The City of Hobart has been actively involved in the promotion and celebration of cultural diversity in the Hobart community for many years and is continually striving to improve the wider community's awareness and understanding of the economic, educational, social and cultural benefits of multiculturalism and to mitigate the effects of racism and cultural isolation for multicultural communities in Hobart.
Multicultural is a very broad concept and encompasses the differences that exist between people, such as language, dress, traditions, food, societal structures, art and religion.
In addition to the Anglo-Celtic majority of the Australian population, the major source of Australian cultural diversity is from three streams - the Indigenous community, immigration and humanitarian entrants. This strategy deals with the last two streams: the strategies relevant to the Indigenous community are outlined in the Council's Aboriginal Strategy.
The process of developing a multicultural strategy has provided an opportunity to review our response to identified issues and service provider and community expectations. This strategy provides the City and the community with a clearly defined framework by which we can continue to meet the needs and build the capacity of multicultural communities in Hobart.
The strategy outlines priority actions for the City of Hobart for the life of the strategy 2014 - 2019.
City of Hobart Multicultural Strategy 2014-2019(PDF, 401KB).