Discover facts, resources and health & wellbeing information from Clubs WA and our partners about the mental, social and physical benefits of being a part of your community club.
A Guide for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Participation in WA Community Clubs
This particular Clubs WA handbook focuses on helping clubs become more welcoming and understanding environments for culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) groups.
The My Club, My Community project is about helping to further connect clubs and community by promoting community sport, social and cultural clubs as inclusive and cultural hubs – ultimately bringing together Western Australia’s vibrant multicultural communities.
Department of Sport & Recreation:
Inclusive organisations directory
The Department of Sport & Recreation (DSR) has developed a directory of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community groups and inclusive organisations across Western Australia. You can view this list on the DSR website by following the below link.
Download Culture & Religion Information Sheets
The Office of Multicultural Interests, in partnership with key WA religious leaders has produced a number of valuable information sheets and some of our key cultures and religions. These information sheets are a valuable tool for Western Australian clubs and associations, and offer information on food, drink and fasting; body language and behaviour; medical; and counselling and interviews.
Via the link below you can view information sheets on the following religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Diverse WA: Cultural Competency Training
For working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The course is available for staff Western Australian public sector and local government agencies and not-for-profit organisations that have signed a user agreement with the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI). Please register online for access to the material. If you any enquiries regarding registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a club for your mental health
Becoming a member of a sport or recreation club provides opportunities to meet new people and form close and
lasting friendships. A sense of belonging and being connected to others contributes to good mental health.
‘On the Road’ safety for visitors to WA
The Road Safety Commission has launched a series of seven multilingual road safety booklets for international drivers who come to visit or work in Western Australia.
The booklets, which are available in Italian, German, Mandarin, Malay, Korean, French and English, aim to educate visitors on Western Australian road rules, as well as our unique road conditions.
The Road Safety Commission produced the ‘On the Road’ booklets after being approached by the Italian consulate, after an Italian man tragically lost his life in a road crash in the South West in 2017.
The ‘On the Road’ booklets can be downloaded from www.rsc.wa.gov.au/Your-Safety/Safety-Topics/Visitors-to-WA.
Multicultural Focus Football
In the world’s game every round is Multicultural Round!
Are people from your community or friends interested in playing regular competitive football?
Many emerging community groups are already involved in Football West competitions.
If you are interested in joining, contact the friendly staff at Football West.
Join us for Harmony Week: 15-21 March 2018
Harmony Week is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural State.
The week runs from 15–21 March every year and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA's wealth of cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity.
Harmony Week is a State Government multicultural community relations initiative
Sport is an integral part of Australia's way of life. Sport provides a range of physical, mental and social benefits. It provides an opportunity to improve your health and fitness, meet new people and develop friendships.
For newly-arrived young people, participating in sport provides an opportunity to be a part of Australian society and to find a safe place to develop and strengthen English skills.
The Department of Sport & Recreation has made available, 'Tip Sheets' in Arabic, Dari, Dinka, English, Karen and Swahili, for newly-arrived young people who might want to join a local sport or social club.
BElong for health & happiness
Being a part of a club (whether as an employee, volunteer, member or player) provides a chance to turn a favourite hobby or new interest into an opportunity to meet new
people, learn new skills, and keep mentally agile.
Handy Tips When Working With CaLD Groups
When comparing structured sports to social physical activity, participation rates by CaLD communities are relatively lower than people born in Australia.
There is great potential for sporting associations and clubs to expand their membership by encouraging people of diverse backgrounds to join and participate. The Department of Sport & Recreation's 'tip sheet' outlines the benefits of becoming an inclusive club as well as practical strategies to assist you.
2017s Tournaments include:
- Perth African Nations Cup brought to you by Perth African Nations Football Council INC (January)
- World Refugee Day Tournament brought to you by Organisation of African Communities WA (June)
- Africa Down Under Tournament (September)
- Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre’s Multicultural Indoor Soccer Tournament (September)
- Perth Amateur World Cup, brought to you by Latin American Association of WA (October/November)
- Perth Asian Cup (October/November)
- Sudan Cup
- South Sudan Cup
The cultural advantage of diversifying boards
The Office of Multicultural Interests' Leadership & Governance Program has been developed to tap into the large pool of talent within our multicultural communities. This program will assist participants in developing the knowledge and skills to apply for Boards and Committees.
For more information or to register for this program, please click on the button below.
Volunteer for health & Happiness
Everyone has different motivations to volunteer. Some people get a buzz out of knowing that they have made a
difference to people’s lives. For others, volunteering gives them a chance to step outside their comfort zone and
challenge themselves. Others are passionate about a cause and want to contribute to making a positive change in the