Cultural Diversity Week
Victorians from all backgrounds united for a week of exciting activities and events in celebration of Cultural Diversity Week, 16 to 24 March 2013.
The ever popular Premier's Gala Dinner kicked off the week in style at the Crown Palladium on Saturday 16 March. To mark the end of the week, tens of thousands of people gathered at Federation Square in Melbourne on Sunday 24 March for the spectacular Viva Victoria festival.
Cultural Diversity Week is an opportunity for Victorians to come together to share aspects of their culture, faith and language, and celebrate the benefits multiculturalism brings to our State.
All Victorians are encouraged to participate in an established event, or to organise their own activity to mark the week. Communities, organisations and schools who are hosting activities can register their events with the VMC. Click on the links below for more information.
Cultural Diversity Week and Schools
The VMC encourages all schools to participate in Cultural Diversity Week 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.more>
Viva Victoria is a free one-day festival of spectacular musical and dance performances at Federation Square. With music and dance across four stages, food, workshops, fashion, 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 awesome cultural diversity.more>
The Premier's Gala Dinner
A highlight of Cultural Diversity Week is the Premier's Gala Dinner at the Crown Palladium. This is always a spectacular and memorable night.more>
Registering your Cultural Diversity Week event
You too can host your very own Cultural Diversity Week 2014 event and help spread the word by using our Cultural Diversity Week logos to brighten your event and brand it as part of Cultural Diversity Week.more>
Cultural Diversity Week Calendar of Events
Lots of events happen around Victoria during Cultural Diversity Week. Check here in early 2014 for our online calendar of registered events.
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.more>