Multicultural Youth Tasmania (MYT) is a program of Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas). MYT provides targeted services and projects to support young people aged up to 25 years from multicultural backgrounds to reach their full potential and thrive as active members of the Tasmanian community. One in four young people in Australia are from a migrant or refugee background. MYT believes supporting these young people is vital to the development of an equitable, just, culturally diverse and inclusive society.

What We Do

MYT runs numerous specialist programs that provide an opportunity for young men and women from migrant and refugee backgrounds to develop a strong sense of belonging and resilience during settlement and beyond.  MYT programs recognise that young people of this cohort face unique barriers during adolescents, but also bring with them immense strength and resilience to overcome the barriers they face.

MYT’s foundations are built on the National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) Good Practice Capabilities, supporting young people to thrive as active citizens.

The MYT Good Practice capabilities reflect:

Cultural competence

Youth centred and strength based

Youth development and participation

Trauma informed


Collaborative approach

Family aware

Flexibility and responsiveness

MYT services include both direct client work as well as sector development in the youth, education  and community space to ensure the needs of multicultural youth are being met within mainstream services. We deliver training in the NYSF, and offer phone and referral advice across the sector to nurture a collaborative approach to our programs.

Most MYT services are delivered from the MRC Tas Head Office in Glenorchy. Currently the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Tasmania (MYAN Tas) program is run state-wide, offering leadership training and opportunities for youth in Hobart, Ulverstone and Launceston. MRC Tas are currently looking to expand their services in the North and welcome opportunities for Partnerships and Collaborations.

Partnerships and Collaborations

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) actively welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with service providers, government agencies and the private sector in both Hobart and Launceston to achieve quality outcomes for clients. We foster innovative and creative ideas and work closely with our partners to achieve shared goals.

If you are you are interested in partnering or collaborating with MRC Tas to promote or deliver services to clients, please get in touch.

Featured Partnerships and Collaborations

Football Federation Tasmania (FFT)

MRC Tas in collaboration with Football Federation Tasmania (FFT) offer newly arrived young people from refugee backgrounds scholarships to join local clubs in the area.

First year scholarships include:

full fees scholarship

transport support

sporting gear

Second year scholarships include:

partial scholarship

transport support

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