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City of Bayside

BayThe City of Bayside is a municipality located in Victoria, 8 kilometres south of Melbourne’s Central Business District. It covers 17km of Port Phillip’s coastline and is home to over 104,000 residents.

On 19 June 2018 council signed a declaration to become a Refugee Welcome Zone. The official signing of the declaration took place during National Refugee Week (17-23 June), in the presence of representatives from the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and the Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association. 

Since then, Council has committed to the following:

  • Offering community grants to celebrate and promote cultural diversity in Bayside 
  • Advocacy letters to State and Federal Government 
  • Promoting and creating awareness of significant days via social media and other media channels 
  • Supporting community groups 

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