Multiculturalism and Diversity

Diversity Committees

Council is part of two committees that provide leadership for multicultural community issues.

Multicultural Advisory Committee

Council’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) aims to provide informed strategic advice and make recommendations to Council on issues affecting the multicultural communities in Fairfield Local Government Area. It is also a mechanism for consultation to develop ways in which Council’s services and other local information can be more accessible to multicultural communities.

Fairfield Multicultural Interagency 

Council is also a member of the Fairfield Multicultural Interagency (FMI), which addresses the settlement needs and other issues of migrants and refugees living in Fairfield City.

FMI is comprised of more than 190 member agencies from local ethnic groups, neighbourhood centres and government and non-government organisations. At monthly meetings, FMI members discuss issues, propose strategies to improve client services and actively represent the needs of people from CALD backgrounds. 

Through FMI, Council works collaboratively with other agencies to ensure a supportive environment, equity in decision-making among all members, and opportunities for members to build stronger partnerships and effective networks.

For more information please contact Council’s Community Project Officer – Multicultural on 9725 0222 or email .