New Residents' Kit

Your guide to living in the City of Marion

Welcome to the City of Marion council area!

We would like all new residents to have essential information about Marion at their fingertips.

The New Residents’ Kit outlines the services and facilities people need to help make Marion their home.

It includes information about waste collection and recycling, local parks, Community Care, dog registrations and neighbourhood centres and libraries.

An overview of services for new arrivals and refugees, where to find information about local events, and how to search for sports and community clubs and schools are included.

The kit contains information about:

  • Requesting a Council service 24/7
  • Finding a local park
  • Volunteering
  • Services for new arrivals and refugees
  • Local By-Laws
  • Services for people in need
  • Enrolling to vote
  • Reporting graffiti
  • Immunisation clinics
  • Neighbourhood centres and libraries
  • Publications and e-newsletters where people can find Council news

We hope you find the information in the kit useful and that you will contact us if you need more information about Council’s services and facilities.


Welcoming new arrivals and refugees

We provide a range of services to help people from around the world settle in Marion.

Our four neighbourhood centres run classes to support new arrivals, including spoken English, advice on living in Australia, and a homework club for children from diverse cultures.

There’s also a settlement program run through Lutheran Care based at Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre.

Marion Libraries stock books and DVDs in a variety of languages. 

For people who have difficulty understanding English, the Australian Government provides a Translation and Interpreting Service (TIS) which can be contacted on 131 450.


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