2019 Governor’s Multicultural Awards

These important awards recognise and celebrate South Australians who promote multiculturalism and increase the understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity in our community.

The awards are administered by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet through Multicultural Affairs. They are presented by His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, on the advice of an independent judging panel.

The award categories are:

  • Outstanding individual achievement
  • Arts and culture
  • Community sector
  • Media
  • Private sector
  • Public sector
  • Senior volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • Youth.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony in early 2020 at Government House to celebrate South Australia’s cultural diversity.

2018 Awards

Winners of the 2018 Governor’s Multicultural Awards were announced at an award ceremony at Government House on Tuesday, 26 March 2019.

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, presented the awards at the event, held in celebration of South Australia’s cultural diversity.

Twelve award recipients were chosen from 24 finalists across nine award categories:

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement Award: Dr Hamoudi Neshmi Aldyni
  • Arts and Culture Award:Sanaa: A better world through creativity and Mr Abdullah Teia
  • Community Sector Award: Kilburn Peace and Welcome Garden
  • Media Award: Ms Sowaibah Hanifie
  • Private Sector Award: Neni's Dental Group
  • Public Sector Award: City of Adelaide – Participation and Inclusion Team
  • Senior Volunteer Award: Mrs Saru Rana and Ms Monica Chiappe
  • Volunteer Award: Mrs Anna Blazeka
  • Youth Award: Mr Gabriel Akon and Miss Vinuri Gange.

You can read more about the achievements of the 2018 award recipients and finalists:

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2018 winners summary (PDF, 57.8 KB)

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2018 finalists (PDF, 51.7 KB)

Previous Governor's Multicultural Awards

Established in 2008, the Governor’s Multicultural Awards have recognised and celebrated many South Australian individuals, organisations and communities since.

You can read more about the achievements of the previous award recipients:

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2017 winners summary (PDF, 54.2 KB)

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2017 media release