Our culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community

All residents should feel valued, included, respected and able to access the range of services, programs and facilities we offer. 

There are a number of local organisations that support our culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community, including the CALD Network and Cardinia Interfaith Network.

Cultural Diversity Policy  Cultural Diversity Plan

We  invite people from multicultural backgrounds who live or work in Cardinia Shire to attend this forum, so that together we can plan for and improve the wellbeing of our community.

As Cardinia Shire’s population grows, we’re becoming more culturally diverse. This forum has been designed to learn about issues that are important for our multicultural community.

The event is hosted by Council’s Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Advisory Committee.  

Saturday 17 November 2018


11am: Doors open
12 noon: Registrations
12.30pm: Forum


Pakenham Hall, Cnr John & Henry Streets, Pakenham

Families welcome. A light lunch will be provided.


By Friday 9 November 2018 on mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au or call the Social Inclusion Officer on 1300 787 624



The network is a group of community service organisations, community health services and Victorian and Australian government family support agencies. The network meets bi-monthly to share information and promote partnership opportunities.

The network provides a forum for local faith communities to promote an inclusive community which respects religious diversity and acceptance of difference. It participates in and leads a range of activities including Harmony Day, tours of places of worship and A Taste of Faith events.

Tours of places of worship

These tours are an opportunity for residents and schools to visit a range of worship places to better understand different faiths.

If you or your family members want to learn English, there are local adult education providers that offer classes and short courses.

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