Regional Settlement Report - An investigation of four regional settlement locations in Victoria

13 January 2012

To better understand the settlement experiences of refugee and humanitarian entrants and the capacity of host communities to support new arrivals, AMES consulted with new settlers in four regional centres Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura and Swan Hill in late 2009. This report provides AMES, local governments and service providers with information on the resettlement experiences of refugees from Togo and Sudan in Ballarat, Karen from Burma in Bendigo and Afghans and Iraqis in Mildura and Swan Hill. 

To prepare this report community focus groups and individual interviews were held with community members to gather their perspectives on settlement and the host community’s assets. 

Read the report - Regional Settlement Report 2011.pdf