Helping people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Randwick City Council coordinates a number of events to showcase our diversity and partners with local services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
I Am Local - Are you a local in Randwick City?
To celebrate Randwick City's pride in our community, photographs of 151 local residents were on display Council's street banners throughout May and June 2015.
The images were chosen following a public expression of interest process conducted in late 2014.
For more information on the project, including details of all the people involved, visit our dedicated website www.yoursayrandwick.com.au/iamlocal.
Randwick City Council is a Refugee Welcome Zone
Randwick City Council welcomes and supports refugees and asylum seekers in our city. In 2006, Randwick Council adopted the Refugee Council of Australia's 'Refugee Welcome Zone' initiative by signing a declaration that communicates, 'a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into our community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in our community.'
More information is available from the Refugee Council of Australia website
Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.
Council celebrates this nationally recognised event in conjunction with the Spot Festival in March each year.
Language aides and interpreters
In order to assist the needs of residents who have English as a second language, a number of Council staff have been trained as language aides to provide assistance to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Council also has access to the Telephone Interpreter Service (TIS).
Information in other languages on our website
Helping new arrivals
Assisting newly arrived immigrants, Council maintains close links with migrant and multicultural services. For more information, contact:
Sydney Multicultural Community Services: programs in Aged Care, Settlement and the broader community through Australian Government funded initiatives such as Multicultural Home Care Packages and the 22 member consortium NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP).
South East Community Connect: provides a diverse range of community service programs and community engagement activities for people living in the locals government areas, Botany, Randwick, Woollahra, Waverley, City of Sydney.
City East Community College Adult Migrant English Program: The Adult Migrant English Program is funded by the Australian Government and provides up to 510 hours free English tuition to help migrants and refugees settle successfully in Australia.
Other programs and projects
Council conducts programs and projects throughout the year that are detailed on What's on closer to the time.