Getting Multicultural Victorians In The Festive Mood

Victorians will be able to attend hundreds of festivals and events celebrating the state’s cultural diversity thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne today announced that more than 350 events will share in more than $1.3 million through the 2019-20 Multicultural Festivals and Events and Hindu Festivals and Events programs.

The initiatives support culturally diverse festivals, performances and events for all Victorians to enjoy.

Some of the funded events include:

  • The Wodonga Multicultural Festival
  • The Latin Street Carnaval in St Kilda
  • Lankan Fest in the Melbourne CBD
  • Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival at Fed Square
  • Nawroz Festival in Dandenong
  • Ballarat’s Holi Festival 2020

For the full list of successful recipients, visit

Quote attributable to Minister for Multicultural Affairs Richard Wynne

“We’re supporting hundreds of community events, festivals and performances across the state so that Victorians from all backgrounds can celebrate their culture and share it with others.”