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“Welcoming is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.”

Join a global welcoming movement that is increasing the social cohesion and economic capacity of local communities.

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Welcoming Cities seeks to address and embrace the challenges and opportunities of migration. We recognise that cities and municipalities that proactively foster an environment of belonging and participation for receiving communities, as well as new and emerging communities, increase their social cohesion and economic capability and resilience.

About Us


Over the next 35 years, migration will drive employment growth. Migration will contribute $1.6 trillion dollars to Australia’s GDP and lead to a 60.4 percent increase in people with a university education.

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Latest Posts

  • Hume takes lead in becoming Welcoming City for new arrivals
    September 20, 2016
  • When Fear Trumps Fact
    July 15, 2016
  • Welcoming Cities Motion to be Proposed at National General Assembly
    May 17, 2016

Our Model


Welcoming Cities connects leaders in community, government, and nonprofit sectors. Our networks provide support both locally and nationally.


We build on the great work happening in local communities by providing tested methods and approaches to creating inclusive, welcoming cities.


Our goal is to change systems and cultures. We help communities adopt policy, welcoming principles, and communicate the socioeconomic benefits of inclusion.