Multicultural resources for health professionals

Multicultural resources and services are available for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

WA health system Multicultural Services Directory

This Directory (PDF 496KB) is a compilation of programs and services offered by the WA health system that directly address or are inclusive of health needs of Western Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CaLD). It also includes those that are provided by community based organisations which are funded by the WA health system.

Office of Multicultural Interests resources

Search Diversity WA (external site) is an online search facility that details the demographic, cultural and social economic backgrounds of Western Australians, including profiles of all WA electoral divisions and local government areas.

The report Cultural Diversity in Western Australia – a Demographic Profile (external site) is based on the 2016 Census and outlines Western Australia's cultural and linguistic diversity.

The Office also holds information on new and emerging communities in Western Australia (external site).

The Western Australian Office of Multicultural Interests (external site) has a number of fact sheets and resources on working with CaLD communities.

Framework towards culturally inclusive service delivery

The Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) (external site) is a project designed to provide advice and support to those working in mental health and suicide prevention in CaLD communities.

Information on the website can be translated by selecting a preferred language.

Australian Charter of Health Care Rights

The Australian Charter of Health Care Rights (external site) has been translated into 17 languages by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

The charter specifies the key rights of patients and consumers when seeking or receiving healthcare services.

Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA)

Visit FECCA (external site)

The people of Australia

The People of Australia – Australia's Multicultural Policy (external site) reaffirms the importance of a culturally diverse and socially cohesive nation.

More information

Cultural Diversity Unit


Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate
Public Health Division
Department of Health
Level 3C, 189 Royal Street
East Perth WA 6004

Last reviewed: 22-04-2022