join the conversation at:
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • 17 - 19 February 2017

History

The National Multicultural Festival began in 1996 and has since evolved into the biggest occasion on Canberra’s event landscape. In the very beginnings of the Festival, it was a one-day event, eventually moving to a 2-week Festival. Over the course of the last 21 years it has developed into the 3-day Festival it is now, which allows Canberrans, national and international visitors alike to congregate in Canberra over one weekend for what is one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity across Australia.

Vision


The Festival is a celebration that promotes equality of opportunity, maintaining social cohesion, building social capital and minimising social exclusion for culturally and linguistically diverse Canberrans.

 

Mission


The National Multicultural Festival provides an opportunity for all Canberrans from all walks of life to participate in a celebration of cultural diversity and social inclusion, be it through performing, sponsorship, volunteering or as a stallholder.

Our Stakeholders




Supported by the Community Services Directorate and the ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

Our Staff


The National Multicultural Festival team is part of the ACT Government Community Services Directorate’s Community Participation Team.

For general Festival information please phone (02) 6207 0555 or email CSDmulticulturalfestival@act.gov.au

For stallholder inquiries please email NMFstallholders@act.gov.au
For media inquiries please email CSDmedia@act.gov.au