA Schools and Preschools
Government schools and preschools across the state have a wide variety of facilities and resources available for use by volunteer organisations, such as meeting spaces and ovals
To find out more about what's available in your community, contact your local schools' Principal/Director. You can find all the locations and contact details for schools in your local area by visiting the Department of Education and Child Development at www.decd.sa.gov.au/locs/
- Children Youth and Women's Health Services: Friends of Child and Family Health Branches
A range of resources available for use by volunteer organisations including facilities like meeting spaces
Tel: +61 8 8303 1544
- TAFESA Offer a variety of resources to volunteer organisations for a special discounted hire price - 50% off the usual hire fee – such as Classrooms and Conference/Board rooms.
Bordertown Campus, Naracoorte Road, Bordertown
Millicent Campus, Mount Burr Road, Millicent
Mount Gambier Campus, Wireless Road West, Mount Gambier
Naracoorte Campus, 19 Gordan Street, Naracoorte