Settlement Services

Diversitat is the regional settlement services provider in the region, settling 200-300 people per year.

Community Programs

Services for new migrants in Geelong and Colac, including 1600 refugees within the region.

Youth Services

VCAL Programs, youth mentoring, homework clubs, and training and education.

Disability Services

Diversability is Diversitat’s disability service and a registered NDIS provider.

Aged Support

Promoting independence, support and social opportunities for older people.

Enterprises

Visit Geelong Wholefoods Pantry + Kitchen, our Op Shop, and subscribe to the Pulse Radio and Television.

Arts and Events

Strengthening linkages between diverse communities through arts and events, such as Pako Festa.

I arrived in Australia in 2013 with my young son. We came from Darfur, Sudan, however fled to Egypt due to the conflict. My husband and I were separated in 2008 as he was unable to come with us to Australia. With the help of Red Cross Tracing and Diversitat we located my husband and submitted an application for our family to be reunited. After 7 long years we are now together. To be reunited means we can deal with the challenges of life in a new home country together. This has been the answer to our long awaited prayers.

Maryam
Maryam

I arrived in Australia in 2008, after spending 20 years in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. I was 6 months pregnant. Unfortunately, my husband was unable to be included on my visa application and remained in the camp. In 2012, with the help of Diversitat migration agents, my husband, father and brother were finally reunited with Daisy and I here in Geelong. My family is so grateful to be together in Australia.

Mai Nu
Mai Nu

A few words about us

Diversitat commenced operation in Geelong in 1976 and was known as the Geelong Migrant Resource Centre. We later changed our name to Geelong Ethnic Communities Council and now trade as Diversitat.

A registered charity, and a not-for-profit community service group, Diversitat has a core set of services and business operations that support the multicultural communities and the disadvantaged in the region.

Our vision is to empower individuals and communities to reach their full potential.

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We, Diversitat, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present. We thank the Traditional Owners for custodianship of the land, and celebrate the continuing culture of the Wadawurrung people acknowledging the memory of honourable ancestors.