Who We Are

A network of vibrant cities and regions recognised for being welcoming and inclusive.


Launched in early 2016, Welcoming Cities is a growing network of cities, regions and communities committed to welcoming and inclusion. Just as fertile soil is needed for a seed to grow, a welcoming city fosters a culture and policy environment that makes it possible for newcomers of all backgrounds to feel valued and to fully participate alongside their neighbours in social, civic, and economic life.

Welcoming Global

The world is on the move. Currently, almost 250 million people live outside their country of birth. They represent 3.4 percent of the world’s population yet contribute 10 percent of global GDP.

Welcoming Cities is part of a growing global movement. We work with partners such as Welcoming America to catalyse and support inclusive communities.

Our Partners

Welcoming Cities is an initiative of Welcome to Australia and the Scanlon Foundation, in partnership with Welcoming America.