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MCSCA Research: Migration Snapshot of the Centre

We invite you to participate in a survey to answer some questions about your experiences and understanding of migration as a migrant in Alice Springs. The main aim is to collect up-to-date, reliable demographic information about migrants and to understand the experience, aspirations and challenges faced by migrants in Central Australia, especially in the Alice Springs region, and inform the government‘s decision making in providing better services for migrants in this region. We encourage all migrants to participate in the survey.

Your response will remain private/confidential. The information will be used to create a research report about migrants in Central Australia which will help in decision making on housing, health, employment, education and other community issues.

This research project is managed by MCSCA and is funded by the NT Government. The researcher is Dr. Benxiang Zeng, an independent consultant, with approval from the Central Australian Human Research Ethics Committee. (Reference No. CA-20-3817). The project finishes in April 2021.

The data collection will be conducted from August 2020 based on the survey and focus group discussions. Click here to start the survey

MCSCA and COVID-19

MCSCA opening hours are  Monday to Friday 9 am to 12pm (closed from 12.15pm to 1.30pm for cleaning) then 1.30pm to 4pm and we have the following rules in place:

1.5 metre physical distancing
Strict hand hygiene
Maximum of 2 hours in the MCSCA office per visitor
One person at a time in the computer room. Book your time 8952 8776.
Maximum time for using a computer is 1 hour

Thank you for helping to keep our community and staff safe. We look forward to welcome you to MCSCA office.

COVID-19 Information

SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal, provides accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in more than 60 languages.

Talking Posters in different languages explaining how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other useful sites with information in different languages:

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs Website
Northern Territory Government Coronavirus information
Ethnolink online resources –
Australian Government Department of Health Website

Our Programs

Learn more about our range of support services and community initiatives…

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

Multicultural Grant Program

Susumama Playgroup

Facilities for the Multicultural Community

MCSCA Research: Migration Snapshot of the Centre

Big Day Out in Harmony

MCSCA News

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Media Release
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted – Greater Darwin & Alice Springs

9 July 2021

COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Darwin and Alice Springs will be lifted from 1pm today.

Territorians have done a fantastic job in following the health directions and doing the right thing. Our lockdown has worked in trapping the virus and Territorians have helped to contain this outbreak within two weeks.

During this outbreak, we had about 1200 close contacts and 500 casual contacts. They were traced, contacted and quarantined and tested.
In a massive effort, our health teams processed more than 25,000 COVID-19 tests since 26 June 2021. To everyone who got tested – thank you. Getting tested is one of the best ways to keep our community safe.

Since lockdown ended, we have had more than 1.2 million people check-in at Territory venues – that’s more than for the entire month of June. This has served as a vital tool for contact tracers during the lockdown.

Territorians are still required to check-in, in the event of any more outbreaks.

Since announcing last week that all venues are now required to have a check-in system, more than 1900 establishments have applied for their unique QR code through The Territory Check In app.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best things we can do to protect ourselves, our family and our community from COVID-19 and get life back to normal sooner. More than 106,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the NT with 18% of Territorians fully vaccinated compared to 9% nationally.

The risk of COVID-19 has not gone away and there’s still work that we all need to do to keep us safe. Personal behaviour remains our best defence.
· Book your COVID-19 vaccine at coronavirus.nt.gov.au/
· If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.
· Book your COVID-19 test online covid19appointment.nt.gov.au/test#/appointment or call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484
· Check in everywhere, every time, no matter how long you are there for.
· Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
· Do not go to work if you feel sick.
· Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.
To stay up to date with the latest information visit www.coronavirus.nt.gov.au
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Media Release    
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted – Greater Darwin & Alice Springs 

9 July 2021 

COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Darwin and Alice Springs will be lifted from 1pm today.

Territorians have done a fantastic job in following the health directions and doing the right thing. Our lockdown has worked in trapping the virus and Territorians have helped to contain this outbreak within two weeks.

During this outbreak, we had about 1200 close contacts and 500 casual contacts. They were traced, contacted and quarantined and tested. 
In a massive effort, our health teams processed more than 25,000 COVID-19 tests since 26 June 2021. To everyone who got tested – thank you. Getting tested is one of the best ways to keep our community safe.

Since lockdown ended, we have had more than 1.2 million people check-in at Territory venues – that’s more than for the entire month of June. This has served as a vital tool for contact tracers during the lockdown.

Territorians are still required to check-in, in the event of any more outbreaks.

Since announcing last week that all venues are now required to have a check-in system, more than 1900 establishments have applied for their unique QR code through The Territory Check In app.

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the best things we can do to protect ourselves, our family and our community from COVID-19 and get life back to normal sooner. More than 106,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the NT with 18% of Territorians fully vaccinated compared to 9% nationally.

The risk of COVID-19 has not gone away and there’s still work that we all need to do to keep us safe. Personal behaviour remains our best defence.
·       Book your COVID-19 vaccine at https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/
·       If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.
·       Book your COVID-19 test online https://covid19appointment.nt.gov.au/test#/appointment  or call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484
·       Check in everywhere, every time, no matter how long you are there for.
·       Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
·       Do not go to work if you feel sick.
·       Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.
To stay up to date with the latest information visit www.coronavirus.nt.gov.au

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CENSUS 2021 INFORMATION NIGHT....

ℹ️ Last week, CAWLS Financial Counsellor, Tania, held a financial information session at the Multicultural Centre 💵

The session covered topics such as –
✅ What a financial counsellor does
✅ NT Concessions
✅ Accessing your superannuation
✅ Insurances that come with superannuation
✅ Loans for people who are on low income and;
✅ Loans for people who are at risk of or who are experiencing family and domestic violence.

The session was well received with lots of questions being asked around all topics 💭

The session was followed up with a delicious lunch, made by family of an attendees (homemade spring rolls and a vegetarian noodle dish… delicious! 😋)

Thank you to the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia for having our team along to discuss these important themes with our community.

(😷 Image taken prior to COVID Restrictions enforced across Central Australia)
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