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Multicultural Communities

Cultural Diversity in Banyule

Banyule is proud of its cultural diversity and with over fifty different cultures Banyule's community is culturally diverse and is always changing. According to the 2011 census 22% of Banyule residents were born overseas while almost 20% of residents spoke a language other than English at home. For those not born in Australia, the largest emerging groups came from the following countries (comparing the 2006 and 2011 census):

  • China (+951)
  • New Zealand (+203)
  • India (+904)
  • Malaysia (+182)

The number of people that speak a language other than English at home has increased by over 3,000 since 2006. The most common languages spoken at home other than English are Italian, Greek, Mandarin, Cantonese and Arabic.

For more detailed information about the makeup of the Banyule community please view the 'Community Profile' on the Facts and Statistics page or contact the Community and Social Planning team.

About This Section

In this section you will find information about emerging cultural groups, Council projects and initiatives, cultural events and links to helpful services and resources. We have provided a selection of information about past and current projects, links to other services and resources and information on cultural events under the headings below.

We are aiming to constantly improve our website and ensure the information provided is meeting the community’s needs. If you have suggestions for improvement please contact the Community and Social Planning team on 9490 4222.

Multicultural Advisory Committee

View information about the aims and members of the Banyule Multicultural Advisory Committee.

Multicultural Plan 2017-2021

Council’s Multicultural Plan 2017-2021 outlines our commitment to Banyule’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and how we work in partnership to support CALD communities.

Support to Refugees and Asylum Seekers

View information about support for refugees and asylum seeker communities in Banyule.

Projects and Initiatives

View projects and initiatives for multicultural communities

Events and Their Origins

View information about Multicultural Events and Their Origins

Services and Links

View information about Council and other community services

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Information about different cultures that are part of our community


Find information translated in a variety of languages.

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