“Never See a need without doing something about it”

The Southside Chamber of Commerce proudly supports ARMIA (Active Refugee & Migrant Integration in Australia).

ARMIA is a young but well-structured and dynamic community-based charity that was created on 26/01/2015, following repeated requests from various refugee and migrant communities, to contribute to breaking down the significant barriers of social isolation, cultural integration and employment.

The ARMIA House is located at 140 Mains Road in Sunnybank, serving New Australians (from refugee and migrant backgrounds), currently mainly from the Queensland south-eastern suburbs, who have been in Australia for more than 5 years. They no longer are part of the Australian Government’s settlement program and yet still struggling to integrate. ARMIA aims to shift fit and skilled individuals from welfare dependency, empowering them to be part of the workforce or business community, become healthy, productive and proud Australians.

You are an employer, in any industry, but struggle to recruit and retain skilled, loyal, resilient workers? Instead of spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars per annum to recruit overseas, there are thousands or millions of Australians who just need to be given the opportunity. They have been unemployed for years, stuck on endless welfare dependency; and yet all they want/ed is Employment! The ARMIA multicultural and multidisciplinary Team know where and how to find and empower them!

Please support ARMIA in any way you can to holistically empower these newly settled Australians to practically and sustainably be part of the workforce or business community and proudly take their place as acknowledged and valued members of Australian society.

For more details kindly visit us at the ARMIA House, call 07 3344 1149 or email

You can also donate to ARMIA through their bank account detailed below:

Bank: ANZ

Branch: Garden City

Account Name: Active Refugee and Migrant Integration in Australia

BSB: 014 289

Account no: 195 546 619 



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