Multiculturalism and CALD Community

People from all over the world call the City of Vincent home and the many cultures represented make our community a more vibrant and enjoyable place. The predominant culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups in the City of Vincent are Italian, Vietnamese, Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese), Spanish and Greek.

The City of Vincent 2016 Census data demonstrates the importance of considering this important population group:

  • 11,636 were born overseas (31%);
  • 21.7% of people speak a language other than English at home; and
  • 49.7% of residents’ parents were born overseas

To find out more detailed City of Vincent statistics click here.

Contacting us if you don't speak English

If you don't speak English (or are not fluent in English) you can request a free interpreter. Call 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language and to be connected to City of Vincent. You can also book an interpreter in advance for a phone call or meeting, contact us on 9273 6580 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au and request an interpreter in advance.

Multicultural Vincent

Some of the multicultural highlights in the City include the (unofficial) ‘Chinatown’ on William Street, the Vietnamese Monument of Gratitude, Chanh Giac Temple, Multicultural Gardens and the historic Perth Mosque.

The Office of Multicultural Interests ‘Discover Multicultural Perth: Northbridge Trail’ is a great way to visit some of these sites and learn more about their significance. 

Our Local History Centre also has a wealth of information about early migration and the history of multiculturalism in Vincent.

Refugee Welcome Zone

The City is a Refugee Welcome Zone, registered with the Refugee Council of Australia. Being a Refugee Welcome Zone means that the City has committed to:

Welcoming refugees into the community;

Upholding the human rights of refugees;

Demonstrating compassion for refugees; and

Enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.

 Mayor Emma Cole signing the Refugee Welcome Zone scroll

Resources and Further Information 

Citizenship

Multicultural Services Centre WA 

Ethnic Communities Council of WA 

Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (CARAD)

Association for Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS)

Perth Asian Community Centre

CALD Organisations in Vincent

Australian Asian Association of WA 

WA Italian Club 

Yugal Club of WA

Nepali Association of WA 

Castellorizian Association of WA 

Burmese Association of WA

Vietnamese Community in Australia - WA Chapter