Vale Carla Zampatti

On behalf of the Australian Multicultural Foundation board and staff we wish to express our deep sadness on the passing of Australia’s legendary fashion designer and pioneer of Multiculturalism Carla Zampatti.

CyberParent Web App Instructional Videos

The Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) has produced educational videos in six languages, instructing viewers on how to use the CyberParent app. Available languages include English, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Somali and Indonesian (Bahasa).


The University of Melbourne's National Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies has released a guide for Muslims new to Australia. The resource was developed through consultation with Islamic religious leaders and community representatives including Muslim migrants, to provide relevant and practical information, links and advice addressing some of the challenges and difficulties faced when making a new home in Australia.

ACT Chapter of AMF national MUSTER Initiative

ACT Chapter of AMF national MUSTER Initiative

ACT youth leadership group have developed a web series that is a one-stop-shop of information linking vulnerable Canberrans to service provider '/ charities offering COVID-19 support programs. The team tailored their web series to Canberra's refugee / vulnerable migrant / international student community engaging a range of service providers / charities in this space.

Message of Condolence: Tsebin Tchen

The Australian Multicultural Foundation is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Tsebin Tchen and would like to express sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Countering Violent Extremism in Australia and Abroad

A Framework for Characterising CVE Programs in Australia, the United States, and Europe

Australian Government's Multicultural Statement

Multicultural Australia – united, strong, successful is the Government’s public statement recommitting to multicultural Australia; setting both priorities and strategic directions for the coming years. The Australian Government's Multicultural Statement document is now available.

Oromo Community - Youth Leadership Program

The Oromo Community Youth Leadership Program was a two-day leadership program for members of the Oromo community in Victoria, hosted by the Australian Multicultural Foundation and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. It took place at the Grange Macedon Ranges conference centre from 22-24 July. The aim of the program was to help participants build leadership skills to address specific issues affecting or arising in the Oromo community. To such ends, a series of workshops were hosted by Dr Hass Dellal, Lynn Cain, Simon Nette, Mishma Kumar, Dr Tania Miletic, as well as youth leaders.

CALD organisations declare their support for Recognise

Nine national Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations have joined forces to declare their support for the recognition of Australia’s first peoples in the Constitution. Signing the RECOGNISE CALD Accord the organisations have pledged their support in promoting the RECOGNISE campaign in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Signings of the Accord took place in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Youth Leadership Program

From 9-11 November, ten youth leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds participated in a two day Youth Leadership Program, run by the Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. The program was held at the Museum at Old Parliament House in Canberra.


The latest news and media involving the Australian Multicultural Foundation.

AMF Board of Directors Update

The AMF is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chairperson and its newest Board Member.

Regional Interfaith Network Website

The Regional Interfaith Network website brings news and events of interfaith activities in the principal action areas of the Regional Interfaith Dialogue.

AMF has commenced training for its Community Awareness Manual

The young Australian Muslim participants who took part in the two day workshop in Sydney in December 2013

'DonateLife… the greatest gift' Campaign

'DonateLife… the greatest gift' is a community education campaign for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities that aims to increase family discussion about organ and tissue donation wishes. It’s an important conversation to have. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people and, on average, 1,600 Australians are on transplant waiting lists at any one time.

Newsletter August/September 2013

AMF Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Migration and Settlement Awards

CultureMate, An online learning solution

CultureMate is an innovative, information rich, online portal providing a mixture of generic and industry specific information and development opportunities to increase users' cross cultural competence.

The Religious Leaders and Civics Media Training has been a success

The Religious Leaders and Civics Media Training has been delivered by the Australian Multicultural Foundation for Imams across Australia to further build their skills, confidence and networks in relation to working with media and understanding Australian governance.

National Dementia Campaigns

Memory loss: Disrupting daily life. A national dementia campaign & A National Radio Dementia Awareness Program – in Community Languages

6th Diversity Matters Singapore 2010 Forum Proceedings

The 6th Diversity Matters forum was held on 23-25 September 2010 at the campus of LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. The forum explored the role that the arts can play in helping to bridge gaps, build social capital and strengthen social cohesion, and featured a range of distinguished international presenters from the Commonwealth who shared their experience and expertise in the area of social cohesion and the arts.

Building Trust Report

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, conducted an independent review of the Community Policing Partnership Program which provides us with the learnings, challenges, limitations and successes. It clearly outlines the benefits of community policing programs such as the Community Policing Partnership Project.

Freedom of Religion and Belief Report

The Freedom of Religion and Belief Report was launched on Monday 21 March 2011 by Graeme Innes AM, Disability and Race Discrimination Commissioner.

Muslim Women's Leadership Program

The Muslim Women's Leadership Program was a seven-week course for participants living, studying, or working in the City of Brimbank. It ran for one night per week from March to April 2011 at Brimbank Council Offices.

The Many Voices of Young Australians

During the past three years, much was learnt by the service providers who delivered the projects and by the Scanlon Foundation. The projects have produced useful resources based on these learnings, which we are now sharing in the belief that the information might help.

Mapping Social Cohesion 2010

This report presents the findings of the third Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in June 2010. It builds on the knowledge gained in the two earlier Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted in 2007 and 2009 to provide a broad insight into Australian attitudes at a time of widespread discussion of population issues. It includes new modules to explore attitudes to future population growth and asylum issues.

AMF UPDATE Spring 2010

The team has had a busy year commencing new projects and events as well as continuing our ongoing work

6th Diversity Matters, Singapore, 23-25 September 2010

The Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with the Commonwealth Foundation, Monash University, LASALLE College of the Arts, and The Statesman (India) organised the 6th Diversity Matters forum on 23-25 September, 2010.

Vietnamese Leadership Training Program

The Vietnamese Leadership Training Program was an intensive, practical based leadership training course for those living, working or studying in the City of Brimbank.

Something to Declare: The Memoirs of Sir James Gobbo launched June 2010

Shining through his account is Sir James's profound gratitude to the people who made his journey so rewarding and gave him the chance to succeed. His unswerving belief in Australia's capacity to go on providing newcomers with opportunities is a consistent theme of this timely and inspiring book.

Metropolis Asia - New forum focusing on migration in Asia

This important conference was organised by Metropolis International, Monash University, the Australian Multicultural Foundation, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and hosted by the Monash University Sunway Campus in Kuala Lumpur.

Mapping Social Cohesion 2009

Conducted in 2009 by the Scanlon Foundation in partnership with the Australian Multicultural Foundation

Bridging the Gap Online Photo Exhibition

This photographic exhibition stemmed from the Bridging the Gap project, an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, and is proudly supported by the Australian Government's National Action Plan funding program.

Our Community: Journeys to Australia

The Oxford Literacy Journeys titles feature the stories of children, their families and their belongings as they journey from all parts of the world to make their new home in Australia. They also include traditional tales from the families’ respective homelands.

The Huddle

The Huddle is a joint initiative of the North Melbourne Football Club, the Scanlon Foundation, and the Australian Multicultural Foundation. It is an innovative educational and community facility embedded within the North Melbourne Football Club.

Providing Culturally Appropriate and Inclusive Aged Care

The Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with UnitingCare Ageing NSW has developed a manual titled Providing Culturally Appropriate and Inclusive Aged Care. The manual provides increased understanding through information, practical activities and case study analysis.

Mapping Social Cohesion - The Scanlon Foundation Survey Summary Report

Mapping Social Cohesion - The Scanlon Foundation Survey Summary Report

The Full summary report can be viewed or downloaded. The report is available to download as an 5.6mB Acrobat (pdf) file.