The International Metropolis Project (IMP) is a European and Canadian apolitical initiative that has successfully held annual conferences around the world for the last 22 years. In cooperation with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the International Metropolis Conference 2019, will take place in Ottawa/Gatineau from June 24 to 28.

Tribute to the Hon. Bob Hawke AC

The Hon. Sir James Gobbo AC CVO, founding Chairman, Prof. Kwong Lee Dow AO, Chairman, the board, Foundation Members, Dr. B. Hass. Dellal AO, Executive Director and staff of the Australian Multicultural Foundation pay tribute to the Foundation’s founding member and former Prime Minister, the Hon. Bob Hawke AC.

Media Release: Sri Lanka Bombings

The Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) is deeply saddened by the horrific and callous attacks in Sri Lanka and extends heartfelt condolences to the victims, families, Christian community and others impacted.

International Metropolis Conference 2018: Sydney

The Australian Multicultural Foundation was honoured to co-host the International Metropolis Conference 2018 in Sydney with Settlement Services International and Multicultural New South Wales. Thank you to all who attended and all involved in making the event a tremendous success.

Contemporary Islam in Australia - Professional Development Session

The Islamic Museum of Australia will be running a free professional development seminar on the topic of Contemporary Islam in Australia inspired by their new exhibition theme, Ways To Be Muslim. The free seminar will run from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on Wednesday 9th May and is open to teachers, service providers, and anyone working with Muslim communities.

South East Asian Network of Civil Society Orgnisations Meeting

The Australian Multicultural Foundation attended a meeting with civil society organisations from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines for a day of developing a forward plan to build community resilience and establish connections.

Join the conversation at the International Metropolis Conference 2018 in Sydney, 29th Oct - 2nd Nov

This year’s event is set to challenge and engage like never before, exploring the complex narratives around migration, diversity and integration and their relationship with political, economic and social trends at a global, regional and local level. The theme for this year’s Conference is Global migration in turbulent times and we invite you to submit an abstract for inclusion in the program.

Register for the Zakat Summit! 9th December 2017

Join the National Zakat Foundation at the Drill Hall, Melbourne for this one day conference to focus on community development and contribute to productive discussions of how we can make a difference. Registration is free. Click below for registration details and to view the full program.

Sunshine Photo Project

To celebrate the launch of SBS’s new drama series, Sunshine, SBS partnered with the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Brimbank City Council to give eight aspiring photographers a chance to tell the story of their community through images.

Young Women's Empowerment Weekend - Applications by 9th Feb 2018!

Young women from Somali background in Victoria are invited to be part of a new and exciting empowerment program! Engage in workshops and network with prominent community leaders over a free two-day weekend program running on 3rd & 4th March 2018 to influence change in your communities. Applications open now.

Faith-Based Governance & Dispute Resolution Conference

From 5th-6th December 2017, Sir Zelman Cowen Centre’s Faith-Based Governance & Dispute Resolution Conference gives you the chance to hear directly from the two recent Royal Commissions – and learn what they mean for your organisation. Attendees will also meet representatives of key regulatory bodies, learn practical skills in sessions covering a wide variety of topics, and hear the latest research on the intersection of law and religion from around the world.

Bold Thinking Series: Social Cohesion in the Goulburn Valley

Join La Trobe University on Wednesday the 27th of September for its free Bold Thinking Series lecture and hear from an expert panel to discuss the Goulburn Valley’s relative success at receiving, and accommodating, large numbers of migrants of different ethnic origins over a long period.

2017 FECCA Conference

The 2017 FECCA Conference – Celebrate. Reflect. Advance: Our Multicultural Australia – will be held in Darwin, NT on 8-10 October 2017. Register by 16 August for discounted early bird rates.

The 2nd Annual Asian Australian Leadership Summit 2017

The Australian Multicultural Foundation is pleased to support the 2nd Annual Asian Australian Leadership Summit starting in Sydney on the 18th of July 2017. All AMF members can access an exclusive discount to receive a 10% discount of standard rates.

Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards 2016

The AMF proudly sponsored the annual Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards 2016 at the Sydney Opera House on 6 December.

Sports Without Borders Summit 2016

The 2016 Sports Without Borders Summit will be held on Friday 6th May and will focus on the power of an individual to create change in sport clubs and communities.

Harmony Day 2016

Harmony Day, 21 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

A Taste of Harmony 2016

A Taste of Harmony, Australia’s workplace celebration of cultural diversity, will be back this March 21-27, 2016.

Triennial International Conference of the Settlement Council of Australia

The Triennial International Conference of the Settlement Council of Australia will be held in Melbourne from 5-7 May 2016. The conference will bring together the settlement sector, communities, service groups, academics, corporate and legal organisations and individuals from across the globe to build on current settlement knowledge, practice and community participation within a globalised multicultural society. The conference theme is ‘Settlement and Citizenship in Civil Society’.

FECCA Conference

The FECCA 2015 National Biennial Conference – Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians – will be held in Sydney, NSW, on 5-6 November 2015.

Special price for Women in War Opera

Tickets are on offer for a special price of only $30 for the new Women in War Opera on Thursday 30 July.

Women in War Conference

Friday 31 July, State Library Victoria. During WWI women played diverse roles off the battlefield. In a fascinating morning of discussion, academics, writers and historians explore the impact of women in the conflict.

Women in War Opera

Women in War: A Contemporary Opera begins Thursday 30 July at the Arts Centre Melbourne

Taste of Harmony

A Taste of Harmony 2014

Cultural diversity and inclusion in the workforce enhances many different aspects of business. A Taste of Harmony celebrates cultural diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues from different cultural backgrounds to share food and stories.

Sports Without Borders Conference 2013

The essential conference for every grassroots sporting group, sports administrator, and community leader in local communities and local government

A Taste of Harmony - Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

The Australian Multicultural Foundation is proud to support A Taste of Harmony, a national campaign encouraging all Australian workplaces to celebrate their cultural diversity through food.

Parliament of World Religions 2009, Melbourne

Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009 brought together religious and civil leaders and interested individuals from all corners of the globe in Melbourne. A major event held every five years, the Parliament attracted an estimated 8,000 to 12,000 delegates who took part in workshops to establish socially cohesive and environmentally sustainable ways forward that span and embrace cultural, racial and religious diversity.

Fifth Diversity Matters Conference 2008

The Fifth Diversity Matters forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, building on the success of the previous forums held in Brisbane (2001), London (2003), Kolkata (2005) and Johannesburg (2007).

Summit provides practical solutions to problems affecting young Australian Muslims

Following the success of the National Muslim Youth Summit held in Sydney in 2005, more than 85 young Muslims attended a workshop in Melbourne to discuss a range of issues identified by participants at the previous year's Summit.

Young people offer strategies to benefit wider community

The National Muslim Youth Summit, aimed at finding practical solutions to key issues concerning young Australian Muslims, was held in Sydney in December 2005.

Australian Voices – United Through Diversity

A Round Table Discussion, co-hosted by Australian Multicultural Foundation and Manning Clarke House, was held in November 2002 to assist in mapping the key issues, priorities and requirements for a harmonious and culturally diverse Australian society.

Diversity in Health

The conference provided an important opportunity for health professionals and policy makers to convene and listen to eminent local and international experts, discuss the latest research and consider the physical and mental health priorities for Australia's multicultural community.

Metropolis 2007

The Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements and the Australian Multicultural Foundation hosted the International Metropolis Conference in Melbourne in 2007. The theme of the 2007 conference, 'Migration, Economic Growth and Social Cohesion', explored issues surrounding current patterns of future migration and its economic and social effects.

Religion and Cultural Diversity Conferences

The Religion and Cultural Diversity Conference was held in Melbourne in July 1997. The conference was opened by the then Governor General of Australia, His Excellency Sir William Deane, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP and His Excellency Sir James Gobbo, the then Governor of Victoria. Invited international guest and speakers included The Most Reverend George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal Francis Arinze from the Vatican City.