Roles and functions

The roles and functions of Multicultural SA are in keeping with those outlined in the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission Act 1980, which are to:

  • increase awareness and understanding of the ethnic diversity of the South Australian community and the implications of that diversity
  • advise the Government and public authorities on, and assist them in, all matters relating to multiculturalism and ethnic affairs.  

The functions of Multicultural SA also include:

  • contribution to improving equitable access to government services for people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • fostering a coordinated approach to multicultural affairs across Government
  • promoting the benefits of cultural diversity and fostering community harmony
  • informing and consulting ethnic community organisations and promoting cooperation among groups involved in multicultural affairs
  • supporting ethnic community festivals and events
  • supporting and recommending special initiatives such as those for multicultural youth, women and the aged  
  • coordinating the activities of Advisory Committees
  • providing information to students and teachers on multicultural matters.