Cultural diversity

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Building culturally diverse and inclusive communities

The City of Greater Bendigo is committed to ensuring equitable access, social inclusion and respect for human rights for all people who live and visit our city.

The City continues to work towards building an inclusive community where all residents have a sense of belonging regardless of ethnicity, cultural background or religion. To meet the growing demand of a diverse population and to achieve the many associated benefits, the City is leading the progress of a Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Plan (CDIP). View the March 2019 Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Plan Progress Report.      

Greater Bendigo is becoming increasingly culturally diverse. The percentage of Greater Bendigo residents born overseas has risen to 7 per cent, with 2 per cent of households speaking a language other than English at home.

City of Greater Bendigo – A Refugee Welcome Zone

In 2002, the City of Greater Bendigo signed a Refugee Council of Australia declaration to state its commitment to welcome refugees into our community. This declaration, which remains current, signifies our organisation’s commitment to demonstrating compassion for refugees and to supporting their cultural and religious diversity.

Further Information

Contact the Inclusive Communities Officer - Cultural Diversity and Inclusion on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]

Contact us

For more information please contact the Inclusive Communities Officer - Cultural Diversity and Inclusion on 03 5434 6000 or email [email protected]



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