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Migrant and refugee communities

Migrant and refugee communities

Information about the services we provide to residents from culturally diverse backgrounds including migrants and refugees.

Our Asylum Seeker Policy

As a local council we respect the asylum seekers who live, work or study in the City of Whittlesea. We recognise their human rights, their struggle, resilience and determination to create a safe future for themselves and their families.

Our Asylum Seeker Policy is consistent with the Local Government Joint Statement we have signed in support of asylum seekers in our community.

It affirms our on-going commitment to supporting asylum seekers who live in the City of Whittlesea.

Whittlesea Community Leadership Network

Leaders of migrant and refugee communities can access free training and support through our Community Leadership Network.

This network works with community leaders to help newly arrived community deal with social inclusion issues, and settle into the broader community.

Find out more about the Whittlesea Community Leadership Network.