Multicultural Festival

Developing inclusiveness at the National Multicultural Festival

Describe your community ambition

This ambition seeks to make the ACT’s biggest annual party – the National Multicultural Festival – more accessible for people with disability. While overall the 2016 Festival was the most successful yet, with an estimated 280,000 people attending over three days, we heard clearly that people with disability face challenges in accessing parts of event’s footprint.

How will you take action to achieve your ambition?

We are committed to working with people with disability to determine ways in which the Festival can be made more accessible, both in the short and longer term.


We will convene a group comprising of government and people with disability to review feedback provided on the 2016 Festival and discuss ideas for further improving event accessibility.

How could people in the community support your ambition?

The Festival is a unique event in the ACT’s calendar and is driven by community support. We want people to share their ideas with us on how the Festival could be made more accessible for people with disability. 

How will you promote your ambition to the community?

The Festival has a large following, particularly in the ACT. As the ambition is developed, we will post updates on Involve and through the Festival’s communication channels.

What will success look like?

The Festival conducts an annual survey of people who attended the event to get their feedback, this will include questions on accessibility for people with disability. This will be coupled with post-event feedback from the advisory group to determine how far the Festival improved.

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