Like much of metropolitan Melbourne, we have developed an increasingly multicultural population.
We have approximately 44,951 residents who were born overseas.
This diversity has enriched our community with a wide array of cultural backgrounds, languages and religions - this is seen in many holidays and festivals which we have not been aware of in years past.
Cultural Diversity Plan 2014-18
Following community consultation, the Boroondara Cultural Diversity Plan 2014-18 was adopted by Council on 13 October 2014.
The plan has been developed to address the changing needs of our growing culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) population.
The plan outlines Council’s framework for sustaining a strong and engaged community.
The vision of the strategy is to:
Foster a socially inclusive and resilient community where cultural, linguistic and religious diversity is respected and valued.
Cultural and religious celebrations
See the Victorian Multicultural Commission's website for a Victoria-wide events calendar, or the Australian Government's calendar of cultural and religious dates.