Whitehorse City Council

Multicultural Services

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The City of Whitehorse is home to a richly diverse community. Nearly 34 percent of Whitehorse residents were born overseas (ABS, 2011), with 114 different languages spoken at home (MIC, 2007).  More than two thirds of our residents identify with a specific religion (ABS, 2011). Whitehorse City Council is proud of this diversity and the vibrancy it brings to community life.   

Diversity Policy and Action Plan

The pdf icon  Diversity Policy and Action Plan 2012-2016.pdf (989.75kB) outlines the ways Council will support, promote and celebrate diversity in the municipality. It articulates how we will ensure our community is inclusive, recognises our differences and similarities, and is a place that welcomes everyone. 

The plan was developed in consultation with the Whitehorse community, state government departments, residents, local services and Council.   

Key themes and action areas are:

  • Strengthening Council’s capacity to work with diverse communities
  • Support, promote and celebrate diversity
  • Improve access to information, services and facilities
  • Partnership and advocacy. 

To find out more about the Whitehorse Diversity Policy and Action Plan, please phone Council on 9262 6333.

Whitehorse Interfaith Network

The Whitehorse Interfaith Network (WIN) committee comprises Council and local community representatives. Community representatives may be members of faith organisations or simply individuals with an interest in interfaith cooperation.

The committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month in Nunawading. Meetings start at 7pm and new members are welcome.

For further information about the network, call 9262 6101.