And please remember to: Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol Wear a mask outside of your home Stay 1.5 metres apart Wipe down any surfaces with household cleaners or disinfectants Get tested if you have any cold or flu symptoms Download the COVIDSafe app You can also call the SA COVID Information line on 1800 253 787 or visit the SA Health website for more information. COVID19 translated resources are available here. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe during this time.
Due to the Parafield COVID19 cluster, client appointments will now be conducted over the telephone or videoconferencing (Zoom, WhatsApp).
For your own health and for the health of the ARA team, please do not visit our Salisbury office unless the matter is urgent.
All face-to-face meetings and group work are postponed until further notice.
We intend to fulfill as many of our core services as possible during this time. If you have questions or need advice in language, please call us on 08 8354 2951.
If you have any cold or flu symptoms please get tested immediately. You can find your nearest testing centre here.
You can also call the SA COVID Information Line on 1800 253 787.
Thank you and stay safe.
The Australian Refugee Association has resumed some face-to-face aspects of its programs and services, in line with the easing of COVID19 restrictions.
While it is business as usual for some programs, it may take some time for other activities to return to normal. As always, the safety and wellbeing of staff, clients and volunteers is our first priority.
To confirm if your activity will be resuming, please contact the Underdale office 8354 2951, or the Salisbury office on 8281 2052, or the Southern Outreach office on 8227 0304. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to protect both staff and visitors and reduce the possible risk of infection, all staff and visitors will be required to adhere to social distancing and hygiene practices.
All visitors must:
We strongly encourage all ARA visitors to contact one of our offices prior to visiting: 8354 2951 (Underdale), 8281 2052 (Salisbury) or 8227 0304 (Southern Outreach ). Or you can email email@example.com
Alternatively you can contact a case manager directly on:
Hind (Arabic speaker) 0418 331 424
Mohsen (Arabic Speaker) 0427 073 489
Halia (Hazaragi/Dari/Persian Speaker) 0447 773 552
Roy (Burmese Speaker) 0452 034 416 ( Tues, Wed and Friday)
Bhupal (Bhutanese Speaker) 0415 094 418 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Carolina (Spanish speaker) 0414 054 419
Alima (Swahili Spearer) 0439 823 340 (Monday and Tuesday)
ARA staff are available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Thank you for your support and understanding over the last few months.
As part of our response to COVID19, ARA has a new emergency helpline for urgent out-of-hours support.
Our after-hours emergency helpline 0499 111 359 is available to assist clients with crisis support, information and referral.
ARA continues to support the community through this difficult time and it is our priority to maintain the health and safety of our clients and staff.
Both of our offices remain open, although many staff are working from home to minimise the risk to their health and ensure that our services remain operational.
We continue to provide support via phones and a variety of online mediums. Face to face contact is limited to clients experiencing crisis, and follows strict COVID19 protocols.
Our staff are working hard in assisting clients with following needs:
Clients can call our offices and Case Managers for help and advice during business hours:
Now more than ever, ARA is supporting most vulnerable individuals and families through the self -isolation period, ensuring they feel connected and supported during the COVID19 pandemic.
We are committed to delivering a high level of service to meet the needs of our clients and the community and we encourage you to contact us if you require any support.
Wishing everyone the best of health. Stay safe.