The Bunbury Multicultural Group Inc. is a non-profit group comprised entirely of volunteers from various ethnic backgrounds and organises events and projects throughout the greater Bunbury and south west region of Western Australia that welcome the community’s participation and attendance.
Our VISION is “ To promote a community that welcomes cultural diversity and fosters a spirit of friendship and understanding between different cultural groups" with a MISSION to "provide opportunities for people from diverse cultural backgrounds to share their culture and learn about others, through the provision of vibrant, contemporary services and activities within our community."
The events, projects and social gatherings also provide an excellent informal opportunity for new migrants and refugees to network in the community.
In the past the group has successfully promoted Harmony Week and Refugee Week, held annual Tri-nation Lunar New Year Celebrations, Chinese New Year, Diwali and a Tsunami fundraiser and continues to provide a multicultural perspective to many events held in Bunbury.
The group’s main calendar event 'South West Multicultural Festival' is held free to the public in Bunbury, and has attracted over 5000 people over the last 3 years. We believe the festival is the only multicultural event of this scale held in the South West Region, and probably the State.
Our events and projects build bridges through inclusive community participation of people of various ages, and a range of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds providing the opportunity for people to celebrate our wonderfully diverse community in a fun way.
The dispelling of cultural myths and intolerance with community members interacting, gaining understanding and building networks and friendships is sustained well beyond the closing of each event or project.
In holding such events and projects, we are assisting the people of Greater Bunbury to build an inclusive multicultural community whilst providing the opportunity for people to join together in celebrating our wonderfully diverse community in a colourful and fun way.
A big thank you to the sponsors of Act Belong Commit South West Multicultural Festival 2019