Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and refugee communities

More than 55,200 people living in South Eastern NSW are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The area has long been a place of settlement for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers [1].

New migrants and people CALD backgrounds commonly experience a range of language barriers and hardships that can have major implications on health status and the delivery of health care.

Your local HealthPathways site for Illawarra Shoalhaven or ACT & Southern NSW provides comprehensive clinical information for CALD and refugee communities, including links to multicultural health services. You can also find further information by clicking the tiles below.

Need an interpreter? Call Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National on 131 450 or visit