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Geelong Settle Well

Supporting and encouraging Refugee Youth

Geelong Settle Well is an intensive, school-based support service for Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers. It provides support to Refugee Youth to give them a stronger start in life. 

Geelong is a priority location for the resettlement of refugees in regional Australia, including Women at Risk. 

These vulnerable young people face the challenges of adolescence combined with the complex challenges of re-settlement in a new country. Without support, these challenges can form barriers to personal wellbeing, social participation, education, training and employment – the foundations for settling well.

What support is available?

The support includes: 

  • specialised trauma-informed counselling  
  • case management, including referrals and linkages to other community services 
  • education and training
  • opportunities for community participation  

What are the benefits? 

 Participants of the program:

  • connect more with their school and education
  • find pathways to further education, training and employment
  • gain confidence to achieve their career aspirations
  • increase thier sense of wellbeing and social participation 


Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers aged 15-20 years, who are enrolled at North Geelong Secondary College or Northern Bay College can access the Geelong Settle Well.


There is no charge to access the service. Some specific activities/events may incur a small charge or co-contribution.

More information

Geelong Settle Well is proudly supported by Bennelong Foundation, Collier Charitable Fund, Give Where you Live Foundation, and Melbourne Catholic Archbishop's Charitable Fund.

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