Multicultural NSW Advisory Board

Multicultural NSW plays an important role in building and maintaining a cohesive and harmonious multicultural society that enriches the lives of all the people of NSW. Our Advisory Board draws on the cultural diversity, skills and expertise of its members to represent the community and provide advice to NSW Government.

Expressions of Interest

The Multicultural NSW Advisory Board, which is constituted under the Multicultural NSW Act 2000, is an independent body that draws on the cultural diversity, skills and experience of its members to provide advice to the agency and the Minister.

The Act provides for the constitution of the Multicultural NSW Advisory Board to consist of the Chief Executive Officer and not more than 15 part-time members appointed by the Governor. One of the 15 part-time members is appointed as Chairperson of the Advisory Board and two are youth members, who are not less than 18 years old and not more than 24 years at appointment.

There are currently positions available on the Advisory Board for part-time members including one youth member.

Advisory Board Members must:

  1. Be actively engaged in and committed to cultural diversity
  2. Be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
  3. Possess relevant professional expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Emerging communities/new arrivals
    • Sports and the arts
    • Health, aged care and disability
    • Education and research
    • Business and corporate networks
    • Community leadership and languages
    • Women
    • NGOs
    • Finance
    • Policy

The Multicultural NSW Advisory Board convenes bi-monthly and Advisory Board members are also required to chair regional advisory councils, with some intrastate travel and overnight stays involved.

    • Members are required to:
    • Attend Advisory Board meetings
    • Attend community events
    • Represent Multicultural NSW at forums and events
    • Advocate for multicultural principles, cultural diversity and social cohesion

How to Apply

Please submit a covering letter (no more than two pages) addressing the three points below and your current CV (no more than two pages).

In your cover letter please provide examples of:

  1. Your experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and building community networks
  2. Your experience developing innovative solutions to complex issues and problems
  3. Your understanding of cross-cultural issues

For further information please contact Ms Kuppal Palaniappan on 02 8358 5410 or by emailing

Submit your application via email here

Applications are due by Thursday, 1 June 2023, 5pm.

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