Multicultural Communities

Information about Translation and Interpreter services

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. 

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 services in the Shire

Gymea Community Aid & Information Centre

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

The Centre, with support from council, has produced Everyone Comes From Somewhere an educational resource consisting of 8 short films and corresponding activities to promote multiculturalism in the Shire.

Other services

A Diversity Health Coordinator is available at Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service to assist you with translators, menus and culturally specific requirements in hospital.
Ph: 9540 7111

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. is an organisation particularly focused on people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse / non English Speaking backgrounds.

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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