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Toowoomba Refugee and
Migrant Services (TRAMS)

Providing refugees and migrants
assistance in becoming self-reliant

Providing support for Refugees and Migrants who are new to our region.

Toowoomba has a long history of welcoming humanitarian refugees and migrants and for almost 20 years our TRAMS program has supported the settlement of those new arrivals.

We work with people on eligible visas, usually former refugees, who have been in Australia less than 5 years.

Our program is focused on helping people to transition to independent life in Toowoomba as smoothly as possible and to provide support to families, helping them to navigate Australian systems and our way of life.

We work closely with Government departments, businesses and other service providers to develop local solutions to local issues around settlement.

Some of the services that we offer through TRAMS include:

  • Casework support
  • Information and referral to other support services
  • weekly orientation and English class
  • Short courses on key topics for successful settlement
  • Skillsets for successful tenancies - Tenancy Institute course delivered in language and
  • Interpreting service

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Leith Lethbridge Scholarship

The Leith Lethbridge Scholarship has been established to assist migrants newly arrived in the Toowoomba Region to access support to settle in Toowoomba. The award will provide up to $1,000 for eligible expenses, that will enable the beneficiary to successfully settle in Australia.

This Scholarship is presented in memory of Leith Lethbridge who was a volunteer English Teacher at TRAMS from Jan 2017 to late 2018. While Leith worked as a professional teacher for over 35 years, volunteering at TRAMS was a highlight for Leith. She was engaged and moved by the stories and lives of her students, and really wanted to help them establish their new lives in Australia. It is hoped that this scholarship can continue to support the successful settlement of those new to Australia.


Step Up to Work Program

Are you a person from a refugee or migrant background, no longer at school and need help to find a job?

Do you want to be paid while you receive training and on-the-job experience working in a local organisation in Toowoomba?
Join our "Step up to Work” Program at CatholicCare TRAMS and become a trainee for 6 months.


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Like to know more?

Let’s talk about how we could assist you in settling into a new culture and community. Or download our information brochure here.

Want to get involved?

We are not able to accept volunteers into the TRAMS program at the moment. Please check back regularly for updates.

If you are interested in volunteering, please also check for opportunities with our WHADDUP program.