Council actively supports residents from many backgrounds.
Language and Translation Services can assist you to access Council services.
Do you require an interpreter? please call 13 14 50.
Our libraries have books in many languages.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Sutherland Shire Council acknowledges the Dharawal speaking people, traditional custodians of the land, and pays respect to elders past and present. Council extends this respect to all Aboriginal people living in or visiting Sutherland Shire.
NAIDOC Week is held annually in the first full week of July. For more information on NAIDOC Week events locally, contact the Communications and Events Unit on (02) 9710 0999.
The Aboriginal Advisory Sub Committee meets quarterly. Minutes of these quarterly can be accessed on councils website.
If you are looking for services for Aboriginal People contact
Sutherland Shire Local Government Area is a diverse community comprising residents from more than twenty cultures.
Council supports Harmony Day celebration's held in March each year. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides grants to organisations to fund Harmony Day activities.
Council is a refugee Welcome Zone. Refugee Week will be celebrated in April in 2012. The Refugee Council makes grants to organisation to run refugee week events. The annual Refugee Week Short Film Festival is screened in council libraries each year.
Information about services to assist migrants and humanitarian is available at:
Communities Unit, Connected Communities Team
Phone (02) 9710 0617
Fax (02) 9710 0594