The Scalabrinians arrived in Australia in 1952 to provide pastoral care to people in territorial Parishes; however, they soon found themselves crossing territorial boundaries to reach out to migrants, particularly the itinerant missions found in various parts of the country. Through their ministries, they are able to meet the needs of the Italian, Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese-speaking migrant communities, among others.

Currently, the Scalabrinians run 9 multicultural parishes in Brisbane, Dee Why, Lalor, Liverpool, Mascot, Mt. Pritchard, North Fitzroy, Seaton and Wollongong; and 10 ethnic chaplaincies in Brisbane, Dee Why, Mascot, Mt. Pritchard, North Fitzroy, Lalor and Seaton.

In addition, the Scalabrinians are running seven houses for elderly migrants in Allambie Heights, Austral, Bexley, Chipping North, Drummoyne, Griggith, and South Morang.