Lake Macquarie City welcomes people of all backgrounds and recognises the value and richness that cultural diversity brings to our City.
Lake Macquarie is a regional City of more than 200,000 on the east coast of Australia. It is situated around the largest saltwater lake in Australia, bounded on one side by more than 32 kilometres of pristine coastline and to the west by the lush green space of the Watagan Mountains and Sugarloaf Range.
It is increasingly a City of choice for migrants looking to make a home in Australia. The number of overseas-born people who live in Lake Macquarie has increased by about 70 percent over the past decade, to nearly 15 percent of the community.
Lake Macquarie is Awabakal Country and has a significant Indigenous community, with about 6500 residents who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
We are proud of the diversity of our City and the welcoming nature of our community. Becoming a member of Welcoming Cities will link Lake Macquarie with like-minded communities and allow us to share ideas about how we can further promote and enhance social cohesion.