Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix Centre is a program area within the Migrant Resource Centre offering specialist services including:

  • counselling
  • advocacy
  • community development programs
  • natural therapies

for survivors of torture and trauma.

About Our Clients

Our clients are people who have had pre-migration experience of torture, conflict related trauma and other human rights violations. Most of our clients have arrived in Australia as refugees or as humanitarian entrants. Some arrived as migrants, particularly after the Second World War.

According to the United Nations, a refugee is

“ . . Someone who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his/her nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country”.

Our Staff

Phoenix Centre staff are qualified and experienced as counsellors, community advocates and community development workers

Our Services

The Phoenix Centre provide

  • counselling with individuals and groups
  • massage and natural therapies
  • community development activities
  • referrals to other health and community services
  • advocacy on behalf of our clients with other services


The Phoenix Centre offers education and training to community groups and to health and other service providers to support them to provide more effective services to survivors of torture and trauma. Training includes:

  • cross-cultural training and use of interpreters
  • training in addressing different aspects of trauma

Last Updated : 23-Sep-2014 02:53 PM