Multicultural services

Multicultural services
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Multicultural services

Multicultural collection

Marrickville Library & History Services holds collections in Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Arabic. These collections include books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers.

Items in other languages

The State Library of NSW holds collections in more than 40 community languages. These collections are loaned free of charge to the people of NSW through the public library network.

Request items here


We regularly hold information events covering a wide area of subjects including: legal, tax, lifestyle and health. Events are held in English and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) languages for accessibility.

Consumer Law talks: Love shopping? Know your rightsYour shopping rights

These free talks cover refunds, consumer guarantees and warrantees. Every year Australians lose millions of dollars to the activities of scammers with online, mail, door-to-door and telephone scams. Protect yourself from scams, fake lotteries and more.

These talks in English and CALD languages are held in partnership with NSW Fair Trading.

  • English - Thursday 15 May 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Library
  • Greek - Tuesday 13 May 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Library
  • Chinese - Monday 19 May 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Library
  • Vietnamese - Tuesday 27 May 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Library

All welcome, no bookings are required.

Centrelink information talks

Held in partnership with Department of Human Services, the Centrelink information talks will cover the Commonwealth Seniors Health Care card, income and assets, rent assistance, the Centrelink Multilingual line, the bereavement allowance and more.

  • Greek - Friday 6 June 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Library
  • Arabic - Wednesday 11 June 10.30am - 12pm Herb Greedy Hall
  • Vietnamese - Tuesday 24 June 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Town Hall
  • Portuguese - Monday 7 July 10.30am - 12pm Herb Greedy Hall
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - Monday 21 July 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Town Hall
  • English - Tuesday 19 August 10.30am - 12pm Marrickville Library

All welcome, no bookings are required. If you have any queries or for more information, please call 9335 2173.

Multicultural services

For more information on services and resources offered click on the links below.

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