Annual Reports

The Annual Report details the activities of Multicultural NSW.

All Annual Reports are available online in PDF format as listed below. Hard copies of more recent Annual Reports can be obtained if in stock. To request a hard copy of an Annual Report, or any Multicultural NSW publication, please use the Contact Us form.

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  • Annual Report 2020-21
    Annual Report 2020-21

    This year was another unprecedented year for the agency and the state. The year has brought out the remarkable resilience and strength of our NSW community. The challenges our communities faced were many from rebuilding from the bushfires to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis only heightened with the outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus and what we saw was culturally diverse communities stepping up, across cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds, and supporting those in need while playing a pivotal role in keeping us all safe. 

  • Annual Report 2019-20
    Annual Report 2019-20

    This year was unprecedented. It was a journey for both the agency and the communities we serve; one filled with numerous challenges, but also one to recognise community spirit and the resilience of the NSW Community.

    Last summer we saw the devastating effects of severe bushfires across NSW and Australia.

    After this devastation came more challenging times in the form of drought, floods, and the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    However, at the height of the crisis, we also saw our culturally diverse communities throughout Sydney and regional NSW unite to help one another.

  • Annual Report 2018-2019
    Annual Report 2018-2019

    This year, Multicultural NSW has undergone a dynamic period of transformation. In 2019, we welcomed our new CEO Mr Joseph La Posta, who brings a wealth of experience from the private, public and community sectors and is someone who our multicultural communities have embraced.

  • 2017-2018 Annual Report
    2017-2018 Annual Report

    Our multicultural identity is one of New South Wales’ greatest assets and is recognised as a social and economic advantage. Building on the accomplishments of our predecessors, the Ethnic Affairs Commission and Community Relations Commission, Multicultural NSW has been actively contributing to our State’s social tapestry for over four decades.

  • 2016-2017 Annual Report
    2016-2017 Annual Report

    In 2016-17 As Multicultural NSW approaches the final leg of our roadmap Harmony in Action: Strategic Plan 20142017, we look to the future to build on our successes, take stock of our learnings, and imagine an even more resilient and harmonious multicultural NSW.

    Harmony in Action refreshed and reinvigorated our agency across all operational areas and as the custodians of the Multicultural Principles of our State. The most recent national census demonstrates the irresistible force of cultural diversity. As we grow, we are becoming more and more culturally diverse and this diversity represents our collective resource and a most significant asset.

  • 2015-2016 Annual Report
    2015-2016 Annual Report

    In 2015-2016 Multicultural NSW’s journey of transformation, guided by the Harmony In Action strategic plan, continued.

    The year had many highlights, including The COMPACT Grants Program and COMPACT Alliance, our inaugural Community Engagement Strategy, re-establishing 12 new Regional Advisory Councils, collaborating with the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia (FECCA) on the biennial FECCA Sydney conference, and a collaboration to develop cultural competence training with SBS and International Education Services.