Diversity and inclusion

We embrace and celebrate diversity at Yarra. 

The City of Yarra is a vibrant and diverse municipality. It is the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri, and a place of special significance for the broader Aboriginal community.

We are an inclusive municipality, with a high proportion of same sex couples, almost one fifth of our residents are from non-English speaking backgrounds, and almost a quarter speak a language other than English at home.

Yarra is home to a high proportion of residents living with socio-economic disadvantage, in what is an otherwise relatively affluent municipality.

Our city has an increasing number of older residents, despite a median age less than the state average.

This diversity ensures the City of Yarra is dynamic with a lively culture built on a rich history.

  • Aboriginal Yarra

    Wominjeka, welcome to Wurundjeri country. The area now known as the City of Yarra stands on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people.

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  • Homelessness and rough sleeping

    Due to a complex set of structural, social and economic issues, there continues to be a significant number of people in sleeping rough in the City of Yarra.

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  • Multicultural Services

    Yarra is a vibrant, culturally diverse community, with 29% of its residents born overseas. Multiculturalism contributes to the unique character of Yarra.

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