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Winners of the 2020 Governor’s Multicultural Awards were announced at an award ceremony at Government House on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

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 25 finalists across nine award categories:

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement Award: Mr Hussain Razaiat and Mr Roger Lean (joint winners)
  • Arts and Culture Award: ActNow Theatre and Food Tours Australia (joint winners)
  • Community Sector Award:  Grandparents For Grandchildren
  • Media Award: Ethnic Broadcasters Incorporated
  • Private Sector Award: City Medical Centre
  • Public Sector Award: Department for Education Bilingual and Cultural Support EALD Student Support Services Team
  • Senior Volunteer Award: Mrs Leila Mansour and Mr Raymond Sardana (joint winners)
  • Volunteer Award: Mr Nayan Perera
  • Youth Award: Mr Qasem Bahmanzadah

You can read more about the achievements of the 2020 award recipients and finalists:

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

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

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:

2019 Governor’s Multicultural Awards 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)

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

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)

Governor's Multicultural Awards 2017 media release