Multicultural Business Award

The Multicultural Business Award recognises businesses which provide outstanding service to multicultural communities in Victoria and are leading the way in encouraging diversity in their workplace.

For newly-arrived migrants and refugees, workforce participation and easy access to culturally-appropriate services are both crucial in developing a sense of belonging and purpose in their new home. As such, the business community plays a crucial role in fostering cultural harmony, and this award shines a light on inspiring examples of corporate social responsibility in the multicultural space.

Selection Criteria

A profile of a nominee includes:

  • develops innovative internal practices which demonstrate the benefits of multiculturalism,
  • implements effective business practices to increase employment opportunities for people from multicultural backgrounds,
  • uses innovative marketing and communications strategies to engage multicultural audiences in the Victorian community with their service or product, or
  • uses a multilingual workforce to engage the diverse Victorian community.


Businesses and organisations whose focus is the inclusion of cultural diversity within their workforce. Self-nominations accepted.

Nominations are due midnight, Monday 28 August 2017.

Submit your nomination for the Multicultural Business Award.

  • See other award categories.
  • Read our recent story with staff from St Vincent's Hospital, winner of the 2016 Multicultural Business Award, about their personalised approach to caring for culturally and religiously diverse patients.