Multicultural communities

Multicultural Policy and Engagement Unit aims to continuously improve our services through community consultation, education, communication, and participation.

We consult with various communities through their representatives to identify barriers in accessing the Department of Communities and Justice services and programs

We will continue to develop strategies through consultation to make our services more flexible and user-friendly.

The Multicultural Plan

To demonstrate our commitment to improving services for people from multicultural communities, we are developing a new Multicultural Plan for the Department of Communities & Justice. 

About the Multicultural Plan

The Multicultural NSW Act 2000 (NSW) (section 3(4)) requires each public authority to observe the multicultural principles in conducting its affairs.

The Plan being developed provides an outline of how the Department of Communities & Justice will integrate the multicultural principles into its work and will engage with multicultural communities over the next four years.

The Plan will be in line with the outcomes in four focus areas from the Multicultural NSW’s Multicultural Planning Framework.

The focus areas of the Multicultural Plan are:

  1. Service delivery
  2. Planning
  3. Leadership
  4. Engagement

​The Multicultural Plan

Download the Department of Justice - Multicultural Plan 2015-2018 [PDF, 491kb].

The Law and You

The Law and You: legal information for African communities in NSW is a free DVD available in seven African languages.

Are you new​ to NSW?

The Multicultural NSW Settlement Portal​ connects you with information you need to help you settle into your new life in NSW.