CoPP | GOV | CELEBRATING | Cultural Diversity Week 2023

[Edited extract from public address]

Let's celebrate the rich cultures that are represented in our wonderful community. activities and events for Cultural Diversity Week with Harmony Day on the 21 March 2023. 

Come Southside and take your taste buds on a tour around the world

Join us in celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with our online map of restaurants and cafes serving cuisine from across the globe. Visit old favourites and discover new flavours.

Support our multicultural communities and share the important role that food plays in preserving traditions. This event is presented by City of Port Phillip’s Multicultural Advisory Committee.

Enter to win
Snap and share a photo of your favourite food spot to Instagram using #SouthsideFlavours and #CulturalDiversityWeek from 11 March to 9 April and you’ll be in with a chance to win a meal.

You can use the map: Global flavours of the Southside - Google My Maps

Multicultural seniors’ groups recognition award

Hosted by the Mayor, this event on 15 March recognises the considerable contribution of our multicultural seniors’ groups who enable and support a dynamic diverse community.

The Mayor is presenting certificates of thanks to twenty-one multicultural seniors groups from across the City at a morning tea featuring choir and dance performances.

Welcome postcards

Know anyone new to the City? Share our new Welcome postcards, available in four languages, to welcome new residents and citizens to our wonderful City. Available from Port Phillip Libraries and Assist counters at the Town Halls.

Do you know about the City of Port Phillip’s Multicultural Advisory Committee?

Fourteen local residents from diverse backgrounds provide advice and advocacy to Council on multicultural issues and present a program celebrating for Cultural Diversity Week, Refugee Week and Welcoming Week.

The Committee welcomes feedback and ideas from the community. Contact the Diversity Officer

Multicultural Peace Day | Saturday 11 March from 11.30 am to 3 pm at St Kilda Town Hall

Multicultural Peace Day is a celebration of the diverse cultures and backgrounds in the community celebrating Cultural Diversity Week and the commemoration of Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). The event will showcase a range of cultural performances, including music, dance, as well as cultural booths where people can learn about each other’s traditions and promote peace and harmony within our community. Brazilian, Oromia, Indian, Hazara, Sudanese, Belgian and many more communities will share their cultures. Supported by the City of Port Phillip’s Multicultural Advisory Committee.

Space2b Social Design

The amazing community group Space 2b supporting newly arrived migrants and refugees and local, community based designers to come together to exchange knowledge, ideas and skills. Located at 144 Chapel Street, St Kilda.

Laneway Market | Sunday 26 March 2023 | 10.30am–3pm 
Laneway Market 2023 – Space2b Social Design

Exhibition | Morganna Magee: Distant Shores | 16 March to 12 May 2023
With paintings by Anahita, Howah, Rahila and Tadros


City of Port Phillip (CoPP)
Address: 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182