About us

The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) is a division of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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Its key role is to advise the Minister on the development of State Government policies and programs to achieve the full potential of multiculturalism.

OMI develops strategies that include everyone—culturally diverse communities, the wider community, business and industry groups, government and non-government agencies—to help develop a society that values and maximises the benefits of its cultural diversity. Its strategies assist organisations to develop policies, programs and services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of a diverse community.

OMI provides information, advice, funding, training and support to communities and community organisations to help build strong communities that maintain and share their diverse cultures and participate actively in all aspects of Western Australian life.

The WA Government proudly acknowledges and celebrates our cultural diversity as one of our State’s great strengths and actively plans for a future that captures its potential.

Strategic plan

The OMI Strategic Plan 2014–2018 guides our progress towards achieving this p​​​otential.​


OMI is not responsible for citizenship (naturalisation), visa or immigration matters. For information about immigration or becoming an Australian citizen, please contact the Department of Home Affairs on 13 18 81.​​​

Page reviewed 19 October 2021