Champions of multiculturalism celebrated to launch Harmony Week

  • Twelve awards presented to exceptional individuals and organisations at annual Western Australian Multicultural Awards
  • Harmony Week runs from 15 to 21 March
  • Cook Labor Government supports 21 Harmony Week events with funding through the Office of Multicultural Interests

Harmony Week has been launched with the annual Western Australian Multicultural Awards.

Twelve individuals and organisations were recognised at the 2024 WA Multicultural Awards for their passion and dedication in advancing multiculturalism in Western Australia – through advocacy work, promoting intercultural understanding, or breaking down barriers.

The 2024 WA Multicultural Awards also marked the beginning of Harmony Week, which runs from 15 to 21 March and encourages everyone to experience, explore and appreciate WA’s remarkable wealth of cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.

Free Harmony Week activities are happening across the State including concerts, art exhibitions, festivals and sporting events.

For more information about the 2024 Harmony Week Award winners and to find Harmony Week events near you, visit

As stated by Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Dr Tony Buti:

“The Western Australian Multicultural Awards shine a spotlight on those remarkable individuals and organisations who are working to promote and foster multiculturalism in WA.

“Working across a number of sectors, professions and disciplines, the 2024 Western Australian Multicultural Awards winners are dedicated to making our society more inclusive and harmonious.

“The awards pay tribute to the pioneers of multiculturalism in WA, salute our current leaders, and recognise the emerging voices that will shape our multicultural landscape.

“Congratulations to the winners of the Western Australian Multicultural Awards and happy Harmony Week to everyone.”

The 2024 WA Multicultural Award winners are:

Premier’s Public Sector Award

Department of Health Older Person Health Network

Community Service and Support Award/ General Community Organisation

Mission Australia

Community Service and Support Award/ CaLD Community Service Organisation:

Multicultural Services Centre of WA

Community Service and Support Award/ CaLD Community Association

Indian Society of WA


Northwest Multicultural Association

Local Government Award

City of Swan

Arts Award

Mr Jay Emmanuel

Sportsperson of the Year Award

Ms Minjee Lee

Youth Award

Ms Syeda Maisara Muzaffar

Outstanding Individual Achievement Award

Mr Joe Tuazama

Sir Ronald Wilson Leadership Award

Mrs Kerry Palmer

Laksiri Jayasuriya Lifetime Community Service Award

Ms Jennifer Au Yeong

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