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The Northern Beaches draws members of the community from China, Italy, South Africa and the Philippines as well as Tibet, Nepal, Pacific Islands and New Zealand. We have a community development grants program and our libraries offer books, information and language learning resources for people from other cultures. Our community is on Gai-Mariagal land.

Festivals

Join the Austrian, Czech, Armenian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch communities for Eurofest at Ararat Reserve. Or there’s the Sydney Multicultural Festival at Manly Vale. Harmony Day celebrates diversity and the Gai-Mariagal Festival celebrates First Australian culture and heritage in the Northern Sydney region, including the Northern Beaches. Look for community events on our Events Calendar.

Community Organisations

On the Northern Beaches you can find a Tibetan Learning Centre, hold school Cultural Days, attend weekly cultural and language events and Pacific Beats nights. There are cultural clubs established by European migrants who have brought their traditions to our community, including those from Austria, Armenia, Sweden and the Netherlands.