On March 23, version 2.0 of The Australian Standard for Welcoming Cities was launched. It sets the National Standard for cultural diversity and inclusion policy and practice in Local Government – helping to create communities where everyone can belong.
Supporting local governments to advance communities where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life.
Welcoming Cities is part of a growing network of more than 135 municipalities around the world. The network is built around:
Supporting local governments to access evidence-based research, resources, policies and case studies.
Recognising local governments that demonstrate leading practice and innovation in welcoming efforts.
Facilitating & resourcing multi-sector partnerships to maximise learning, reach and impact.
Standard + Accreditation
Setting the National Standard for cultural diversity and inclusion policy and practice in local government.
Over the next 35 years, migration will drive economic and skills growth in Australia. Migrants will contribute 1.6 trillion dollars to Australia’s GDP, and 10 per cent more to the economy than existing residents.
Welcoming Cities is an independent initiative founded by the Scanlon Foundation and Welcome to Australia.
Register your interest in becoming part of the Welcoming Cities network.