Auburn is one of the most culturally diverse Local Government Areas in Sydney, with more than 67 languages spoken by residents from 124 countries. Auburn is also the destination for many migrants and refugees when they first arrive in Australia.
Auburn has a vibrant community sector and a high rate of volunteering. There are over 170 community organisations based here, 75% of which are run wholly by volunteers without any regular source of funding. Many are ethno-specific organisations run by small and emerging migrant and refugee communities.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the SEIFA Index of Disadvantage 2011, Auburn City is the second most disadvantaged area in the Sydney area.
It is not possible for Council alone to meet all community needs, so we develop collaborative working partnerships, share resources and strengthen community assets and networks.