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Everyone is welcome here.
Canberra is a city of many cultures. We celebrate diversity.
Our annual National Multicultural Festival, or the ‘multi-culti’ as it’s affectionately known, is a highlight in our events calendar. It is one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity in Australia. The festival promotes social inclusion and equality of opportunity in our city. It showcases the international food, entertainment and culture that enriches Canberra.
One in four of us speaks a language other than English. When Canberrans were polled, more than 90% agreed it’s good for society to have different cultures.
Canberra is part of the Welcoming Cities Network. We’re the only Australian state or territory to be a refugee welcome zone.
Our Multicultural Hub supports migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the ACT & region with settlement services. It also offers a range of services to support women, youth and aged care.