Metropolitan multicultural networks

Metropolitan multicultural networks are gatherings of government, non-government agencies and community groups that share information, knowledge and resources so that they can better support their culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities.

The networks welcome new members and are an opportunity to engage with stakeholders, share information, discuss local issues, attend presentations and explore partnership opportunities.

Current metropolitan multicultural networks

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Services Australia Multicultural Advisory Forum

This forum is hosted by the Department of Human Services — Multicultural Services in Perth and is held three times a year in March, June and October from 9.00am to 11.00am. It is open to representatives from government and non-government agencies that provide services to multicultural communities.  

The purpose of this forum is to:

  • share information on relevant government initiatives, programs and policies
  • seek feedback on the impacts that government initiatives, programs, and policies have on multicultural communities
  • form collaborative partnerships and tailor strategies with community third party organisations, to best support the delivery of services to multicultural customers.

For any queries relating to this forum, please email

East Metropolitan Multicultural Network

The network is hosted by the City of Swan and meets on Tuesdays in February, May, august and November at the city's Altone Place Office, Beechboro Community Hub. Members include local community service providers and representatives from local, federal and State Government agencies.

Kristy Arnott, Coordinator Community Development
Telephone 61 8 9278 9670

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) — Interagency Network Meeting

The network meeting provides a forum for service providers from the disability and multicultural sectors. Meetings are held quarterly from 9.30am on a Wednesday in March, June, September and December. Participants share information, network and raise any systemic advocacy issues, and at each meeting these service providers have the opportunity to present information on their services. The forum also assists with the facilitation of interagency referrals.

For any queries relating to this network, please email or call 61 9 9388 7455.

Humanitarian Entrants Interagency Network (HEIN)

The Humanitarian Entrants Interagency Network (HEIN) meets every two months on the first Tuesday of the month at the Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS). HEIN facilitates relationships, collaboration and support, and the sharing of information, practice and ideas among agencies that provide services to people from refugee backgrounds.

For any queries relating to this network, please email or call 61 8 9227 2726.

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Western Australia (MYANWA)

The Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Western Australia (MYAN WA) aims to develop the capacity of WA practitioners, service providers, policy makers and funding bodies to ensure positive settlement outcomes for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Newspapers are distributed regularly and network meetings are held quarterly. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the MYANWA project officer to join.

Fatema Shalemie, MYANWA Project Officer

Northern Suburbs Multicultural Network (NOMUC)

The Northern Suburbs Multicultural Network (NOMUC) meets quarterly in March, June, September and December. The meetings are hosted by the City of Wanneroo, the City of Stirling and the City of Joondalup. 

Erika Everitt, Community Development Officer, Access and Inclusion, City of Joondalup
Telephone 61 8 9400 4226

South East Multicultural Network (SEMN)

The South East Metropolitan Network (SEMN) meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of February, May, August and November. Members include local service providers and representatives from local, State and federal governments.

Sonya Schultz, Program Officer
BreastScreen WA
Telephone 61 8 9323 6742

South West Multicultural Services Network

Multicultural Futures facilitates meetings with local government and community service providers in the Cockburn, Fremantle, Kwinana, Mandurah and Rockingham local government areas. Meetings are held quarterly on a Wednesday at the Cockburn Integrated Health and Community Facility.

Karen Orel-Hughes, Mental Health Advocate, Multicultural Futures
Telephone 61 6557 4900

City of Mandurah Multicultural Networking Group

The City of Mandurah supports a Multicultural Networking Group that meets quarterly to bring together stakeholders including: government representatives, community groups and service providers. For further information and to join the group please email 

Combined Multicultural Networks Forum

The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) hosts the Combined Multicultural Networks Forum that provides an opportunity for organisations delivering services and programs to CaLD communities to share information and discuss strategic issues.

The forum brings together members of four metropolitan networks:

  • Northern Suburbs Multicultural Network
  • South East Multicultural Network
  • East Metropolitan Multicultural Network
  • South West CaLD Network.​
Page reviewed 30 October 2020