Multicultural Canberra

Everyone is welcome here.

Canberra is a city of many cultures. We celebrate diversity.

Celebrate diversity at the National Multicultural Festival 

Our annual National Multicultural Festival, or the ‘multi-culti’ as it’s affectionately known, is a highlight in our events calendar. While right now, public gatherings are restricted, this is usually one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity in Australia. The festival promotes social inclusion and equality of opportunity in our city. It showcases the international food, entertainment and culture that enriches Canberra. 

More than a quarter of Canberrans are from overseas

One in four of us speaks a language other than English. When Canberrans were polled, more than 90% agreed it’s good for society to have different cultures. 

Canberra is part of the Welcoming Cities Network. We’re the only Australian state or territory to be a refugee welcome zone.

We offer support to people from all cultures

Our Multicultural Hub supports migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the ACT & region with settlement services. It also offers a range of services to support women, youth and aged care.

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