VMC declined gifts, benefits and hospitality register for 2022-23

This is a list of details that Victorian Multicultural Commissioners declined offers of gifts, benefits or hospitality for 2022-23.

No.Date of offerDescription of the gift, benefit or hospitalityName of organisation providing the offerDecision
11/09/2022Office for Women in Sport and Recreation & RMIT - Making Ground: The Participation of Muslim Girls in Sport RMITDeclined
21/19/23Chinese New year 2023 - Chinese MuseumChinese MuseumDeclined
31/22/23Maghe Sankranti 2023Magar Samaj Victoria Inc.Declined
41/24/23Dinner with the eminent Mr. Peter Varghese AOExecutive Wealth (of the Mind) CircleDeclined
51/26/23AVA's Australia Day Community EventAustralian Vietnamese Arts Inc.Declined
61/29/23Australia Day Dinner Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Victoria Declined
72/3/23Official opening of Oak Leaf Education Institute (cooking school)Obo Okami Japanese RestaurantsDeclined
84/03/20232023 Bendigo Holi FestivalIndian Association of Bendigo IncDeclined
95/03/2023Miss South Asia Australia pageant The committee for Sri Lanka Declined
108/03/2023Hume Council 2023 International women's DayHume City CouncilDeclined
118/03/2023AGAPI Care International Women's DayAGAPI Care IncDeclined
128/03/2023International Women's Day afternoon teaNational Council of Jewish Women of Australia Victoria (NCJWA Vic)Declined
1311/03/2023FIWAA IWD 2023 event & its 20 Year completion milestoneFederation of Indian Women’s Associations in Australia (FIWAA) IncDeclined
1411/03/2023Holi Festival at Shiva Vishnu Temple Hindu Society of Victoria (Australia) IncDeclined
1513/03/2023Moomba ParadeMelbourne CouncilDeclined
1615/03/2023Fr Frank Brennan's book launch on the VoiceCardinal Knox CentreDeclined
1717/03/2023Yarra River Cruise EventMelbourne Guangzhou Friendships Association IncDeclined
1817/03/2023GSSC Harmony Week ConcertGreater Shepparton Secondary CollegeDeclined
1918/03/2023High teaIndian Business Women Network IncDeclined
2019/03/2023IOV DIVAS VIP 2023Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and Jewish Youth Movement Declined
2121/03/2023Reducing Racism in Greater Bendigo' Forum City of Greater Bendigo Declined
2221/03/2023Cultural Diversity Gala at Pelican ChildcarePelican childcare CraigieburnDeclined
2321/03/2023Harmony Day film screening - Nuestras Voces/ Our Voices - Latin Stories Australia The Essential Services Commission (ESC)Declined
2422/03/2023Hindu Nav VarshVerdict Global LimitedDeclined
2523/03/2023Meet and greet with Ukrainian MPsAustralian Federation of Ukrainian OrganisationsDeclined
2624/03/20232nd Annual Grecian BallThe Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and VictoriaDeclined
2724/03/20232023 IFTAR dinnerBell St Mall Traders Association (BSMTA) and Himilo Community ConnectDeclined
2825/03/2023Touch Footy World Cup Australian Football InternationalDeclined
2925/03/2023Celebrating International Women’s DayAustralian Asian Business Women’s Association (AABWA) / Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia (NCCA) / Korean Women's International Network (KOWIN)Declined
3025/03/2023North Melbourne- Holi CelebsMARG FoundationDeclined
3125/03/2023Koala Women's - Celebrating outstanding mother's role model and the achievements in the communityChollo Community in Australia IncDeclined
3226/03/2023Rajasthani Gangaur UtsavRajasthani Kutumb of VictoriaDeclined
3326/03/2023Indian Street FestivalHindi NiketanDeclined
3430/03/2023AMBC Victoria Women's Event Australia Malaysia Business CouncilDeclined
3530/03/2023Melbourne Food & Wine Festivals' "Very French Affair" luncheon French Consulate MelbourneDeclined
361/04/2023Artist Talk : The Orbis-Anica Gikovska | Sticks & Stones-Paul KalembaHume City CouncilDeclined
371/04/2023Iftar by ASHCCAustralian Saay Harari Association Declined
381/04/2023Iftar dinnerIslamic circle of Australia Newzealand Declined
392/04/2023Bhartiya Nav-varsh - Vikram samvat 2080Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan Inc. (DJJS)Declined
404/04/2023AMWCHR’s Annual Women’s IftarAustralian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR)Declined
415/04/2023Bastille Day French FestivalBastille Day French Festival MelbourneDeclined
428/04/2023Iftar dinner by ALFAustralia Light Foundation Declined
4312/04/2023Ramadan iftar Dinner by SCISomali Community IncDeclined
4413/04/2023Iftar dinnerUMMA Centre - Doncaster Mosque Declined
4515/04/2023South Asian New Year CelebrationBenalla Migrants Association Inc.Declined
4615/04/2023Iftar Dinner CelebrationsAhmadiyya Muslim Association of Victoria in collaboration with the Hampton Park Uniting Church and Casey Multifaith Network Declined
4718/04/2023IftarSwinburne Islamic SocietyDeclined
4818/04/2023Iftar by AACCIAustralia Arab Chamber of Commerce & IndustryDeclined
4926/04/2023Invisible Republic' Documentary ScreeningArmenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Melbourne ChapterDeclined
5027/04/2023Eid festival at Pelican ChildcarePelican childcare CraigieburnDeclined
5129/04/2023TMSS - 25th anniversary celebrationTulsi Manas Satsang Sanstha of Vic Inc Declined
5229/04/2023The Inaugural Celebration of PRD LegalBakhtar Community OrganisationDeclined
5330/04/2023The First Day of May our traditional The Hellenic Women’s Network Vic Heliades IncDeclined
5430/04/2023Labour DayThe Federation of Greek Elderly Citizen Clubs and The Hellenic Women’s Federation of Victoria Declined
553/05/2023Polish Constitution DayCommemorative Committee of Victoria, AustraliaDeclined
563/05/20233rd of May 1791 Polish Constitution Day DinnerThe 3rd of May 1791 Polish Constitution Day Commemorative Committee of Victoira, AustraliaDeclined
576/05/202375th Anniversary of the Malta-Australia Migration AgreementMaltese Community Council of Victoria Inc.Declined
586/05/2023Art exhibition, "LEST WE FORGET AFGHANISTAN"Bakhtar Commuity OrganisationDeclined
596/05/20232023 Upava Cultural DayUganda the Pearl of Africa Victoria Association IncDeclined
607/05/2023The 12 Hour Soccer MarathonMelbourne Victory FC and Afghan Women National TeamDeclined
619/05/2023Europe Day ReceptionItalian Consulate GeneralDeclined
6211/05/2023Community Dinner Initiatives of Change AustraliaDeclined
6313/05/2023Victorian United Nations Day of VesakVictorian United Nations Day of Vesak Inc and Victoria's Buddhist Community Celebrating Vesak TogetherDeclined
6413/05/2023Marathi Family Comedy NatakAB Entertainment Declined
6513/05/2023Community Eid celebrationBukjehDeclined
6614/05/2023Tamil New Year CelebrationMelbourne Muthamizh Mandram IncDeclined
6715/05/2023Volunteer Open DayMental Health Foundation AustraliaDeclined
6816/05/2023Governor’s Performance Series: VCA Variety Show Government HouseDeclined
6918/05/2023Volunteer Civic ReceptionHume CouncilDeclined
7020/05/2023Bulgari in MelbourneAssociation "Bulgari in Melbourne"Declined
7120/05/2023AMCF Autumn at Queen Victoria MarketAfrican Music and Cultural Festival (AMCF)Declined
7220/05/20232567th Birth Anniversary of Gautama BuddhaIndian Buddhist CommunityDeclined
7321/05/2023Flores de Mayo and SantacruzanGawad Kalinga AustraliaDeclined
7425/05/2023Voice to Parliament and the future of CountryConversation at the Crossroads Declined
7526/05/2023Shabbat Dinner InvitationArc CentreDeclined
7627/05/2023BACH VIET DANCE concertBach Viet Dance (BVD)Declined
7727/05/2023IPYG Peace Walk in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of World PeaceHeavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of LightDeclined
7828/05/2023Halkidikeon Association Aristotelis O Stagiritis Commemoration Day and Wreath LayingHalkidikeon Aristotelis O Stagiritis and Hal-kidikeon Elderly ClubDeclined
7930/05/2023Governor's Oration - The Contributions of Governors’ SpousesThe Governor of VictoriaDeclined
805/06/2023AMEP 75th Anniversary CelebrationAdult Migrant English Program Declined
817/06/2023Older, Not Alone campaign launchCOTA Victoria and Seniors Rights Victoria, along with the Victorian Government and the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)Declined
828/06/2023Department of Education’s Victorian Global Learning Awards (VGLAs)Department of EducationDeclined
839/06/2023International Yoga Day for KidsFederation of Indian Associations of Victoria Declined
8414/06/2023Masterclass with Daniel AldrichEmergency Management VictoriaDeclined
8514/06/2023Melbourne Chinatown Association 1-Year CelebrationMelbourne Chinatown AssociationDeclined
8616/06/2023SMRC 30 years of anniversarySourthern Migrant and Refugee CentreDeclined
8719/06/2023Round table at Parliament House with Sister Jayanti by Victor PertonSister JayantiDeclined
8820/06/2023Filipinas in Sport' Event with National Philippines Women's Basketball Team Australian-Filipino Community ServicesDeclined
8921/06/2023Forum: Engaging Multicultural Women and Girls in SportCMSport & VicsportDeclined
9021/06/2023MyHeart InitiativeAustralian Malaysia Business Council and TalentCorp MalaysiaDeclined
9122/06/2023World Refugee Day - Finding Freedom for HumanityHOST InternationalDeclined
9223/06/2023Multicultural Eid Event 2023Society for Women Empowerment & Recognition in AustraliaDeclined
9328/06/2023International Meet and Greet Networking EventCity of MelbourneDeclined
9429/06/2023Managing Cost of Living CrisisC20 TST working groupDeclined