SydWest MSI

SydWest Multicultural Services provides and connects people from all cultures to services that meet individual, family and social needs to achieve the ultimate goal of creating self-sufficient, capable and valuable members of Australian society. We focus specifically on people most in need such as humanitarian entrants, refugees, people with disabilities, seniors, youth and children, during initial periods of settlement as well as in other critical times.


Tailored Support for Men in 2013 and Beyond

The Settlement & Beyond division of SydWest MSI offers ongoing and one-off support sessions and activities for refugee, humanitarian entrant and migrant men in Sydney’s greater west. Please click here for details. For news on the division’s tailored support for women please click here.

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Participants in the Blacktown Multicultural Playgroup from the bracelet making session.

SydWest Multicultural Services’ CALD Early Intervention Family Support Services provides support to parents expecting a baby and families with children up to eight years of age.  The project provides a number of women’s support groups and playgroups for families. Please click here to see new images for our supported playgroups.

Revisiting our World Grassroots Music Festival

For this year’s Refugee Week, SydWest MSI and Blacktown Arts Centre hosted the second World Grassroots Music Festival featuring musicians with refugee backgrounds from all over the world performing together. Please click here to see more from the night.

Aged Care’s HAAC Team & Meals On Wheels: Joint Success

Looking back over the year, the Aged Care HAAC team notes their Meals On Wheels Day, of November 20th 2013, was an outstanding achievement.

Held at Blacktown Senior Citizens Centre, this joint initiative of SydWest MSI and Blacktown Meals on Wheels, attracted over 65 members from the HACC Social Support Groups included members of the Spanish, Indian Glenwood, Coptic (Egyptian), Chinese Seniors and the Chinese Women’s Groups. Please click here for more details.

Our Seniors Celebrate Diwali

It was all festivity and colour at Glenwood Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 as more than 65 seniors from the Glenwood Indian, Indian Subcontinent and Bhutanese seniors’ groups got together to celebrate Diwali. Click here for more…





Harmony Day 2014

Seniors Week 2014

Once again, Seniors Week took place with a celebration of cultures and tips on how to live a happy and healthy life amongst 250 Aged Care clients, at Bowman’s Hall in Blacktown. The seniors took ownership of their event, prepared and produced a show that left everyone with a smile.

CALD Aged Care & Disability Division Get Together

Below is a scene from the CALD Aged Care & Disability end of year Get Together Outing. Please click here for details.

SydWest MSI Annual Report

Please click  here: Annual Report 2013 to download the PDF of our Annual Report for 2013.

 Supporting Our Elderly

Meet  Stanislaw Kaczor, born in Poland in 1918. Today he is a Rooty Hill resident of 30 years, assisted by our bilingual Aged Care team of skilled workers. Please click here to read more about the services offered to our elderly, frail and disabled clients. Please note the story of Mr Kaczor, and other Aged Care clients, will be in our next Annual Report!  

Celebration of African Australians

At the beginning of this financial year, two of SydWest MSI’s key staff members CEO Susan Vogels and Settlement Services’s Abulla Agwa were granted awards at the Celebration of African Australians held at Parliament House, Canberra. Please see below image of Abulla obtaining his award on the night.

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Restoring Hope

SydWest MSI’s Ambika  Dhungyel (left) and Khatol Ahmadzay (right) providing music in the breaks at the Restoring Hope event at Bowman Hall June 20th, 2013. 

Blazing Multicultural Performance Night


The Youth Event by “Multi-Konnect” was a success, taking place on Thursday March 7, at WestPoint Stage 4, level 4. Please click here to see the Youth Page where the images will be on display shortly.