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Connecting migrants and refugees with lifestyle and employment opportunities in regional NSW

Wednesday 12 October 2022

The Albury community are invited to an information briefing to learn more about Multicultural NSW’s Growing Regions of Welcome (GROW) 3-year pilot program.

AlburyCity is supporting the GROW program, which aims to connect interested people from migrant and refugee backgrounds living in Western Sydney with lifestyle and employment opportunities in regional NSW.

Many migrants often have under-utilised skills, qualifications and experience, and are not aware of the employment opportunities available in regional NSW and the supports available to them and their families. This pilot program will provide an opportunity to showcase what the Murray Region has to offer as a resettlement location for migrants and refugees from Western Sydney.

As part of GROW, Multicultural NSW has set up a Regional Employment Hub in Western Sydney, managed by Australian Red Cross. The Hub is assisting interested newcomers and their families to connect with opportunities and employers in regional NSW where their qualifications, skills, experience, and interests fit, as well as supporting relocation.

The Murray region was selected as one of the GROW pilot sites because of the strong interest from employers, community members, councils and services to attract and retain more migrants. A local Murray Regional Taskforce is being coordinated by Australian Red Cross to coordinate GROW activities across the region, and includes members from AlburyCity, Greater Hume Shire Council, Federation Council, local community groups and organisations, as well as employers.

AlburyCity Mayor Kylie King encouraged the community to come along to the information session, which is being run by Murray Taskforce Members, to find out more about the GROW program and how they can register their interest to become involved in this pilot program.

“We pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community, that offers opportunities to people from all walks of life,” Mayor King said.

“We are proud to support the GROW program, giving newcomers the opportunity to make a fresh start in our great city, giving local employers another avenue to access skilled workers, and nurturing our multicultural community.”

Find out more about the GROW program at or contact the NSW GROW Murray Backbone Coordinator.

Event Details

Tuesday 25 October
5:15pm to 7pm
Mirambeena Community Centre
19 Martha Mews, Lavington

A light supper will be provided, so to assist with numbers for catering, please register your attendance at