Migrant Information Day promotes inclusivity in the Georges River

29/10/2019

Georges River Council is supporting the St George Migrant Information Day on 6 November 2019, where local migrants can learn about local health, government, education, community and CALD-specific services. 
 
Mayor of Georges River Council Kevin Greene said that the event’s theme of ‘seeing, knowing, supporting’ emphasises the day’s role in helping newly-arrived migrants and refugees feel at home in their new surroundings.  
 
“We welcome people from all walks of life to the Georges River area, and understand that it can be daunting arriving in a new country, with a foreign culture and customs,” said Mayor Greene.  
 
“The St George Migrant Information Day provides a platform for migrants to easily access information to help them better settle in to their new community, and feel a sense of belonging. 
 
“The event aims to cater to all, with multilingual information available and bilingual workers on-hand to provide further language assistance,” added Mayor Greene.  
 
Attendees can access information on a range of organisations from stalls, including BreastScreen NSW, Surf Life Saving, and Service NSW, and free hearing checks will also be available.  
 
Entertainment including henna tattooing, pedal-powered smoothies, kids’ activities, as well as a delicious lunch will be offered, and attendees will have the chance to get to know their fellow community members.  

The event is financially supported by a range of organisations including Georges River Council, Disability Services Australia, Kogarah Community Services, Multicultural New South Wales, Navitas English, NSW Health, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and TAFE NSW. 
 
St George Migrant Information Day 

Date: 6 November 2019  
Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm Address: Marana Auditorium and Civic Theatre, 16 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
More information: https://bit.ly/31GpdmR  

For more information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.