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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 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

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MCSCA Research: Migration Snapshot of the Centre

Big Day Out in Harmony


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Celebrating our culturally rich and diverse community with music, dance, food, kids activities and more
Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia is pleased to announce that the Big Day Out in Harmony will be celebrated this weekend Saturday 8th May at 12:00 - 4:00 pm on the Alice Springs Town Council Lawns.
The whole community are welcome to join us and experience the great cultural fusion in Alice Springs. At this year's event there will be cultural entertainments and performances starting from Traditional welcome and smoking ceremony by the Arrente Elders.
These are followed by performances from Filipino group, Balinese group, the famous King Marong with African drumming/dancers, Nepalese dancers, Hindu group, Studio B dancers and Cook Island group (Desert Paradise).
Many activities for children such as Balloon twisting and Henna hands painting. Ethiopian, Indian and Filipino food stalls will be available.
Plenty of activities for everyone, please come along and enjoy the multicultural fusion in action in the centre of Australia.

For more details contact: 0498 520 000

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