Hurstville City is one of Australia's most culturally diverse local government areas and a large population of our residents identify with different cultural, language, religious and ethnic groups.
Hurstville City Council aims to build a diverse and harmonious City with a strong sense of community through community development services and social planning for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
In 2011, 41.7 per cent of Hurstville City residents were born overseas and 37.2 % were from countries where English is not the first language and 49 per cent speaking a language other than English at home.
Many of Hurstville City's multicultural residents come from China, Hong Kong, Greece, Macedonia, Italy, Lebanon, New Zealand, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Spain and Philippines.
Click the following links to find out more about Hurstville community.
Council has recently produced its Multicultural Strategy. The Strategy suggests a planning framework that will give Council a strategic and long term direction in responding to the cultural diversity of the City.
Council has adopted the Multicultural Strategy in its meeting in March 2013. The new Strategy aims to ensure that Council remains responsive to the needs of the local multicultural community. This document provides a snapshot of the Hurstville diverse community, flags our journey in achieving community cohesion and equitable access to services and identifies key objectives and strategies for a future diverse City.
For more information about Council's Multicultural Strategy contact 9330 6092.
Read Hurstville City Council Multicultural Strategy (661.25kB)
Multicultural Operational Plan
With the adoption of Hurstville City Council’s Multicultural Strategy in March 2013, an Operational Plan working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community has been developed to identify and focus on key projects for the next twelve months, consistent with Council's Community Strategic Plan and overall strategic direction.
Implementation of the Operational Plan will enable Council to provide programs and activities that contribute to the recognition and valuing of cultural diversity and to improve service response to CALD residents and multicultural groups. It is anticipated that this will result in an increase in participation by CALD residents in the area.
Download Multicultural Operational Plan 2013-2014 (387.46kB)
We speak your language (800.38kB) - a warm welcome to new migrants and refugees to the area
Hurstville City Council’s Multi-Lingual Brochure (2.93MB) - Council's brochure with different languages
New Outreach Office in Hurstville for the Spanish speaking community
The service is available every Wednesday from 10am – 1pm at Grevillea Room - Hurstville Library, Corner of Dora St & Queens Rd, Hurstville.
View New Outreach Office in Hurstville for the Spanish speaking community (160.83kB)
For appointments contact Graciela Rosales on 0402 259 989 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For general queries contact Jamal Bassam 9330 6069 or email@example.com