Multicultural services and diversity
City of Darebin is home to people from over 153 countries who speak 148 different languages. About one third of us were born overseas and for close to half of us, both our parents were born overseas. Council is committed to ensuring our services and programs meet the needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) residents.
We provide an interpreting service for non-English speaking customers, we host a range of events from the Darebin Intercultural Centre every month, and provide a list of local organisations and businesses in the Multicultural Directory.
Darebin's original inhabitants are the Wurundjeri people and the municipality is recognised as an important area of Aboriginal history and living culture. Today, Darebin is home to people of diverse races, ethnicities, faiths and beliefs, abilities, gender, talents and aspirations, sexualities and sex and gender identities, age and occupations, income and lifestyles.
The community of Darebin cherishes this diversity, and we want to contribute to an inclusive community and make sure our services and programs are accessible, appropriate and responsive to all. Darebin's Inclusive Communications Charteris a public statement that reflects this commitment and provides a clear framework for what you can expect from us.