Cultural Diversity

Did you know that nearly 10,000 Latrobe City residents were born overseas and over 5,000 people speak a language other than English at home, and these numbers have increased in recent years?  From the last census, the six most common languages spoken at home are Italian, followed by Greek, Dutch, Mandarin, Maltese and German. And the largest increases in country of birth of residents have been Sudan, followed by India, China and New Zealand.

Latrobe City’s Cultural Diversity Action Plan, 2014-2018 recognises and celebrates our proud and diverse history and its focus is on continuing to enable and welcome the ongoing contribution of people from culturally diverse backgrounds in enriching our community. The Action Plan is consistent with the Council Plan and other related plans in its aim to enable Council facilities, services, information and resources to be accessible and available to all people within Latrobe City, especially for people from culturally diverse backgrounds

The Action Plan helps to raise awareness of the need to ensure Latrobe City keeps up with local demographics and other changing needs in our community, and our emerging communities. While some needs are the same, there are many cultural differences which require specific actions and acknowledgement, and the Action Plan identifies and addresses many of these.


Call for Expressions of Interest

Latrobe City
Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee

• Do you have an interest in promoting cultural diversity in Latrobe City?
• Are you from a culturally diverse background?
• Are you able to consider issues in a wider community context?

Vacancies exist on Latrobe City’s Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee for two community member positions and up to five representatives from culturally diverse social groups, ethnic associations or agencies that support culturally diverse communities in Latrobe City.

A key component of the role of the Committee is to receive reports on progress of the development and implementation of the Latrobe City Cultural Diversity Action Plan. The Committee meets four times per year and members are appointed for a three year-term. 

An Expression of Interest Information Pack(PDF, 1MB)  has been developed; this pack is available from any of Latrobe City’s service Centres or can be accessed in the related documents below.

If you feel that you can make a contribution please complete the Expression of Interest Form(PDF, 110KB) included in the Pack.

For more information please contact Teresa Pugliese 5128 5712 or email

Expressions of Interest close on Friday, 21 April 2017

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