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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.

Financial Counselling

Free and confidential information and support to anyone experiencing financial difficulties.

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 our Op Shop, use the services of My Maintenance Crew and subscribe to the Pulse Radio and Television.

Events

Strengthening linkages between diverse communities through 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

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

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.

Diversitat is a not-for-profit charitable community service organisation that supports the multicultural communities and the disadvantaged and vulnerable 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.

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