Welcome to the Spirit of Enterprise


The Enterprise Migrant Hostel in Springvale provided accommodation and comprehensive settlement services to more than 30,000 migrants and refugees from all over the world between 1970-1992. In 2007, a group of people came together to document the history of the Enterprise Migrant Hostel, for an exhibition at the Melbourne Immigration Museum. This exhibition is available for viewing on this website. Read More >>

Today, the Enterprise Migrant Hostel project is referred to as The Spirit of Enterprise as it has become obvious it is more than just an exhibition of a particular time in history. Rather it demonstrates how strong, cohesive, vibrant communities can be built when migrants and refugees are warmly welcomed through unique, innovative settlement programs based on welcome, support and respect. Hence the Spirit of Enterprise has become recognised as a project of National Significance. Read More >>