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West Tamar Council 

WestWest Tamar Council was declared and endorsed as a Refugee Welcome Zone, 26 January 2014.West Tamar Municipality has a population of 24,569, in 2016. The West Tamar Municipal Area includes the western side of the Tamar River from the suburban area of Riverside, extending north to Bass Strait and as far west as Frankford. The West Tamar is a peaceful and idyllic residential and rural area.    

Council collaborates with other community and government organisations to assist refugees and new arrivals in settling in the community recognising the valuable contribution and benefits that cultural diversity brings to the municipality.

 West Tamar Council is not traditionally a direct provider of humanitarian services. Council works in partnership with or provides support to service providers and community groups to facilitate activities, programs, and events that celebrate diversity and inclusion. 

Multicultural events: Australia Day Ceremony, Citizenship Ceremonies, Volunteer Recognition

Policies: Council policies are inclusive

Refugee services are based in the Launceston area, Council collaborates with other community and government organisations to assist refugees and new arrivals in settling in the community recognising the valuable contribution and benefits that cultural diversity brings to the municipality.

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