Multicultural Communities

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 Refugee Welcome Zone

 As a Refugee Welcome Zone, Council has made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.

 Multicultural Communities

Sutherland Shire Council strives for a connected and safe community that respects people and nature and enjoys active lives in a strong local economy.

We are a diverse community of residents from a variety of cultures. 

Information about Translation and Interpreter services

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Multicultural services in the Shire

Gymea Community Aid & Information Centre

Gymea Community Aid & Information Centre provides settlement assistance and support for newly arrived residents, migrants and refugees and multicultural aged care services. Ph: 9524 9559

Other services

Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service
The Diversity Health Coordinator provides assistance with translators, menus and culturally specific requirements in hospital.
Ph: 9522 1000

Transcultural Mental Health Centre 
Promotes access to mental health services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Ph: 9912 3851.

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc. 
Focused on people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse / non English Speaking backgrounds.
Ph: 9891 6400

Harmony Day

Harmony Day celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Council supports community organisations in Harmony Day events.

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  Schools Refugee Forum: Awareness Advocacy Action


The Schools Refugee Forum: Awareness Advocacy Action   provides an opportunity to build young people's awareness of the issues facing refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. It gives them a chance to take action in creating more welcoming communities through table-talk discussion, listening to inspiring guest speakers, and creative ideas. 

If you would like your school to be involved pleas contact James Jackson on 9710 0381 or email at 

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