Clarence City Council is a Refugee Welcome Zone and signatory to the Racism it Stops with Me campaign. Council enjoys working with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania, and the Migrant Resource Centre on projects and opportunities and is a member of the Networking for Harmony group which is promoting opportunities for local government to foster and celebrate racial harmony in Greater Hobart.
Clarence City Council recognises, celebrates, and supports refugees through a range of cultural programs, activities, and events; including annual Harmony Week celebrations; and past biennial World Games Days, which were a vibrant celebration of games, sport, food, music, arts, and culture from around the world.
Inclusion and celebration of diversity are key areas of focus within our social plans. Membership of the Welcoming Cities network will facilitate the implementation of strategies and goals in our Youth, Age Friendly Clarence, Community Health and Wellbeing, Cultural Arts and History, Events, and Community Safety plans. Clarence City Council is committed to strengthening Council’s relationship and support services with culturally diverse communities, including refugees, temporary visa holders, and asylum seekers, by developing a multicultural action plan.