DiversitatWhat is Diversitat?

Diversitat, also known as Geelong Ethnic Communities Council , is a community based, not-for-profit organisation providing community services in the Geelong region since 1976. As well as assisting people from a range of cultural backgrounds, we work with some of the most disadvantaged in our broader community.

Diversitat represents 33 cultural communities, employs around 80 people and operates across 7 sites in Geelong with an outreach office in Colac. We aim to promote harmony, cultural diversity, peace and social justice in our society.

For more information, see our website at www.diversitat.org.au

Diversitat Immigration, Welfare and Community Services

Through facilitating the settlement of new arrivals in the region, encouraging the integration of migrants in the broader community and providing welfare and family services, Diversitat Immigration, Welfare and Community Services prides itself on the delivery of a number of programs that meet the individual and cultural needs of the Barwon South Western Region’s CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities.

Current services include:

  • Settlement Grants Program (SGP) & Welfare
  • Multicultural Mental Health Program
  • Community Development, Planning and Cross Cultural Awareness
  • Family Support Services
  • Financial Counseling / Tenancy Support
  • Problem Gambling

Geelong West Office
153 Pakington St .
Geelong West, 3218
Ph: (03) 5221 6044 Fax: (03) 5223 2848

Diversitat Youth Services

Diversitat Youth Services is committed to empowering young people from across the Greater Geelong region.

Through education and training, employment services, mentoring and support, the priority of Diversitat Youth Services is to provide young people with opportunities to pursue their personal and professional goals and interests.

Current services include:

  • Enviro-Youth
  • Indigenous Youth Employment
  • SWEET (Success with Education, Employment and Training)
  • Job Network - Youth Specialist Intensive Support

Old Post Office
83 Ryrie St .
Geelong , 3220
Ph: (03) 5223 3222 Fax: (03) 5223 3223

Diversitat Aged Care Services

Through the delivery of services and programs, Diversitat Aged Care Services promotes independence for isolated older people from culturally diverse backgrounds by providing support and socialisation opportunities. Our project workers aim to improve access and equity issues for older CALD community members, and assist and inform aged care service providers to ensure culturally best practice.

Current services include:

  • Diversitat Multicultural Planned Activities
  • Diversitat CALD Access And Equity Program
  • Community Partners Project
  • Diversitat Lunch & Laughter Group

Community Centre
9 -15 Clarence St ,
Geelong West, 3218
Ph: (03) 5222 7275 Fax: (03) 5222 5814

Training & Employment Services

Diversitat’s training organisation has established industry relationships that are based on the capacity to deliver cost effective training and the ability to meet the training needs of both the individual and the industry. We also provide quality work experience opportunities for participants to develop confidence and interpersonal skills, providing job seekers with opportunities to actively pursue and achieve sustainable employment.

Current services include:

  • Accredited courses (full qualifications)
  • Short courses
  • Traineeships
  • Australian Apprenticeship Access Programme (AAAP) ü
  • Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE)
  • Workplace Participation Partnerships ü (WPP)
  • Diversitat Apprenticeship/Traineeships Program
  • Diversitat Job Futures- Vocational Education & Training priority places program (VETPPP).

MLC Building
4 th Floor, 199 Moorabool St
Geelong , 3220
Ph: (03) 5224 2329 Fax: (03) 5224 2328

Diversitat Arts & Events

The Diversitat ARTS - Program produces, develops and supports locally produced arts activity within diverse community settings and brings these activities to mainstream audiences in an innovative, exciting, and contemporary way.

Current projects include:

  • Matchworks Pako Festa
  • FOLK, a series of Sunday concerts at GPAC
  • Activities for Harmony Day and International Refugee Day


Geelong West Office
153 Pakington St .
Geelong West, 3218
Ph: (03) 5221 6044 Fax: (03) 5223 2848

Community Enterprises

Creative Recycling

Diversitat Creative Recycling is a social enterprise committed to recycling clean industrial and commercial waste for use in art and craft projects. A major benefit of the project is the reduction of landfill.

2 Baylie Place , Geelong , 3220
Ph: (03) 5221 5421 Fax: (03) 5221 5429

Geelong Wholefoods

Geelong Wholefoods presents a shop brimming with fresh produce and foods of the world, an eat-in or takeaway café and a catering service with a smorgasbord of delights for all occasions.

2 Baylie Place , Geelong , 3220
Ph: (03) 5221 5421 Fax: (03) 5221 5429

94.7 The Pulse

A community radio station, 94.7 The Pulse’ is committed to providing the local community with timely and accurate information about what is happening in the Geelong region and to supporting local arts, music, theatre and community groups. The Pulse is the only provider in the Geelong region of Radio Broadcast training and The Geelong Media Education Centre is currently being developed at the same site.

68-70 Lt Ryrie St , Geelong , 3220
Ph: (03) 5222 5947 Fax: (03) 5229 6504


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