Many multicultural activities and events are held across the Gold Coast to celebrate and acknowledge our cultural diversity.
City libraries offer ‘English conversation circles’ at numerous local branches. This activity is free and occurs on a regular basis. It provides an opportunity for people from non-English speaking backgrounds to practice their English speaking skills in a relaxed and fun environment with trained facilitators.
The City supports and works collaboratively with various not-for-profit organisations and community groups to hold multicultural events that align with our corporate priorities.
If your organisation is planning to hold a multicultural activity or event, the City’s annual Community Grants Program may provide an opportunity to seek funding.
There are also many other external grant opportunities available. If you require support to find funding assistance or write a successful grant application, please contact MDA Ltd on 07 3337 5400 and speak with their Grants Access Worker.
Multicultural Month is a Queensland Government initiative which is celebrated in August each year.
The theme for 2019 was “We all belong”, acknowledging the benefits that multiculturalism offers our culture and prosperity.
The Gold Coast hosts many events across the year to celebrate and acknowledge the cultural diversity of our residents and visitors. Queensland Multicultural Month provides an opportunity to celebrate our multiculturalism and foster a more inclusive and welcoming city. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the local multicultural services and community groups that support our residents.
Harmony Week occurs annually in March. The day acknowledges and celebrates our cultural diversity. The message of Harmony Week is 'everyone belongs', and events are held to promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Learn more about Harmony week on the Australian Government website - find information about other events and useful tips for how to plan a Harmony event for your workplace, school, sporting club or community activity.