What is the Humanitarian Settlement Services?

The St Vincent de Paul Society and Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga (Riverina Consortium) are responsible for the delivery of the Humanitarian Settlement Services contract in the Riverina funded by the Department of Social Services. The following services are provided by the consortium to refugees, people considered to be Special Humanitarian Persons and also people who have recently arrivals from places of detention and have been issued their permanent visa.

Who can access this service?

The service is utilised by humanitarian entrants, who are currently in the HSS program. In the Riverina we have welcomed families and individuals from the following countries: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Burma, Bhutan, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burundi, Togo, Congo, Ethiopia, India and Fiji.

Where is the service located?

We are based in the Riverina region of NSW which includes towns such as, Wagga, Griffith, Leeton, Albury and Wodonga, Tumbarumba and Batlow.

Who benefits from Humanitarian Settlement Services?

New arrivals from refugee backgrounds and in more recent times we have welcomed clients from places of detention who have been waiting for their permanent Visa to be processed. Once their Permanent Visa has been processed these clients are then automatically on the HSS program.

Can I volunteer for this service?

Yes. Please contact us on (02) 6971 7175 or email deirdre.moulden@vinnies.org.au

How can I find out more?

Visit the Our Impact section of this website.