The Department of Social Services works to improve the lifetime wellbeing of migrants and refugees settling in Australia by responding to their specific needs, encouraging their independence and participation in the Australian community. We support a productive, harmonious and diverse society for all Australians.
Responsibility for settlement and multicultural affairs recently moved to the Department of Social Services. Content on the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be progressively published to this website. While this process is taking place, the latest news will be available from this page and essential information on the policy and programs page.