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

South Australians are encouraged to nominate an individual, team or organisation that is passionate about making a positive contribution to multiculturalism and intercultural understanding, and promoting our culturally-diverse state.

The awards are administered by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet through Multicultural Affairs. They are presented by the 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.

Nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Multicultural Awards are now closed.

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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 Finalists (PDF, 144KB)

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

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