Nominations are now open to celebrate the many champions of multiculturism in Western Australia.
The WA Multicultural Awards recognise individuals and organisations who have made a positive contribution to multiculturalism in WA.
Awards will be presented in 11 categories:
- Arts Award
- Business Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Laksiri Jayasuriya Lifetime Community Service Award
- Local Government Award
- Outstanding Individual Achievement Award
- Premier’s Community Response and Recovery Award
- Public Sector Award
- Sir Ronald Wilson Leadership Award
- Sportsperson of the Year Award
- Youth Award
The WA Multicultural Awards include categories for individual, community, business, and government to cover those working at a grassroots level, to organisations incorporating the principles of multiculturalism in their day-to-day business.
Administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests, the awards will be presented at a gala ceremony on Tuesday, 14 March 2023.
Nominations close at midnight on Sunday, 15 January 2023.
Nomination forms can be downloaded or completed online, and are available at: www.omi.wa.gov.au/WAMulticulturalAwards
As stated by Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Tony Buti:
“I am pleased to call for nominations for the 2023 Western Australian Multicultural Awards, which celebrate individuals, community organisations, businesses, local governments, and public sector agencies that make significant positive impacts in the lives of Western Australians.
“The WA Government recognises multiculturalism as one of WA’s greatest strengths – and these awards provide an opportunity to recognise and thank those who play a vital part in ensuring that cultural diversity in WA is supported and fostered.
“I urge everyone to nominate an individual or organisation that has championed multiculturalism, and demonstrated their commitment to capacity building, inclusivity, and equity.
“The WA Multicultural Awards will recognise the outstanding work being done across the State to support and promote multiculturalism.”