Recognising outstanding multicultural Victorians

Nominations are open for the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence.

Victorians are encouraged to honour the remarkable people and organisations that help make our state a multicultural success story.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence and Victorian Multicultural Commission chairperson Viv Nguyen have announced that nominations are open for the Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence.

The annual awards, now in their 20th year, include 15 categories, covering issues such as community harmony, business, education and early childhood, local government, arts, health and emergency services.

The awards also include the community response and recovery category – introduced in 2020 to acknowledge the remarkable efforts of those who have assisted during the response to the pandemic.

“The Multicultural Awards for Excellence recognise the many ways Victorians are supporting one another, and provide an opportunity to publicly acknowledge some of the truly inspiring people and organisations who champion diversity,” Ms Nguyen said.

“Our diversity enriches our lives across all areas of society.”

Victorians can be nominated for either paid or voluntary work, and award recipients will be honoured in a ceremony hosted by the Victorian Multicultural Commission later in the year.

For more information about awards eligibility and how to nominate, visit

Nominations close Sunday 5 September, and individuals can self-nominate.