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Migrant and refugee communities

Information about the services we provide to residents from culturally diverse backgrounds including migrants and refugees.


Our Asylum Seeker Policy

As a local council we respect the asylum seekers who live, work or study in the City of Whittlesea. We recognise their human rights, their struggle, resilience and determination to create a safe future for themselves and their families.

Our Asylum Seeker Policy is consistent with the Local Government Joint Statement we have signed in support of asylum seekers in our community.

It affirms our on-going commitment to supporting asylum seekers who live in the City of Whittlesea.

Whittlesea Community Leadership Network

Leaders of migrant and refugee communities can access free training and support through our Community Leadership Network.

This network works with community leaders to help newly arrived community deal with social inclusion issues, and settle into the broader community.

Find out more about the Whittlesea Community Leadership Network.

Welcome to Whittlesea - a support guide for those seeking asylum in Whittlesea

We've developed a booklet to make it easier to find services that can assist those who are seeking asylum within the City of Whittlesea.

It includes an alphabetical guide to the organisations and services on offer.

Download a copy below.

PLEASE NOTE: The Welcome to Whittlesea booklet is in the process of being updated – The Ayslum Seeker Access Leisure Card will be honoured at the centres even though the expiry shows 2020.