Multicultural communities

Diversity Services aims to continuously improve our services through community consultation, education, communication and participation.

We consult with various communities through their representatives to identify the barriers in accessing the Department of Communites and Justice services, programs and more broadly the justice system.

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. 

To view the previous 'Department of Justice Multicultural Plan  select the link below. Download the Department of Justice Multicultural Plan 2015-2018 [PDF, 491kb].

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.