Logan City Council is committed to embracing the city’s cultural diversity and aims to build and strengthen a cohesive and culturally connected community. Logan City Council aims to build and strengthen an organisational culture that embraces the principles of interculturalism in Logan City, including:
- Embracing our shared values and cultural traditions as well as a shared commitment to Australia and developing one's potential for the country's economic and social benefit.
- Allowing those who choose to call Logan City their home the right to practice and share their cultural traditions and languages within the law and free from discrimination.
- Acknowledging that government services and programs must be responsive to the needs of our CaLD communities.
- A commitment to providing equitable access to services provided or funded by Council.
Snapshot of Logan’s Diversity
- Almost a third of Logan City’s population is from a culturally diverse background.
- 3% of the population identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent.
- 27% of the population are born overseas.
- 3% increase in languages other than English being spoken at home over the 2011 – 2016 period.
- More than 60% of Logan’s population who were born overseas arrived over the last 20 years.
- Top 5 countries for Logan’s overseas born population are New Zealand, United Kingdom, Philippines, India and Samoa respectively.
*statistics taken from Census 2016
Logan City as an Intercultural City
Logan City Council acknowledges while multiculturalism has numerous benefits, it is primarily a settlement policy, founded on the principle of cultural segregation and acceptance of cultural minorities. As Logan City Council moves to redevelop its Cultural Diversity Strategy, Council identifies the ability to build upon the successes of multiculturalism by putting interculturalism (social desegregation and social interaction) at the heart of redeveloped diversity principles and policies.
Logan City Council is committed to promoting cultural and social cohesion, and is developing an Intercultural Strategic Plan.
Contact Logan City Council’s Community Development Team on 3412 3412 to find out more about Council’s Intercultural City Plan.
Translating and Interpreting Service
To contact Council in your own language, telephone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to speak with Logan City Council on 07 3412 3412.
Logan City Council's website can be translated into many languages. Just select your language next to the search box in the top right hand corner.
Resources in languages other than English
Many resources in languages other than English are available through our Library Services. These include books, magazines, newspapers and learning English materials. It is free to join Logan City Council Libraries.
More information can be found on the Library website.
Multicultural services in Logan
Logan City Council hosts a diverse listing of community groups and services.
A list of community organisations, clubs, sporting groups and associations in Logan can be found on the Community Directory.