Migrants, refugees and our multicultural community
- If you don't speak English, you can translate this website
- If you don't speak English you can download a Victorian Interpreter Card. If you come into Council's customer service centre, show the card and tell our customer service staff which language you speak. We will either find a staff member who speaks your language or call an interpreting service to help you communicate with us.
- If you need an interpreter, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone Cardinia Shire Council on 1300 787 624.
Languages spoken in Cardinia Shire
Apart from English, there are 11 other languages widely spoken in Cardinia Shire:
- Sudanese Arabic
How we support our multicultural 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.
Cardinia Shire Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Network
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.
Cardinia Interfaith Network
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.