Providing services for the Arabic speaking community.

We provide support through case management services and group-based activities.

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Our Mission

To empower and foster the wellbeing of our community through education, capacity building, support services, advocacy and partnerships.

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Our Vision

For all Arabic Speaking Victorians to be actively engaged and represented in Australian society.

Arabic Welfare Today

Arabic Welfare provides services for newly arrived refugees and well-established migrants from diverse Arabic speaking countries. We provide support through case management services and group-based activities.

Arabic Welfare has strong community networks and works closely with mainstream providers, community and religious leaders to implement programs and services and strengthen capacity for the wellbeing of our communities.

Our Services

Settlement Services

Our settlement services addresses the needs of recently arrived individuals and families from diverse Arabic-speaking countries who have been in Australia for less than 5 years.

Youth Services

Our youth services address the needs of young persons from diverse Arabic speaking countries aged 12-25 years.

Case Management

Arabic Welfare have qualified bilingual workers that support clients with a range of complex issues including family violence, gambling/gaming and financial challenges.

Senior Services

Arabic Welfare runs fun and engaging activities for our seniors to keep them connected with the community and support their health and wellbeing.

Community Engagement

Arabic Welfare equips and empowers organisations and communities to collectively increase the social participation, economic and personal wellbeing of community members.

For Providers

Arabic Welfare works with a broad range of mainstream and specialists’ services to equip and empower them to effectively support communities from diverse Arabic speaking countries.

Our Impact Last Financial Year

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Clients Supported One on One

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Community Education Sessions

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Clients Participated in Group Work


“I have never used a computer in my entire life. I don’t have an email and I never heard of Zoom, now thanks to Arabic Welfare I have an email and I know how to look for information online.”

“Even a person born in Australia will not have the information and knowledge we are gaining from Arabic Welfare sessions about Australia; it’s history, tiers of government, the constitution and the Australian values and beliefs”

“I thought I would never drive in my life. The idea of getting a license was out of the question for me. But thanks to Arabic Welfare driving program I am confident now that I am ready to drive and be independent.”

“I never knew what motivation meant before Arabic Welfare. I now feel empowered to use it every day of my life and for that I am very grateful.”

“Initially it was hard not to get out of the car and go to the pokies, but now with Arabic Welfare help I have been able to drive by the venue without stopping and getting out.”

“If we knew then, what we know now about our rights and the support we can get, we would have behaved differently in some cases and asked for support and help when we needed it.”

Arabic Welfare helped to understand the myths around Family Violence, I thought my husband had Mental Health issues that’s why he hits me…I learnt that Family violence is a choice, and it is about power and control and there are no excuses for violence”

“Thank you for not blaming me… Arabic Welfare have helped me as a parent to make better choices and I am now able to understand the importance of abiding by the law and working effectively with Child Protection”

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Would you like to help?

For over 30 years Arabic Welfare has been assisting migrants and refugees from diverse Arabic speaking countries to settle and integrate into Australian society.

Donations assist vulnerable families who struggle to meet daily needs. You can help make a difference by donating with Arabic Welfare.