About Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI)

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.

Our strategies help organisations to develop policies, programs and services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of a diverse community.

The State 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.

On our website you can access information and resources to help you participate in all aspects of the social, economic and cultural life of our great State.

Western Australia is one of the most diverse States in Australia with almost one-third (31%) of our population born overseas. More than half (52%) have at least one parent born overseas and three-quarters (75%) identify that they have a non-Australian ancestry.

The Office of Multicultural Interests

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

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

Our policies and programs

Language services

The Western Australian Language Services Policy aims to ensure that language is not a barrier to services and programs for people who require assistance in English.

WA Language Services Policy

Community Grants Program

The Community Grants Program (CGP) empower culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia to design, deliver and partner on projects that address their needs.

Community Grants Program

Resources and publications

A wide range of resources and publications are available on the OMI website.

Services directory

The services directory provides contacts details for services available in Western Australia from government and non-government organisations and business groups in WA including arts, recreation and sport, family support and health.

Services directory

We welcome your feedback

OMI welcomes feedback from the community. If you have an important issue you would like to raise with us or have any queries regarding cultural diversity in Western Australia, please email harmony@omi.wa.gov.au

For more information about OMI initiatives and programs, please contact:

Office of Multicultural Interests
140 William Street Perth WA 6000
Telephone 61 8 6552 7300
Email harmony@omi.wa.gov.au

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Page reviewed 05 November 2021