Clarence City Council has always been a welcoming and inclusive place to live, learn, work and play.
We recognise, celebrate and support cultural diversity through a range of cultural programs, activities and events; including our annual Harmony Week celebrations; and our biennial World Games Day which is a vibrant a celebration of games, sport, food, music, arts and culture from around the world.
Inclusion and celebration of diversity are key areas of focus within our social plans. Membership of the Welcoming Cities network will facilitate the implementation of strategies and goals in our Youth, Age Friendly Clarence, Community Health and Wellbeing, Cultural Arts and History, Events, and Community Safety plans.
Clarence City Council is a Refugee Welcome Zone and signatory to the Racism it Stops with Me campaign. Council enjoys working with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, and the Migrant Resource Centre on projects and opportunities and is a member of the Networking for Harmony group which is promoting opportunities for local government to foster and celebrate racial harmony in Greater Hobart.
Clarence…. A Welcoming City
Clarence City Council is a signatory of the Welcoming Cities Standard. We value cultural diversity and encourage and foster equity and inclusiveness.
Welcoming Cities is a national network of cities, shires, towns and municipalities who are committed to an Australia where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life.
Becoming part of the Welcoming Cities network demonstrates our commitment to a city where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy quality of life.
Find out more here welcomingcities.org.au/
Council is keen to respond to the needs of the Multicultural community as it is able. You can contact Council on 6217 9597 to discuss your ideas.
There are a number of groups around Greater Hobart that support our Migrant and Refugee population. To find the service you are looking for check out the Multicultural Access Point here.
Other useful links…
Australian Government – Department of Home Affairs