Welcome to the ARMIA House

“Providing Holistic Support For New Australians And Other Least Advantaged Australians.”


We are committed to supporting New Australians after their first five years of settlement in Australia. We help to promote socio-economic participation and combat social isolation. Our Mission is to empower mostly but not limited to New Australians i.e. those refugees and migrants who no longer are part of the Australian Government’s settlement program to be part of the workforce or business community to proudly take their place as acknowledged and valued members of Australian society. This is done as a Multicultural Family Support Hub in SE Queensland, through a Holistic Approach. We are symbolically a “Tree” welcoming any “birds” with any needs at any time i.e. a drop-in centre and bridge between New Australians, the Government and other services providers and stakeholders. We assist all disadvantaged mainstream and indigenous persons; it is also a practical way to promote rapid integration and multicultural interactions.

Protais Muhirwa - ARMIA Foundation Director

Our Programs & Services

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Adult and Youth Counselling Support

ARMIA House provides free, confidential, culturally appropriate counselling services to help you with anything from academic study pressures to personal, family or professional problems.  If you are struggling with a lack of motivation, harassment, depression or are dealing with severe

Homework & Academic Support for School and Uni Students

Students in all year levels are expected to complete homework as part of their learning program.  Similarly TAFE and/or Uni students have assignments to prepare, etc. To support students with this, homework and academic support is run twice a week.

National Disability Insurance Scheme Support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about provided support. NDIS – What does it mean?

Life Skills & Vocational Training Support

          The Life Skills team comprise dedicated volunteers with skills in various areas. Currently the team are organising sewing, gardening and cooking sessions to build skills in these areas for all members of the community. The

GP and Mental Health Service Referrals

  GP and Mental Health Services & Referrals. Please see one of ARMIA Counsellors for more information call the ARMIA House on (07) 3344 1149 or email to admin@armia.com.au

Conversational English Classes (ESL Program)

Highly qualified and experienced ESL teachers will help you with practical conversational English.  

ARMIA's Social Enterprises

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ARMIA Cleaning Services is one of our Social Enterprises, a brain-child of ARMIA. We provide a one-stop service in both commercial and domestic cleaning.

With extensive experience in what we do, and we are proud to be a not-for-profit cleaning business providing solutions to Australian customers. For us it is about being true to our core values: Excellent customer service, excellent service quality, trusting relations, punctuality, reliability and speed of service.

These are the values behind our success and the reason why our many, happy customers continue to increase day after day.

Our social enterprises aim to:

1. Create jobs for our chronically unemployed and/or underemployed clients, many with overseas' university degrees and many years of work experience, who often seek any job to get out of welfare dependence to feed themselves and own families;
2. Fund ARMIA's multiple free services to holistically empower New Australians, and other least disavantage Australians, to rapidly become healthy, productive and proud citizens;
3. Support those with management skills to start own small-medium enterprises where they even employ other Australians, proudly paying taxes while they feed themselves and their own familles.

Our partners include but are not limited to: