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Welcome Expo

Welcome Expo Connect 2020

The Welcome Expo is an annual celebration of cultural diversity here in the City of Whittlesea. This year marks the twelfth consecutive year that Council has held its Welcome Expo for residents who have come from overseas and chosen to live in the City of Whittlesea.

This event is a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we are still very pleased to provide an online format that:

  • Welcomes new residents to our community
  • Connects you to local services that will help you settle into the City of Whittlesea
  • And helps you understand the role of Council and how you can get involved in your new community.

Click through to the multiple services below to catch on on workshops that will teach you new skills and provide practical advice and even partake in an opportunity to learn about our Aboriginal community.

Watch Chair Administrator, Ms Lydia Wilson's, welcome address here:

Click here to download the Multicultural Action Plan 2020-2024.

Welcome Expo service directory

Whittlesea is a Welcoming City

City of Whittlesea

City of Whittlesea - Customer service

Epping Community Services Hub

Reporting racism

Using the interpreter service

Whittlesea Community Connections

Income support

Australian Taxation Office



Mona Mrad


Family life

City of Whittlesea - Maternal & Child Health

City of Whittlesea - Early Years

City of Whittlesea - Youth Services

City of Whittlesea - Access Team

Drummond st services

Family Violence services

YMCA Mernda South Sessional Kindergarten

YMCA Whittlesea Disability Services

Neighbourhood Houses

VICSEG New Futures

YMCA Early Learning Centre


City of Whittlesea - Building Services

City of Whittlesea - Parks & Urban Design

City of Whittlesea – Sustainability

City of Whittlesea - Waste & Recycling

Victorian Public Tenants Association

Yarra Valley Water

Education and learning

City of Whittlesea - Community Cultural Development

Jesuit Community College

Melbourne Polytechnic

Plenty Valley FM

Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE)

Whittlesea U3A

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Employment and business

Brotherhood of St Laurence - Stepping Stones

Brotherhood of St Laurence - Given the Chance

City of Whittlesea - Economic Development


Jesuit Social Services


Professional Migrant Women

Migration services - family reunion

Refugee Legal

Whittlesea Community Connections

The law, rights and responsibilities

Australian Taxation Office

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Victorian Electoral Commission

Victoria Legal Aid

Whittlesea Community Connections Legal Services

Health, spirituality, fitness and fun


Bolton Clarke

Cancer Council Victoria

Catholic Care

City of Whittlesea – Immunisation

City of Whittlesea - Leisure and Community Facilities

DPV Health

Epping Tennis Club

Estia Health

LifeConnect Neami National

Northern Health

Northern Pride Netball Association

Plenty Valley FM

St Luke's Thomastown Tennis Club

Thomastown Recreation & Aquatic Centre

Victorian Council of Churches

Vision Initiative

Welcome to the Game / Welcoming Clubs

West Lalor Tennis Club

Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group

Whittlesea Interfaith Network

Participation and volunteering

Brotherhood of St. Laurence

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Epping Community Services Hub

Whittlesea Community Connection - Volunteer Resource Services

Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)

Emergency management and safety

Victoria Police

Ambulance Victoria

Fire Rescue Victoria

City of Whittlesea - City Safety & Amenity

Community Cohesion