A tradition of refugees and migrants
Fairfield City is one of the most multicultural cities in Australia; more than half the residents were born overseas and over 70 per cent speak a language other than English at home (2011 census).
It is a vibrant place to live and work, a community of many cultures and people with a rich history of cultural traditions.
The presence of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, coupled with the efficacy of existing local services, continues to draw migrant and refugee communities to the City. In the past five years, 11,526 new refugees, asylum seekers and migrants made the area home (DSS data, March 2015).
Fairfield City Council is committed to ongoing engagement with these residents along with providing active support to them and the diverse services that have developed in response to meeting the needs of multicultural communities.
This support is paramount to a new resident’s settlement process, allowing them to improve their lives as well as their family's and contribute and engage with society at a broader level.