Cultural Diversity Week - 14 to 22 March 2015

This year's Cultural Diversity Week ran from 15 to 23 March 2014.

The ever popular Premier's Gala Dinner kicked off Cultural Diversity Week at Crown Palladium on Saturday 15 March 2014.

To mark the end of the week, tens of thousands of people gathered at Federation Square in Melbourne on Sunday 23 March 2014 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.

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Viva Victoria Festival - 22 March 2015

Tens of thousands of people gathered at Federation Square in Melbourne on Sunday 23 March 2014 for the spectacular Viva Victoria Festival. 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.

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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.

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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 - 14 March 2015

A highlight of Cultural Diversity Week is the Premier's Gala Dinner at the Crown Palladium. This is always a spectacular and memorable night. In 2014, the Premier's Gala Dinner was held on Saturday 15 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.

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Events Calendar

  • 07 Nov

    WYRIN 25th Year Annual General Meeting and Celebration

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  • 30 Oct

    The 2014 VLGMIN Forum

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  • 26 Oct

    Absolutely Everybody Loves Broadway

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  • 26 Oct

    Carlton Italian Festa

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