Programs & Awards

Multicultural Leadership Program


Auspire – Australia Day Council WA’s Multicultural Leadership Program has been established in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Interests to support current and aspiring culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) leaders to further their leadership goals.

Developed in consultation with Auspire’s Multicultural Advisory Group, the Program will provide access to a variety of amazing networking opportunities, capacity-building forums, Aboriginal Culture and Awareness training, and other leadership development opportunities.

Who is the program for?

This program is for current and aspiring culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) leaders. We welcome a diversity of people to apply from different cultures, ages, abilities and genders.

What are the benefits of the program?

As a participant you will have the opportunity to:

What is included in the program?

The program will consist of:

An introductory session, four (4) round-table sessions with Auspire’s Awards Alumni and Ambassadors, and an End of Program Celebration.

Participants are also invited to Auspire’s Leadership Engagement events and Capacity Building Programs including:

  • Australian of the Year Awards (WA) Ceremony
  • Lunch with Leaders online sessions
  • Australia Day Launch
  • Inspiring Australians Leadership Breakfasts
  • Inspiring Australians Network sundowner events
  • Civics and Citizenship Workshop
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop
  • Intercultural Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Note: Sessions will be offered during business hours, on evenings and weekends. Delivery of sessions, forums and events vary, however will mostly be at central Perth metropolitan locations. Participants will need to cover the cost of travel and transport.

What happens after the program?

Participants will receive a certificate of completion and will be kept up to date with future events and networking opportunities. Some may also be invited to become Auspire Ambassadors or join Auspire’s Multicultural Advisory Group.


To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • be a current or emerging community leader with a multicultural background
  • have an appropriate level of English language proficiency
  • participate in all aspects of the program including attendance at the introductory workshop, all four (4) round table sessions (see dates listed below) and at least three (3) other forums, events or networking opportunities listed
  • provide two referees who can verify your eligibility and suitability

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2024 program have now closed. To enquire about applications for 2025, please contact Jacqui Swingler at [email protected]

Please note Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) and Auspire staff members are not eligible to apply for this program.

Applications for our 2024 Program have now closed and the program has commenced.

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqui Swingler at [email protected] or call 0499 111 944.