Multicultural Communities

Liverpool is a diverse, multicultural community welcoming people from many places who call Liverpool their home. We have the richness of Aboriginal heritage, cultural diversity and language. Liverpool City Council values this cultural diversity and the benefits and opportunities that come with it, aiming to promote a harmonious environment to live, work, learn, stay and play.

Liverpool City Council has also committed to creating a harmonious and cohesive community through its memberships with the Refugee Council of Australia’s Refugee Welcome Zones and the Welcoming Cities network.

Liverpool regularly hosts festivals and major events celebrating our community’s diversity. See our What’s On or Upcoming Major Events page for what is happening in Liverpool.

Council is proud to partner with Community Hubs Australia to deliver the National Community Hubs Program in three local primary schools in Liverpool. Community Hubs build social cohesion and are welcoming places for families of young children of diverse backgrounds in our community.

New arrivals to Australia may be eligible for support improving their English abilities through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

Liverpool City Library offers English language classes. Check out Library What’s On for information. English language classes are also available through the Liverpool Community Hubs, TAFE and several Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Liverpool is a growing city and welcomes many new residents each year. The cultural diversity of our city creates opportunities to increase the community’s capacity, develop community leadership, and for residents to become active members of society.

To assist people making Liverpool their home the New Residents Guide to Liverpool can be accessed on our website and information on refugee services can be found on the Refugee Support page.

The Liverpool Refugee and Migrant Interagency (LRMI) is a network of service providers from the Liverpool Local Government Area who address issues affecting migrants and refugees living in Liverpool.

LRMI meetings are held bi-monthly through a partnership between Liverpool City Council and Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre, WSMRC. The meetings are an opportunity for networking, information sharing, and discussion of current and emerging issues related to refugees and migrants in the Liverpool Local Government Area for the local service sector.

For more information, to attend or speak at a LRMI meeting please contact:

Community Development Worker CALD at Tel: 1300 36 2170

Liverpool City Council in collaboration with Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre aim to address resettlement through aligned services, delivery, reduce duplication, identify service gaps and a collaborative approach for Liverpool. A Local Refugee Action Plan was completed in 2017 in collaboration with key stakeholders. The plan has been implemented to help coordinate refugee service delivery, monitor progress against key gaps and needs and inform organisational planning. It was reviewed again in 2022 in consultation with stakeholders.

Since its implementation Liverpool’s diverse community has continued to grow. Liverpool is now home to over 230,000 people from over 140 different countries, with over 52% of people speaking a language other than English at home.

Many humanitarian entrants into Australia are settled in Sydney, with South West Sydney and Liverpool being a significant arrival destination. In consultation with the community, the New South Wales Government, Multicultural NSW has developed and released the NSW Settlement Strategy. This strategy aims to improve outcomes for Refugees and Refugee like people to successfully settle into Australia.

Liverpool City Council provides information and tours in and around Liverpool for newly arrived migrants and refugees as well as established communities, ageing populations, and school groups.

Discovery Tours are tailored to each groups needs and interests and take them to various Council facilities including the customer service centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, local libraries, local parks, children’s services, Liverpool Museum and other places of interest. The tour may also provide the community with information about Council services in relation to recycling, household clean ups, the environment, hall hire and many other services.

These tours are designed to support people new to Liverpool to get to know about their local Council and gain confidence to access these important services.

Council also has information to support new residents to Liverpool which can be accessed here.

Liverpool City Council also welcomes volunteer bus drivers to assist our new residents on these tours.

For more information, please contact the Community Development Worker CALD at Tel: 1300 36 2170

For more information, please contact the Community Development Worker CALD


Telephone: 1300 36 2170