MECA is a member of the NSW Settlement Partnership, the partnership is a consortium of organisations led by Settlement Services International (SSI)

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Using the partners’ grass-roots experience in their local communities, the NSP’s high-quality, integrated services support self-reliance, equitable participation in Australian society and, as a consequence, promote social cohesion and productive diversity within the Australian community.

The partnership is funded by Department of Social Services (DSS) under the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS).

The SETS program aims to equip and empower humanitarian entrants, other eligible permanent migrants and their communities to address their settlement needs, in order to improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness.

MECA provides Clients Services and community development activities under the NSW Settlement Partnership.


NSW Settlement Partnership is a consortium that comprises of 21 organisations, including SSI and its eleven member Migrant Resource Centres and multicultural services, as well as nine community organisations located around the state.

The NSP represents a unique and innovative settlement services model and provides an opportunity for organisations with a long and proud history in service delivery to migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants to work collaboratively to address the aim and objectives of SETS.