Multicultural

Multicultural services and diversity

Find what you need across our suite of multicultural services, from translation and interpreting services to our Intercultural Centre.

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.

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community advisory
Community Advisory Committees facilitate community participation and input into policy and service development, projects and events.
Darebin Intercultural Centre
Darebin Intercultural Centre is a dedicated space for intercultural development, dialogue, engagement, participation and celebration. Learn more.
discrimination
We are working towards a racism-free Darebin and are committed to combating discrimination in the community.
equality
We strive to reducing disadvantage, by standing against discrimination, sharing resources and partnering with community and organisations.
speak my language
Darebin offers a free interpreting service for non-English speaking customers over the phone or in person at any Customer Service Centre. Learn more.
children's knitted dolls - Multilingual support
We speak your language, find out more about communicating with us in your own language, or changing this website to your preferred language.