Cultural Diversity Week - 14 to 22 March 2015

IT’S never too early to start planning for Cultural Diversity Week and 2015 is shaping up to be the biggest and brightest yet!

Cultural Diversity Week is the biggest event on Victoria's multicultural calendar and in 2015 will run from 14 - 22 March.

Cultural Diversity Week is held annually to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March, and is an opportunity for all Victorians to come together to share their culture, faith and language.

The week kicks off with one of the most popular nights of the year, the Premier's Gala Dinner, and concludes with the spectacular Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival at Federation Square.

Each year during Cultural Diversity Week, hundreds of communities host their own events across Victoria to celebrate our diversity and the benefits that multiculturalism brings to our State.

What Cultural Diversity Week event or activity will you host in 2015? Start planning now and be sure to register your event with us online. Click on the link below to register your event.

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Cultural Diversity Week And Schools

THE VMC encourages all schools to participate in Cultural Diversity Week (CDW) and there are many ways that teachers can get their students involved. To help, we’ve developed a Teachers’ Resource Kit, to provide teachers with some inspiration for lesson plans, activities, excursions and events to explore themes around cultural diversity. Information on CDW 2015, including the Primary School Art Competition is available now. Click on the link below for more information.

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Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival 22 March 2015

THOUSANDS of people are again expected to gather at Federation Square in Melbourne on Sunday 22 March 2015 for the spectacular Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival. With music and dance across four stages, food, workshops, film, arts, crafts, a kids zone with free activities and face painting, and much more, this free public event is the ultimate celebration of Victoria's vibrant cultural diversity. Full details on festival performances and activities coming soon!

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Cultural Diversity Week Sponsorship

THE events of Cultural Diversity would not be possible without the help of our many sponsors and supporters. To find out how to contribute to Cultural Diversity Week, please contact the VMC on (03) 9651 0651.

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Premier's Gala Dinner - Tickets Sold Out!

THE Premier's Gala Dinner is a highlight of Cultural Diversity Week! Held at the Crown Palladium, and featuring a showcase of multicultural dance and performance, a spectacular and entertaining evening is guaranteed. In 2015, the Premier's Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 14 March.

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Promoting Your Cultural Diversity Week Event

IF your event is open to the public, promoting it in the local media and within your community is a vital step to ensuring as many people as possible have access to your activities. We have prepared a simple guide to help you promote your event and gain maximum media exposure. Click on the link below for more information.

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Events Calendar

  • 15 Mar

    Commonwealth Bank Queen Victoria Market Turkish Pazar Festival

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  • 15 Mar

    The 12th Thai Culture And Food Festival

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  • 14 Mar

    Hobsons Bay Cultural Diversity Week Celebrations - Program Now Avaialble

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  • 08 Mar

    Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival

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Register Your Cultural Diversity Week Event Here