Migrant Settlement Committee (Eastern Region)

Contact Email: chair.msc@gmail.com

The MSC in the Eastern Region of Melbourne Victoria Australia is auspiced by the CCOEI and is the Standing Committee of the CCOEI.

MSC meetings are held on the first Friday of every month except July and January. The December meeting each year is a Review meeting. Meetings are Chaired by two elected members of the CCOEI.

Meetings are attended by service providers and representatives of government, non-government, ethno-specific organizations and volunteers. Together they advocate for migrant and refugee communities on a range of issues. Special interest Task Groups are formed to organize awareness raising and educational forums. To date the main areas of focus have been Youth, Education, Employment, Family Violence, Disability and Health. Everyone interested in assisting the MSC to achieve it’s core objectives is welcome.

Download:  PDF Information Sheet

MSC Core objectives

To provide a forum in which workers from local settlement service agencies (and related agencies) can discuss settlement service issues

To encourage settlement service agencies to work collaboratively by proposing strategies, and to plan for effective service improvements 

Key role of the MSC

To assist service providers to achieve better outcomes for migrants and refugees during their initial and long-term settlement as well as addressing issues and gaps in services.

MSC Meetings

Dates of meetings (see table below).  Each meeting is held on the 1st Friday of that month commencing at 9:30 am - 12:00 noon. Agenda and Minutes are sent to members on the mailing list. If you wish to be on the mailing list (all welcome) please send an email to: chair.msc@gmail.com (Please note there will be no meeting in January or July)   

Future MSC meeting dates 



Migrant Settlement Committee

9:30 – 12:00 noon 

(1st Friday of the month)

Meeting Venue:

Level 1, Conference Room, 79 Mahoney’s Road, Forest Hill.

Parking available in the parking lot next to the building.

Contact: 0466 157 906

JANUARY No meeting
FEBRUARY 01 February 2019
01 March 2019
05 April 2019
03 May 2019
07 June 2019
No meeting
AUGUST 02 August 2019
SEPTEMBER 06 September 2019
OCTOBER 04 October 2019
NOVEMBER 01 November 2019
DECEMBER 06 December 2019

Meeting Papers 2019

Not available
AGENDA April 2019
MINUTES April 2019
AGENDA March 2019
MINUTES March 2019
AGENDA February 2019
MINUTES February 2019

Meeting Papers 2018 

December 2018 Agenda
December 2018 Minutes
November 2018 Agenda
Not available
October 2018 Agenda
October 2018 Minutes
Sept 2018 Agenda
Sept 2018 Minutes
Aug 2018 Agenda
Aug 2018 Minutes
June 2018 Agenda
June 2018 Minutes
May 2018 Agenda
May 2018 Minutes
Not available
April 2018 Minutes
April 2018 Agenda
March 2018 Minutes
February 2018 Agenda
February 2018 Minutes

Meeting Papers 2017

November 2017 Agenda
November 2017 Minutes
October 2017 - 30th Birthday
Not available
September Agenda 2017
September 2017 Minutes
August Agenda 2017
August Minutes 2017
June Agenda 2017
June Minutes 2017
May Agenda 2017
May Minutes 2017
April Agenda 2017
April Minutes 2017
March Agenda 2017
March Minutes 2017
February 2017 Agenda
February Minutes 2017

Meeting Papers 2016

December 2016 Agenda
December 2016 Minutes
Not available
November 2016 Minutes
October 2016 Agenda
Not available
September 2016 Agenda
September 2016 Minutes
August 2016 Agenda
August 2016 Minutes
June 2016 Agenda
June 2016 Minutes
May 2016 Agenda
May 2016 Minutes
April 2016 Agenda
April 2016 Minutes
March 2016 Agenda
March 2016 Minutes
February 2016 Agenda
February 2016 Minutes
2016 Draft Planning Calendar

Meeting Papers 2015

December 2015 Agenda
December 2015 Minutes
November 2015 Agenda
November 2015 Minutes
Not available
October 2015 Minutes
September 2015 Agenda
Not available
August 2015 Agenda
August 2015 Minutes
June 2015 Agenda
June 2015 Minutes
May 2015 Agenda
May 2015 Minutes
March 2015 Agenda
March 2015 Minutes
Feb 2015 Agenda
Feb 2015 Minutes
Issues Concerns Template

Meeting Papers 2014

December 2014 Agenda
Dec 2014 Minutes
November 2014 Agenda
November 2014 Minutes
October 2014 Agenda
October 2014 Minutes
September 2014 Agenda
September 2014 Minutes
August 2014 Agenda
August 2014 Minutes
June 2014 Agenda
Not available
May 2014 Agenda
May 2014 Minutes
April 2014 Agenda
April 2014 Minutes
March 2014 Agenda
March 2014 Minutes
February 2014 Agenda
February 2014 Minutes
June 2014 Refugee Celebration Report

Meeting Papers 2013

December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
Sept 2013
August 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013

Meeting Papers 2012

November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012

Misc resources

HSP - AMES Presentation February 2018
MIC - Humanitarian Settlement Programs in the Eastern Region February 2018
Multicultural Bus Tours - Shepparton September 2017
National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program  
Chin Presentation to MSC April 2017 by Simon Sang Hre
2015 Scanlon Monash Uni Survey summary 2016
RCFV Panel Summary
RFVP Synopsis
EMR RFVP General Information
EMR Regional Family Violence Partnership
Maroondah City Council Youth Services presentation March 2016
Community Visitor's Scheme - MIC
HSS Refugee Orientation Program Sept 2015
Issues and Concerns Reporting Template Aug 2015
Refugee Health Nurse Program May 2015
Foundation House Presentation April 2014
Acronyms and Abreviations
Coranderrk Festival Flyer
Presentation: Australian Refugee Council Feb 2014
Settlement Planning Update Sept 2013
Donate Life by Twanny Farrugia Sept 2013
Loss and Grief by Twanny Farrugia Sept 2013
Settlement Planning Update August 2013
Medicare Local Presentation 2 August 2013
Refugee Nurse Presentation 2 August 2013
AMES Training to prepare for the workplace presentation June 2013
Janssen Spirituality Centre - Community Detention Program Review
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Presentation October 2012
Settlement needs in your area (Report settlement needs)
Working Group Reporting Tool
Survey Monkey (Summary of results)