Winners of the 2021 Governor’s Multicultural Awards were announced at a small ceremony at Government House on Thursday 10 March 2022.

Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia announced the winners, recognising the individuals, teams and organisations for their outstanding contribution to multiculturalism and intercultural understanding, and for promoting our culturally diverse state.

Ten award recipients were chosen from 23 finalists across nine award categories:

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement Award: Mr George Chin
  • Arts and Culture Award: Mr Farhan Shah
  • Community Sector Award: Workskil Australia
  • Media Award: Mrs Theodora Maios
  • Private Sector Award: Aussie Discount Chemist Group and TWCM Cumberland Park Pharmacy
  • Public Sector Award: Multicultural Services, Department for Child Protection
  • Volunteer Award: Mr Esmatullah Ahmad Zadah and Ms Ayesha Fariha Safdar (joint winners)
  • Senior Volunteer Award: Mrs Vjera Žuvela
  • Youth Award: Miss Neela Siva

Learn more about the achievements of the 2021 award recipients.

2021 Governor's Multicultural Awards winners list (PDF, 214 KB)

2021 Governor's Multicultural Awards finalists (PDF, 183 KB)

Watch the ceremony 


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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 2020 highlights video (YouTube)

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2020 Finalists (PDF, 144KB)

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2020 Winners Summary (PDF, 203KB)

Governor’s Multicultural Awards 2019 winner’s announcement message (YouTube)

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2019 winners summary (PDF, 65.1 KB)

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2019 finalists (PDF, 51.0 KB)

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

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

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