Sydney is home to over 200 nationalities and our diverse, multicultural society is one of our city’s biggest strengths. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation whose continued living culture of over 60,000 years is at the heart of our city.
The City has been a long term sponsor of cultural festivals such as the Yabun Festival, produces the largest celebration of the Lunar New Year outside of Asia, the Sydney Lunar Festival, and provides multilingual services in our libraries and other community facilities.
The eclectic mix of languages, customs and cultures that make up our city is part of what makes us a truly global city. It’s why we attract people from around the world, and share strong connections with other global cities. We host the city’s biggest multicultural events such as the Sydney Lunar Festival and NAIDOC, and sponsor other international events in our city, such as the Japanese Film Festival.
We’re also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. In 2019, the City won the Australian HR Award for Best Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Program. This award recognised our longstanding work to provide equal opportunity for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTIQ community, people with disability and refugees.