About Us

Who We Are
The Fremantle Multicultural Centre (FMC) was established in 1981 as the Fremantle Migrant Resource Centre following the national review of post-arrival programs and services by Melbourne lawyer, Frank Galbally. The Centre’s principal objectives were to provide a base for support services and facilities for migrants in the Fremantle region and to promote greater awareness of their needs and cultural backgrounds among local service providers and the community.

It subsequently expanded into a wider range of service provision across the Perth metropolitan area including employment, mental health access service and accommodation supports. FMC provides services to people in all stages of life including children, youth, parents and families.

Our History
FMC has operated from premises in High Street Fremantle since the 1980’s developing strategies which address the needs of local migrants and focuses on recent arrivals emerging communities and special needs groups including humanitarian entrants, refugees, women, youth, children, aged and the unemployed. We also provide services from premises in Cockburn, Kwinana, Langford, Mandurah, Mirrabooka, North Lakes Campus and Rockingham.

FMC designs and delivers services that aim to build capacity and improve outcomes for migrants and refugees from a diverse range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We provide crisis accommodation services, mental health services and settlement support as well as a number of regular programs including:

  • Beginners English classes
  • Conversational English classes
  • Formal English classes
  • Art classes with a trained art teacher
  • Sewing class
  • Weaving Class
  • Inspire Me Computer classes
  • Holiday programs for children