2018 ACT Multicultural Awards

The 2018 Multicultural Awards are now open.

These awards acknowledge the outstanding contributions of those who, in the past 12 months, have actively supported cultural diversity and made a significant impact in promoting community harmony.

The five award categories include:


The Australian Capital Territory Multicultural Awards recognise the valuable contributions and efforts of Canberrans who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive community, and those who are committed to increasing community awareness of the benefits of multiculturalism in the ACT.

The awards aim to:

Nomination and Eligibility Requirements

Linking with other Awards

All nominees will be entered for consideration for the Australian in the Year Awards, unless the nominee requests otherwise.

Nominee details will be forwarded for consideration for other ACT Government Awards when it is recognised that they have made contributions relevant to other ACT Government Awards, unless the nominator or nominee requests otherwise.

Award Categories

Categories in which you may nominate individuals or organisations:

Outstanding Volunteer Award for Services to the Community

The award is for an individual who has demonstrated outstanding volunteering efforts in the community in the past 12 months by:

Organisational Excellence Award for Services to the Community through social enterprise, business, the public sector or education

This award is for social enterprises, businesses, educational services or government agencies which have in the past 12 months benefited the community through:

ACT Multicultural Champion of the Year Award

This award is for an individual or organisation for their dedication to enhancing cultural diversity in the capital in the past 12 months through:

ACT Multicultural Honour Roll Award

This award recognises:

Outstanding Excellence Award in the area of Creative Services and Experiences for the Community through Art, Media or Culture.

This award is for individuals or organisations which have made an outstanding contribution to promoting multiculturalism in the ACT community through art, media or cultural activities in the past 12 months by:

How to prepare and submit your nomination

To nominate an individual or an organisation, follow the steps below:

Staff from the ACT Office for Multicultural Affairs can provide support and guidance in the nomination process.

Contact us on 6205 2249 or email: MulticulturalCentre@act.gov.au