Multicultural

Geelong is a multicultural city, home to people from many countries.

20 per cent of the people in Geelong are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

And the population is continually changing. Over the last four years for example we have had humanitarian arrivals to Geelong of Karen and Kareni people from Burma, Sudanese and most recently Congolese people.

We have a range of social, economic and cultural programs to support the development of people, groups and networks to encourage full participation in our local civic life.

Diversitat also known as the Geelong Ethnic Communities Council, provides a range of multicultural services and is the main provider of settlement support to the new arrivals to Geelong.


Information on...

Multicultural Action Plan

35 actions to guide our service planning over 4 years.


Volunteering for multicultural communities

Volunteering is a great way to become involved in local life.

International Students in Geelong

Information for future and current international students.

Skilled Migration Project

Find out about current skilled employment vacancies in Geelong



Multicultural community organisations

A searchable list of local groups.

Geelong Interfaith Network

Representing 16 faiths, this group meets monthly.

East Timor

We have a strong friendship with the district of Viqueque.


Pako Festa

Our much-loved street parade celebrating cultural diversity is held in February.


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