The City prides itself on its culturally diverse community and on providing a consistently high standard of services, resources and amenities to its residents.
The City of Stirling's Multicultural Framework underpins the City’s vision of achieving an inclusive and harmonious community. The framework builds on the City’s achievements by focusing on three key areas – our newcomers, our community and our organisation.
Stirling Multicultural Advisory Network
The Stirling Multicultural Advisory Network (SMAN) aims to actively support the City’s Multicultural Framework development, including the implementation of actions, tracking, progress and reporting. Members are passionate about promoting cultural diversity and meet regularly to provide advice to the City on issues relating to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.
Terms of reference are available here
Funded by the Department of Home Affairs, the Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre (MMC) aims to support newly arrived families in Australia.
The centre offers a range of education workshops, mentoring programs and unique facilities such as:
- A function space suitable for up to 150 people that can be hired for special occasions
- A large catering style kitchen with two ovens, two fridges, extensive bench space, bain-maries and dishwashing facilities
- Three separate spaces suitable for training, seminars or small functions
- An extensive crèche space including playground, outdoor area, well-equipped kitchen and toilets which can be hired for children’s birthdays, activities, playgroups and childcare organisations
- Private rooms for hire which are suitable for community and business meetings and includes free Wi-Fi and the option to hire an overhead projector.
Location and opening hours
Mirrabooka Multicultural Centre is located at Herb Graham Recreation Centre, 38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka WA 6061.
|Monday - Friday
|8.30am - 9.30pm
|Saturday and Sunday
|9.00am - 5.00pm
|Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday
English language support
If you need help to improve your English language skills, you may be eligible for assistance from the Adult Migrant English program (AMEP) run by the Australian Government.
For more information, please visit AMEP.
Interpreting and translating services
Interpreting and translating services are available to our non-English speaking residents via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS). The service provides language interpreting in 160 languages for government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and businesses.
To use this service, please phone TIS on 13 14 50 within Australia or +613 9268 8332 from overseas.
Department of Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs provides free translating services for people settling permanently in Australia, and to those enrolled in the adult migrant English program (AMEP). For more information, please phone the DSS on 1800 962 100.
Please note, if you wish to contact the Department of Home Affairs with assistance from an interpreter, please phone TIS on 131 450 and provide the operator with the Department of Home Affairs phone number.