Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) is a term often used to describe people living in Australia who were born overseas, or people living in Australia who have parent(s) or grandparent(s) born overseas, and are predominately from non-English speaking or non-Western countries.
Cultural diversity is valuable for a community, including the different skills, perspectives, traditions, values and experiences these groups and individuals may have.
According to the Census 2016:
This cultural and linguistic diversity is a great strength for our municipality, but members of CALD communities often don’t enjoy equal access to information and opportunity.
Local, specific support services are available for Hepburn CALD community members: