CALD Resources


CALD is an acronym that refers to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals who were either born overseas, or whose parents/or grandparents were born overseas, and speak a language other than English at home.


Culturally Sensitive Practice in Out of Home Care

A Good Practice Guide to supporting children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Out Of Home Care.


Bilingual Books

Purchasing or borrowing books, toys and other entertainment material provides a source of cultural information for both carers and children. A large range of bilingual and multicultural books and music are available through the websites below:


Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates

The information in this calendar is presented in good faith. The calendar is not exhaustive of all events that are celebrated around the world and should be considered a guide only. Calendar users should seek further advice regarding particular events from the communities concerned. Also see the Victorian Multicultural Commission Events Calendar.


Community Language Schools

For more information on a community language school in your area, click here.


Cultural Clubs in Melbourne & Victoria

CALD children in care should be supported to maintain links with their culture, religion and language. Establishing regular contact with people from the same cultural background will enhance this connection.

Cultural Playgroups

These playgroups are places where parents and carers meet to participate in activities that encourage their child’s development and social skills; as well as interacting with people from similar cultural backgrounds.


Useful Resources