Cultural Diversity Week

Every March, we bring Victorians together to celebrate, share and embrace our state's cultural diversity.

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest multicultural celebration with events held in Melbourne and across Victoria.

In 2020, the Week will be held from 21 – 29 March under the theme ‘Curiosity. Conversation. Community.’

We plan to bring people together to not only celebrate Victoria’s diversity, but to also spark their curiosity about culture and about each other. We plan to lead a conversation about multiculturalism, what it means in 2020 and to showcase how it strengthens our community.

We invite you to join the conversation, attend one of our events or host your own!

Victorian Multicultural Commission Cultural Diversity Week 2019 crowd

When is it held?

Cultural Diversity Week is held in March every year to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day on 21 March.

Our programs and events

In 2020, the Premier’s Gala Dinner will be held on 21 March and Victoria’s Multicultural Festival will be held on 29 March. Culture Waves will be reimagined as a stand-alone event in April. The Multicultural Film Festival will be held in May and will incorporate a short film competition for school students. More details will be announced in early 2020.

Find out what happened at our 2019 events:


Interested in showing your organisation’s support for diversity? Find out more:

We’d love to explore how we can work together. Contact us at

We sincerely thank our 2019 sponsors for their generous contributions and support.

Cultural Diversity Week is proudly presented by the Victorian Multicultural Commission with support from the Victorian Government.

Reviewed 07 November 2019

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