Living in Alice


Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is com­mit­ted to fos­ter­ing an inclu­sive and wel­com­ing soci­ety, and engages with a range of cul­tur­al­ly and lin­guis­ti­cal­ly diverse com­mu­ni­ties to access Council’s facil­i­ties, grants and pro­grams. A full wel­come guide with valu­able infor­ma­tion for refugees and migrants, com­piled in con­junc­tion with Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Ser­vices of Cen­tral Aus­tralia, can be found here:

Wel­come to Mparn­twe — Alice Springs

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New Res­i­dents Infor­ma­tion Session

Big Day Out In Harmony

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices of Cen­tral Aus­tralia, in part­ner­ship with Alice Springs Town Coun­cil, runs a day-long cel­e­bra­tion of mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism each year. The event includes music, danc­ing, per­for­mances, food stalls and kids activities. 

The Details

When: Sat­ur­day, 1 June 2024

Coun­cil Lawns, Alice Springs

Time: 12:00pm until 4:00pm

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Fit­ness Month

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Fit­ness Month will occur in May every year and show­cas­es phys­i­cal activity/​movement to exer­cise lead by facil­i­ta­tors from cul­tur­al­ly diverse back­grounds. The use of Coun­cil’s Parks and Ovals are the per­fect loca­tion to enjoy fun and fit­ness suit­able for all ages and abil­i­ties. If you would like to show an expres­sion of inter­est as either a facil­i­ta­tor or an attendee please email astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au and an Offi­cer will get back to you with more information. 

Cit­i­zen­ship Ceremonies

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil runs on aver­age four cit­i­zen­ship cer­e­monies per year, includ­ing one on Aus­tralia Day, and is part of a larg­er com­mu­ni­ty celebration. 

Alice Springs Pub­lic Library services 

The Alice Springs Pub­lic Library wel­comes peo­ple of all back­grounds, abil­i­ties, gen­der and ages. The library has reg­u­lar Spo­ken Eng­lish Meet-Ups (LINK), arts and crafts pro­grams, and oth­er oppor­tu­ni­ties to meet new peo­ple and learn new skills. 

Begin to Swim Program

The Alice Springs Aquat­ic and Leisure Cen­tre offers a FREE pro­gram for adults new to swim­ming. The Begin to Swim pro­gram will help you learn about buoy­an­cy and mobil­i­ty in the water while also teach­ing you basic swim­ming skills to help you feel more com­fort­able around water. The class­es are open to all. Times and dates for these ses­sions are:

  • Thurs­day: 5:15 — 6:00pm
  • Sat­ur­day: 12:15 — 1:00pm
  • Sun­day: 1:001:45pm

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice Cen­tral Australia

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices of Cen­tral (MCSCA) is a not-for-prof­it organ­i­sa­tion that sup­ports, advo­cates, and pro­vides social and cul­tur­al activ­i­ties for peo­ple from cul­tur­al­ly and lin­guis­ti­cal­ly diverse back­grounds in Cen­tral Australia.

MCSCA work with new, emerg­ing and estab­lished mul­ti­cul­tur­al com­mu­ni­ties, and pro­vides out­reach, set­tle­ment and sup­port ser­vices and pro­grams to help peo­ple set­tle and thrive in Cen­tral Australia.

Vis­it MCSCA’s office in Alice Springs or con­tact them through their web­site at www​.mcsca​.org​.au.