The City of Port Phillip is a vibrant multicultural city located in the inner south of Melbourne. We celebrate our rich cultural diversity as one of our greatest strengths.
We are home to people from over 163 different birthplaces, speaking 114 different languages. One in three of Port Phillip’s 100,000-plus residents was born overseas, 51.8 per cent of our residents have at least one parent who was born overseas and 20.6 per cent speak a language other than English at home.
The Council Plan 2021 – 2031 states that the City is ‘A place for all members of our community, where people feel supported and comfortable being themselves and expressing their identities.’
Port Phillip is located on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nations and has a proud history of inclusion. Multiculturalism is an integral part of our City’s history and success, with Station Pier the first landfall in Australia for many new arrivals.
Port Phillip’s vision is to be a liveable and vibrant City that enhances the wellbeing of our community. We create opportunities that build social connections, value diversity and address health and wellbeing inequities in our communities, including a commitment to reconciliation and support for First Nations community.
As part of our commitment to being welcoming community, we collaborate with our multicultural, multifaith, LGBTIQA+ and First Nations communities in the design and delivery of events, activities and actions.