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Check out the events held during Multicultural Queensland Month.

Multicultural Queensland Awards

The Multicultural Queensland Awards held on Friday 30 August 2019 at the Royal International Conventions Centre, Bowen Hills, recognised the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote an inclusive, harmonious and united state.

The awards presentation was the highlight of the month for finalists and brought together representatives from a range of community, corporate and other key contributors to our state’s rich multicultural identity.

Guests were also treated to performances from international singer, Ben Lee, accompanied by Pub Choir, as well as Adama’s African Drumming, Heilani Polynesian Dancers and many more exciting entertainers.

You can read more about the winners and their inspiring nominations.

Check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Pub Choir ‘Love you Queensland’ Tour

From 4–26 August Pub Choir travelled to 10 regional locations to spread the message that music unites us on their ‘Love you Queensland’ tour proudly supported by Multicultural Queensland Month. This was a great way for Queenslanders from different cultural backgrounds to get together and celebrate the thing we all have in common—our love of music.

Everybody can sing, and Pub Choir want to prove it so join them with hundreds of strangers at your local venue, learn a song in three-part harmony in 90 minutes, and perform it twice!

Check out our photos on Facebook from across the state


This year the Multicultural Plaza Music Stage delivered an amazing program of music and opportunity to unwind and listen to the diverse array of talented Queensland musicians.

The stage also provided the platform to host, for the first time in Ekka’s history, an Australian citizenship ceremony. This was a very special event for these new Queenslanders. The ceremony was hosted in partnership between the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ), the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs, Department of Home Affairs and the Ekka.

Dalby Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival

Dalby’s pinnacle event, the Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival, was held on Saturday 17 August.

The event, held in the heart of the city, featured an array of multicultural food and entertainment ending in their annual lantern parade and fire show. This event truly embraced the communities diversity - attracting locals and visitors.

Brisbane Lions Multicultural Round – 4 August

On Sunday, Brisbane Lion’s Multicultural Round kicked off with a multicultural food festival and Citizenship Ceremony held in partnership with Brisbane Lions, AFL Queensland, MDA Ltd and Queensland Human Rights Commission. The afternoon was a huge success with 45 new citizens enjoying the Brisbane Lions versus Western Bulldog’s AFL game after their ceremony

Check out the activities album.

National Jockey’s Trust Multicultural Race Day

The second annual National Jockey’s Trust Multicultural Race Day was held at Doomben race course on Saturday 3 August and as one of the many events being celebrated across the month, this spectacular race day proved popular.

Check out the fun and entertainment on our photo album.

Multicultural Business Lunch

On Thursday 1 August, to officially launch Multicultural Queensland Month , the Multicultural Business Lunch co-hosted by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the department, provided an opportunity for businesses to discuss the emerging challenges for Queensland businesses in understanding the true value of diversity as well as the economic and social benefits that diversity brings to their business.

Businesses had the pleasure of hearing from Balveen Ajimal, an experienced corporate lawyer with unique insights into the benefits of diversity to business and to community organisations and Commonwealth Bank chief economist, Craig James.

Check out our photos.

Multicultural Round – Gold Coast Suns v Essendon Bombers

In the lead up to Multicultural Queensland Month, the Gold Coast Suns hosted their Multicultural Round when they played the Essendon Bombers on Sunday 28 July. This round started with a multicultural festival and entertainment in the Metricon Stadium precinct.