ANU celebrates multiculturalism at 2019 Multicultural Festival

Released 07/12/2018

The Australian National University (ANU) has partnered with the ACT Government for the 2019 National Multicultural Festival Parade.

Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Chris Steel MLA, said today that he was excited that the ANU was partnering with the ACT Government for the upcoming festival.

“Having the Australian National University on board as a partner for the Parade is yet another example of the collaboration between the Canberra community and the Festival. The ANU plays an important role in our cultural and economic life, and we can expect many of the University’s international students to represent their cultures in the parade.”

“We are really pleased ANU has decided to support the 2019 Festival. The parade will be one of the highlights of the Festival weekend – it’s vivid, colourful and a great expression of multiculturalism.”

“ANU values diversity and multiculturalism on our campus and in our community. Our students can be sure to be playing a leading role in the Festival,” said ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC.

The Australian National University 2019 National Multicultural Festival Parade will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 16 February 2019 at 4pm.

The Parade starts at the corner of Bunda and Akuna Street near Glebe Park, progressing along London Circuit and ending up at East Row.

With over 2000 performers expected to take part, registrations to participate are now open at:

Further information regarding the Parade is available by emailing

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