VMC | UPDATING | Register your interest for the 2023 Multicultural Gala Dinner, stay protected during a heatwave this summer and more | Tuesday 10 January 2023

[Edited extract from public address]

Happy New Year!

Message from the Acting Chairperson

I hope everyone enjoyed time with loved ones this holiday season. It's exhilarating to say goodbye to one year, and start another with brand new goals and aspirations. 

In the last year, we've achieved so much that we are proud of, and we could not have done this without your support. We hope all multicultural communities continue to celebrate, advocate, and work together in 2023.

There are many exciting things happening this year, including the Victorian Multicultural Commission's 2023 program of events. We warmly invite you and your community to participate in these events, including by registering your interest to attend the upcoming Victorian Multicultural Gala Dinner

I'd like to also remind everyone to stay well this summer with the latest COVID-19 health advice. The weather is warmer, and this means we are more likely to gather frequently and in large numbers, so let's protect each other by following these guidelines and enjoy the rest of the summer. 

I wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous 2023. 
Bwe Thay, Acting Chairperson

VIC | VMC | CALLING | Expressions of Interest for 2023 Multicultural Gala Dinner

Expressions of interest are open for the 2023 Victorian Multicultural Gala Dinner (the Gala Dinner), to be held Saturday 11 March 2023 during Cultural Diversity Week.

Proudly presented by the VMC, the Gala Dinner is an annual celebration of Victoria's diverse and powerful multicultural communities.

Register your interest today as an individual or organisation, to be considered for the first round of ticket offers for the event. If you are successful, you will be contacted in February 2023. 

VIC | GOV | HEARING | Your say: Diverse Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework and Blueprint | responses due by Wednesday 18 January 2023

The Department of Health is seeking feedback from people and organisations in Victoria to support the development of the Diverse Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework and Blueprint.

The Framework is a ten year plan to support the mental health of people with disability, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 

Individuals or organisations are invited to complete a "Toolkit", and share what is needed to improve the wellbeing of culturally diverse communities.

VIC | MCG | GATHERING | Multicultural Comedy Gala - tickets available now!

Tickets are now available for the Multicultural Comedy Gala (MCG), featuring a star-studded line up of Australian comedians sharing stories from around the world.

The Comedy Gala is a hilarious celebration of diversity and multicultural Australian identity, with shows that leave you captivated, connected, and smiling at our proudly inclusive heritage.

The tour will commence in March 2023 at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham, with regional and metropolitan Melbourne dates available.

VIC | GOV | PROTECTING | Your community during extreme heat

Summer is officially here, and once again we can expect days of extreme heat. Extreme heat and heatwaves kill more people than any natural disaster in Australia. 

The Victorian Government has developed the Survive the heat campaign to raise awareness of the risks extreme heat poses to the health of all Victorians. 

Translated resources have also been developed for partners, organisations and community groups to help you raise awareness of extreme heat through your networks. 

VIC | BOITE | Upcoming events

The Boite is Victoria's iconic multicultural music organisation that supports artists from over 100 cultural backgrounds. Throughout the year, they present unique cultural experiences, foster cultural understanding, and encourage active community participation in the arts.

The 2023 program is now available on their website, which includes festivals, events, radio programs, music releases and performances from 25 January 2023. 

Book your tickets today to support Victoria's impressive and diverse multicultural arts community. 

Coronavirus hotline 


Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC)
Address: Level 3, 1 Macarthur Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9651 5901