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Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence honour individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to strengthening Victoria’s multicultural community. 

Now in their 16th year, the awards are presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission on behalf of the Victorian Government.

The prestigioius awards highlight paid and voluntary work across 10 categories covering the areas of business, government, education, youth, media and policing.

Previous Awards for Excellence have been presented to Victorians who value diversity, including people from migrant and refugee backgrounds – who have made a positive impact in strengthening multiculturalism in our state.

Nominations for Victoria's Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2017 have now closed.

All nominators and successful nomineeds will recieve notification of the outcome by email or by post. Notifications are expected to be sent in October 2017.

The Awards will be presented at a ceremony later in the year to be attended by high-profile Victorian dignitaries, community leaders and the families and friends of recipients. 

Awards categories

Find out more about each of the Awards categories below.




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Previous Awards

In 2016, 170 nominations were submitted across 12 categories, with 19 individuals and organisations receiving awards and a further 77 receiving certificates of merit.