Cultural diversity

Logan is home to people from over 217 different ethnicities. According to the 2021 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census, 27.9% of residents in Logan City were born overseas, and 18.1% of the population speak a language other than English at home.

Our diversity is part of our identity as a city. We can experience amazing cultures and foods and connect with people from all around the world at our doorstep. Embracing our diversity also means supporting welcoming and inclusive spaces, workforces and neighbourhoods.

Read on to find out some of the ways that we are encouraging a welcoming and inclusive city for our diverse communities.

Refugee Welcome Zone

Refugee Welcome Zone is an initiative of the Refugee Council of Australia. We were declared a Refugee Welcome Zone in 2017. This declaration is a public commitment in spirit to:

  • welcoming refugees in to our community
  • upholding the human rights of refugees
  • demonstrating compassion for refugees
  • enhancing cultural and religious diversity in our community.

It is also an acknowledgment of the tremendous contributions refugees have made to Logan in the fields of medicine, science, engineering, sport, education and the arts.

We are proud to be working together with the Refugee Council of Australia to build a more inclusive and integrated community, which celebrates the many positive contributions of refugees in Logan.

Stories from the Kitchen

Behind every meal is a story. And with 345,000 people and 217 cultures in Logan, we have a smorgasbord of food to be shared, stories to be told and connections to be made. That’s why we’ve developed Stories from the Kitchen.

Stories from the Kitchen is a series of dinners, where people from diverse cultural backgrounds bring a plate of food and stories from their culture to share. This creates the opportunity for people to connect with their community.

Join a Stories from the Kitchen dinner

Are you ready to meet new people from different cultures and try delicious food? Join an upcoming Stories from the Kitchen dinner.  

When Location What to bring How to book
Saturday
3 September
5.00pm to 7.30pm
Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre, 10-12 James Street, Beenleigh

Bring a plate of food that reminds you of home.

To register, visit Eventbrite

Saturday 

15 October

5.00pm to 7.30pm
Flagstone Community Centre, 19 Trailblazer Drive, Flagstone Bring a plate of food that reminds you of home. To register, visit Eventbrite

Saturday 

10 December

5.00pm to 7.30pm
Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre, 177 Meakin Street, Slacks Creek Bring a plate of food that reminds you of home. To register, visit Eventbrite

Saturday

11 February 2023

5.00pm to 7.30pm
Springwood Community Centre, 55 Cinderella Drive, Springwood, QLD 4127 Bring a plate of food that reminds you of home. To register, visit Eventbrite


Become a volunteer facilitator

If you’re passionate about event coordination, meeting new people and are looking for an opportunity to make a real impact on your community, we want you to join our team of volunteers!

You’ll gain meaningful experience for your resume, develop professional and leadership skills and most importantly, have heaps of fun!

You can regster to become a volunteer facilitator by filling in our Volunteer facilitator registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Han on 3412 5780 or email EllenHan@logan.qld.gov.au.

Community Leaders Connect Forum

The Community Leaders Connect Forum is delivered in partnership with leaders from culturally diverse communities in Logan, Access Community Services and Council. The forum aims to:

  • strengthen relationships between cultural leaders, Access and Council in an ongoing cumulative process
  • provide a platform for cultural leaders to engage with Council and Access on community and Council priorities
  • provide a platform for cultural leaders to present community needs, trends and highlight achievements
  • provide opportunities for cultural leaders to take part at a range of levels, including providing advice and identifying and progressing opportunities to address the identified priorities.

Community leaders from diverse groups in Logan are welcome to join the forum at any time. All you need is to:

  • be over the age of 18
  • live in the City of Logan
  • be able to attend meetings once every three months
  • have an existing leadership role within community
  • be enthusiastic and passionate about supporting Logan’s diverse communities
  • have the ability to positively influence community and drive social cohesion and connectedness.

To express your interest in being part of this group, please

Welcome signage

You can show that you are welcoming of people from diverse backgrounds by displaying our inclusive welcome sign.

The welcome sign features the word 'welcome' in more than 40 languages that are spoken in our community.

The sign is on display at our Administration Centre and in businesses, community groups and other agencies in Logan.

You can download and print the artwork to display or include it as part of your online platform.

Translating and interpreting service

To contact us in your own language, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to speak with Logan City Council on 07 3412 3412.

Our website can be translated into many languages. Just select your language by clicking on the language / accessibility button at the top of the page. 

Resources in languages other than English

Resources in languages other than English are available through our libraries. These include:

  • books
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • learning English materials.

For more information, please see the Library website.