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Do you know someone who is a champion of multiculturalism in WA? Perhaps you know about an initiative that promotes social cohesion and cultural diversity? ​

Launching the awards, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia CSC MLA said the awards are an opportunity to recognise individuals and organisations who support, promote and champion multiculturalism in Western Australia.

"I'm thrilled to launch the Western Australian Multicultural Awards, which will be a key part of Harmony Week in 2020," he said. 

"Behind Western Australia's dynamic multicultural community is an army of people who volunteer their time and expertise in community groups, support programs and events.

"There are businesses who understand and harness the benefits of cultural diversity and there are everyday Western Australians who bring their diverse backgrounds, cultures and faiths to enhance and enrich our State for everyone."

Nominations are invited for the following eight categories:

  • ​​Outstanding Individual Achievement Award
  • Laksiri Jayasuriya Lifetime Community Service Award
  • Multicultural Youth Award
  • New and Emerging Community Leadership Award
  • Community Organisation Award
  • Multicultural Business Award
  • Communications Award
  • Local Government Award.

Nominations close at 4.00pm on Monday 20 January 2020.

More information and nomination forms for the Western Australian Multicultural Awards 2020 are available from the ​ Office of Multicultural Interests website.


Page reviewed 20 October 2020