New Arrivals

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is proud of its multi-cultural population.  The region has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the State.  34,445 people who were living in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in 2011 were born overseas, and 30% arrived in Australia within 5 years prior to 2011.

The largest population groups are from the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany but more recently significant numbers of new settlers are from Vietnam, China and India.

The mixture of different cultural backgrounds provides an exciting range of experiences for all residents with foods, festivals, arts, languages, religions and celebrations from across the world.

Council is committed to addressing racism within the community and is a signatory to the “Racism. It Stops With Me” campaign and is a Refugee Welcome Zone.

The Community Connections booklet provides general information for new arrivals on council services in their area.  Produced by the Australian Refugee Association, in collaboration with seven metropolitan councils including the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, the guide provides new arrivals with information regarding basic Council services ranging from libraries to waste management, as well as information about how the three levels of government work in Australia.

The Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers booklet provides a comprehensive list of agencies that assist with settlement issues. Please note that the contact details for Kilburn Community Centre have changed. The phone number is 8405 6730 and email

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at
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