Who we are

The City of Port Phillip is a vibrant multicultural city. This rich, cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and one we celebrate. The 2021 Australian Census tells us that:

  • We are home to people from over 160 different birthplaces, speaking more than 120 different languages and dialects at home
  • One in three of Port Phillip’s 103,507 residents was born overseas
  • In our community, 56 per cent of people have at least one parent who was born overseas
  • Of our residents, 21 per cent speak a language other than English at home.

If you would like to request the latest settlement and cultural diversity statistics, please contact diversity@portphillip.vic.gov.au 

Cultural diversity in Port Phillip

Reporting racism

Regardless of where you’re from, what you look like, what you believe or what language you speak, no one should have to endure racism anywhere.

The City of Port Phillip is committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities in support of the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign.

Find a service or information

Multicultural resources

Find out more about a range of resources for multicultural communities such as:

Are you a multicultural organisation or service provider?

The Inner South Multicultural Network shares information on issues relevant to culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD). It also advises on the delivery of services to these communities within the Inner South Metropolitan Region.

Membership is open to all service providers in Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira and City of Yarra, which together constitute the Inner Southern region. This is one way service providers can support CALD residents and issues related to them.

Contact diversity@portphillip.vic.gov.au for more information

Get in contact

For questions, more information and feedback, contact with the Diversity Officer:

Email: diversity@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Phone: 03 9209 6777

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