Office of Multicultural Affairs

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The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides strategic advice to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs on issues affecting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.



About Us

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides strategic advice to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs on issues affecting people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The aim of this advice is to promote multiculturalism in the ACT - multiculturalism is the right of all Canberrans to express and share their cultural heritage


within the Territory's legal and social frameworks and to contribute to, and participate in, all levels of public life without prejudice or discrimination.


Current News

If you have a Protection Visa Acknowledgement (PVA) letter from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) then you are eligible for an ACT Services Access Card image.

If you are eligible, you are able to get a card for you and each of your family members for a period of three months. ACT Services Access Card for Asylum Seekers


Publications

ACT Languages Policy

ACT Languages Policy [PDF 192KB][Word 120KB][PDF Designer 1.2MB]

ACT Languages Discussion Paper [PDF 448KB] [RTF 209KB]

Multicultural Directory of the ACT

To view the Muticultural Directory of the ACT 2008 -2009 [PDF 314KB]


PLEASE NOTE - The details in this directory may have changed since its publication. Please contact us on 6207 0555 or email if you would like to update your details or if your organisation is not listed.

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Multicultural Awards

Minister of Multicultural Affairs Mrs Joy Burch MLA, has recognised and rewarded collectively the multicultural champions in the Canberra region at the 2012 Australian Capital Territory Multicultural Awards, which acknowledge those individuals, organisations, educational providers, government,


businesses and the media who help make tremendous contributions the ACT community through their work across the spectrum of Multicultural activities - in arts, sports, schools, health, information provision, law, human rights, the environment and more.

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