Multicultural Queensland Awards 2021

The Multicultural Queensland Awards recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community.

The Multicultural Queensland Awards 2021 program provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the benefits of diversity, while sharing the innovative ways people and organisations are making Queensland communities strong and cohesive.

Nominations for the 2021 awards have closed.

Winners are expected to be announced in August during Multicultural Queensland Month, Queensland's largest celebration of multiculturalism.

Award categories

The 2021 categories are:

  • Outstanding contribution by a new Queenslander
    Recognising the outstanding contribution of a Queenslander who has actively contributed to improving their local community or Queensland society. This can be through activities such as starting a social enterprise or business that provides opportunities for others, by volunteering, or actively contributing to a local community group.

    This category is for individuals who have arrived from overseas to live in Queensland in the past 10 years.
  • Diversity and inclusion champion
    Recognising individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond to create ways of helping others find belonging in Queensland. This could be through activities such as corporate or social mentoring programs, educational scholarships, employment initiatives or other supports that break down barriers to participation for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    This category is open to individuals, corporations, businesses, community organisations and government agencies.
  • Multicultural sector outstanding achiever
    Recognising individuals or groups from the multicultural sector who are working innovatively and achieving outstanding success in supporting Queenslanders from a diversity of backgrounds to meaningfully participate in the social and economic life of Queensland.

    This category is open to the multicultural sector including employees, non-government organisations, not-for-profit and community groups.

A ‘Minister’s Multicultural Award’ will also be awarded recognising the outstanding contributions of a nominee, selected by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs from all category nominations.

One winner will be selected from each category and recognised with an award at the Multicultural Queensland Awards to be held during Multicultural Queensland Month in August.