Australia's multi-cultural population has access to a wide range of culture-specific health services and support organisations. They are usually provided or funded by governments, ethnic and Indigenous communities, and welfare organisations. People can also use the services of multi-lingual health professionals.
This category features private and not-for-profit organisations, and government agencies that aim to meet the healthcare needs of particular cultural or ethnic groups.
To find professionals who speak languages other than English, go to the relevant professional category and select the language required. To find culture specific aged care facilities, go to Aged care > Accommodation.
To find interpreters specialising in health and aged care, go to Interpreters.
Wings of Care General Resource Guide
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Melbourne, VIC 3000Health Translations Online Directory: easy to find multilingual health information for health professionals working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients.
Culture-specific health promotion resources
Fitzroy, VIC 3065Victorian Transcultural Mental Health supports Victorian mental health professionals working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients. Its website contains a directory of bilingual mental health professionals and translated mental health information.
Support, information, advocay, referral and respite
Preston, VIC 3072AGAPI Care Inc. provides a variety of services to people with disabilities and their carers of Australian-Greek background. It has respite care facilities in Preston and Oakleigh.
Italian Assistance Association
Carlton, VIC 3053CO.AS.IT. provides a wide range of health and aged care services and activities for people of Italian backgrounds and health professionals caring for them. It has health promotion information on a range of topics in Italian.
Dandenong, VIC 3175The Serbian Welfare Association of Victoria Inc. provides support, information and social activities for Serbian-Australians.
Woodridge, QLD 4114MULTILINK COMMUNITY CARE (MCC) providers a range of services to Multicultural communities in the Logan and Beenleigh regions. Utilising culturally and linguistically diverse staff, some of MCC services include In-home support, Centre based respite, Overnight Respite and Volunteer visitors for nursing homes. Call for brochures in languages other than English.
Braeside, VIC 3195The Croatian Catholic Welfare Association is an ethno-specific service for people of Croatian background. The service provides social support - friendly visiting, assisted access to services, advocacy, information and referral to various services as required. In partnership with Greater Dandenong Community Health Service we provide PAG Low level exercise groups for eligible clients aged 65+.
Community Visitors Scheme
Brunswick, VIC 3056The Australian Greek Welfare Society provides a wide range of services for older people, children; and information services specifically tailored for health and aged care providers caring for people of Greek origins.