Northern Beaches Multicultural Network
The Northern Beaches Multicultural Network aims to improve access and equity in service provision for people from culturally diverse communities.
Over the years the Network has hosted a range of activities including:
- 'Leadership in Diversity' Conference in 2006 - This conference was a great success with over 60 attendants. The conference aimed at increasing the capacity and productivity of workers and organisations who provide services to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. The Conference materials can be downloaded from the Document Links box at the end of this page.
- Living in Harmony Grant - the Network was successful in receiving a $47,000 grant from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) to conduct the 'colour and culture' project which explores the experience of local high school students around multiculturalism and racism.
- Migrant Information Days - The aim of Migrant Information Day is for service providers to provide information about services available to people from CALD communities who are living in the area.
- Celebrations of Harmony Day - Harmony Day, held on 21 March each year, aims to provide an opportunity for Australians to get together and celebrate Australia’s multicultural society. In 2007 Harmony Day was celebrated at Bilarong Reserve with over 90 participants creating lanterns for the Bilarong Festival's 'parade of light'.
Contact: Maria Chidzey
Phone: 9977 1066
Migrant Network Services
Migrant Network Services assists migrants and refugees to settle effectively in Northern Sydney, and to maximise the benefits of cultural diversity in the community, by:
- Providing settlement services to migrants and refugees in Northern Sydney under the Commonwealth Government's Migration and Humanitarian Programs, and
- Working with government, the community and business to facilitate the full participation in the community of people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Multicultural Information Service
A Multicultural Unit (based at Manly Community Centre) provides a registered migrant agent, community information, settlement services and personal support to the whole of the northern beaches region.
Phone: 9977 1066
TIS is a government service providing language assistance in the various community languages. If you need to speak to someone at Council but have difficulty speaking English, ask a Council staff member to contact TIS on 131 450.
Guide for Recently Arrived Migrants & Refugees
This guide aims to cover topics that are among the most important for people trying to find their way in a new community and society and has been translated into Serbian, Croatian, German and Italian languages. It is also for the people and organisations that will welcome and support these new members of our community. The guide can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Also available is a pamphlet on local Pittwater Council Services in translations of Serbian and Croatian. This can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Northern Beaches Multicultural Community Liaison Officer, NSW Police
The role of the Multicultural Community Liason Officer (MCLO) is to facilitate communication between police and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Contact: Northern Beaches Local Area Command
Address: Corner Fisher Road & St David Avenue, Dee Why
Phone: 9971 3399