The Settlement Centre Waikato helps newcomers pave their way to a successful settlement in Hamilton and the Waikato area.


To our valued communities,

In response to the Covid-19 virus and the government guidelines, our centre will be CLOSED until Monday 27th, April.
We will continue to provide information by the following means:
Phone: 07 853 2191
Email: info@sc.org.nz
We have also put together a collection of links that may be of help to you during this time.

Follow us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/settlementcentrewaikato/

For up to date information from government about covid-19 please go to www.covid19.govt.nz

We hope you and your families stay healthy during this period and appreciate your support in keeping our community safe.

About Us

The Settlement Centre Waikato initially operated under the name ‘Multicultural Centre’ at 2 Knox Street, Hamilton City Centre. The history of the Settlement Centre Waikato is a project of the Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust (HMS Trust) which was established as a Charitable Trust in February 1999 in order to provide a range of services designed to assist newcomers to the Waikato region. Initially Interpreting Services were needed to assist refugee and migrant communities with language barriers. At that stage the HMS Trust operated mainly as a not-for profit organisation offering interpreting and translations. In October, 2004, the Trust moved into the Settlement Centre Waikato on 46G Boundary Road at Claudelands Park. It was officially opened on 19 March, 2005 by the Hamilton city mayor Bob Simcock.
The Settlement Centre Waikato is operated through a partnership between the HMS Trust and the agencies co-located in it. It is a community and service centre for migrant and refugee communities and anyone new to Hamilton. The Centre can be used for community and group meetings, celebrations and other ocassions. The Settlement Centre Waikato is a hub for ethnic communities and also operates as a Hamilton Community Centre supported by the City Council.
Newcomers from anywhere in the world will find their contact with the Settlement Centre Waikato invaluable. The Centre offers free information and referrals for service providers and local organisations. Most services at the Centre are offered free of charge. We welcome everyone to get in touch with us to find out more about how we can assist you.

To access our services please fill out our registration form and email it to info@scw.org.nz

Services at Settlement Centre Waikato

Settlement Centre Waikato Hamilton Multicultural Services Trust (HMS) Logo
Settlement Centre Waikato Migrant Employment Solutions Logo
Settlement Centre Waikato Computer in Homes Logo
Settlement Centre Waikato English Language Partners Waikato Logo
Settlement Centre Waikato Waikato Refugee Forum Logo
Settlement Centre Waikato Migrant Youth Work and Training Services Ltd Logo