About us


MARSS stands for Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services. It is a Canberra-based community not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of settlement services to migrants, refugees, humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers in Australia. It was established in 1980 as a Migrant Resource Centre and incorporated in 1983. The patron of MARSS Australia Inc is His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

MARSS helps new arrivals successfully settle into their new communities by providing them with the support and resources they need to build a new life in Australia.

MARSS provides a wide range of services, including assistance with finding housing, accessing health care, and enrolling in education and training programs. The organisation also provides language and cultural support services, including translation and interpretation services, to help clients better understand and navigate Australian society.

MARSS is funded by the Australian government and ACT government and operates in partnership with other community organisations, agencies and local businesses. The organisation is committed to promoting social inclusion and supporting the successful settlement of migrants and refugees in Australia.

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