The easiest thing you can do is believe in a better situation for refugees and carry that belief and spread it wherever you go and to whoever you talk to”. Riyanna, aged 13.


“I recently read The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do, who fled Vietnam and travelled on a small boat with 40 relatives as a toddler, got attacked by pirates and arrived in  Cabramatta, Sydney, Australia.  After arrival, his parents worked day and night sewing and running a duck farm, so Anh and his brother could afford […]

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Youth Worker Gizem attended the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Webinar in May which explored the potential impacts of COVID-19 on those leaving state care. Young people in care already face so many challenges, with the age of the exit beginning plan beginning very young. The webinar explored the potential impact of COVID-19 on young care leavers, and strategies to strengthen their social and emotional wellbeing.

Youth Summit 2020

From the consultation, the local Iraqi young people showed a strong passion and were deeply invested in the protests in Iraq. However, they did not have a clear way of expressing themselves collectively. They wished to find ways to create positive support and to overcome feelings of uselessness.

SameSame Different Episode Two – Meet Zinah

About Our Podcast – SameSame Different – This Is Western Sydney This podcast series leverages the beauty, richness and uniqueness of cultural diversity, and highlight the triumph and strength of participants who represent cultural diversity. We seek to highlight the triumphs and shared humanity across cultural groups through our podcast series, to break the stereotype […]

The Hon. Ray Williams MP – February 2019 visit

Western Sydney MRC was once again honoured to receive The Hon. Ray Williams MP, and received a cheque for $20,000 to support the launch of a podcast and an additional $5,000 from Melanie Gibbons MP to assist with the delivery of youth activities including Rock and Water and the school holiday camp.

Western Sydney MRC Team Up with Sydney Thunder

The school holiday activity was organised through the Sydney Thunder who reached out to Western Sydney MRC, wanting to engage with our clients in a number of ways. We were very excited by this opportunity and looked into organising a clinic for the upcoming school holidays. With the help of Liverpool City Council, the event was held at Edwin Wheeler Reserve. The event was a huge success with the young people who attended having learned a wide array of new skills.

Youth Transition Support pilot programme – Liverpool Exclusion

Youth Transition Support pilot programme funding Location: Liverpool Exclusion To the Honourable Christian Porter, Minister for Social Services, The Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) is writing to you regarding the distribution of Youth Transition Support Pilot funding provided by the Department of Social Services in NSW. We are aware that this has resulted in […]