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Multicultural Policy Framework

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Western Australian Multicultural Policy Framework (WA MPF) ​was endorsed by Cabinet in February 2020. It translates the principles and objectives of the Western Australian Charter of Multiculturalism into three multicultural policy priorities for WA public sector agencies:​

  1. Harmonious and inclusive communities
  2. Culturally responsive policies, programs and services
  3. Economic, social, cultural, civic and political participation.​​
The WA MPF complements existing State Government policies and frameworks such as the:

Implementing the MPF

Resources are available to help public sector agencies explore ideas and strategies to implement the WA MPF.

Please contact the Office of Multicultural Interests if you have any questions or would like to discuss ideas in relation to the Framework.


Phone: (08) 6551 8700​​​​

Tools and resources

The following website links may be useful in relation to the Policy Priority areas.

Policy priority 1: Harmonious and inclusive communities

  • Cultural calendar
  • Diverse WA - Cultural competency training for working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Policy priority 2: Culturally responsive policies, programs and services

Policy priority 3: Economic, social, cultural, civic and political participation

 Other useful links

Cultural competency and interpreter training

Professional services and information are available to learn about cultural competency and how to use interpreters and translators.

The Office of Multicultural Interests does not hold a register of all providers who provide training. However, the following are some organisations that currently provide training:

Cultural competency training

Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre – Training and Capacity Building in Cultural Competence

Association for Services to Torture and Trauma (ASeTTs) – Developing Cultural Competency 

Working with interpreters and translators

Please contact the organisations directly to find out about next training dates.

You can also contact your Human Resources Department who may have a list of training options already available.​