Cultural Diversity

The City offers cultural diversity programs catering to Cockburn's multicultural interests, issues and needs.

We can work with schools to provide:

Ways of how to support students from different cultural backgrounds well as offer a range of opportunities for students and teachers to develop knowledge about specific cultures.

Contact us if you would like to invite people from specific cultural and religious backgrounds into your schools.

Conversational English class (during school terms only).
The City's libraries host free Conversational English classes to help people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds practise speaking English.

  • Success Library – Monday 10.30am-midday
  • Spearwood Library – Friday 10-11.30am
  • Coolbellup Library – Tuesday 10-11.30am.

Harmony Week
Harmony Week celebrates cultural diversity and promotes harmony throughout the week of 15-21 March each year. Please contact the City regarding
events held during this week.

The City has also sent out an Expression of Interest (EOI) to schools to nominate two students that help foster harmony at school through supporting new students from different cultural backgrounds. Please get in touch with the City regarding events held during this week.

Multicultural Reference Group (MRG)
The MRG comprises 15 members from over 15 different countries. It represents residents from diverse cultural backgrounds within the community by promoting and celebrating the benefits of cultural diversity, providing advice on needs and priorities, and exchanging information with the City of Cockburn.

Diverse Women’s Friendship Group
The Diverse Women’s Friendship Group is a welcoming social group for women from a multicultural background – but welcomes all women.
This group meets every Wednesday from 9.30-11.30am at Coolbellup Hub, 90 Cordelia Avenue, Coolbellup. Includes morning tea and free childcare.

Please contact the City's Cultural Diversity Officer for more information on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected] or go to our website 

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.