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2022 Annual Report

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is pleased to present the 2022  Annual Report. I would like to acknowledge the Board and Staff, both past and present for their contribution to MCOT over the past 12 months.  We look forward to sharing the success and challenges at the upcoming AGM.

2022 Annual Report_web version_DP Spreads

We are also pleased to advise the nominations for Board positions and wish all candidates the best of luck

2022 Board Nominations
Datta Mahambrey

Vice Chair
Aimen Jafri

General Board members
Andrea Romero
Jade Lee
Pui Yin Hui
MD Shajahan
Swee Hoon Chuah
Uvi Gopallawa

Regards Lee
Chief Executive Officer


2022 Annual General Meeting Wednesday 28 September 2022

Notice of AGM Wednesday 28 September 2022

The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) is pleased to confirm that our 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 6:00pm at the Multicultural Hub in Moonah.

Attached is the formal Notice of the meeting setting out the business of the meeting together with related documents.

As per the MCOT constitution the following positions will be declared vacant; Chair, Vice Chair and 3 additional board members one of which is reserved for a female candidate.  Please find attached important information in relation to eligibility to nominate for the board along with voting rights for members.    Most importantly is that membership must have been paid by 31 July 2022 to be eligible and you must be in your second consecutive year as a member.

NB: Any changes to the delegates for member organisations needs to be communicated by emailing finance@mcot.org.au by 18 September.

Nominations for Board positions are now open and will close COB Friday 16 September 2022.  Link to the nomination forms is provided below. 


MCOT 2022 AGM agenda

Memoradum_AGM_Nominations and Voting rights

For further information please contact the public officer CEO@Mcot.org.au



New CEO Appointed

New CEO to Lead Multicultural Council of Tasmania in 2022

Multicultural Council of Tasmania is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Wilson as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Read the full MEDIA RELEASE here.

ABC Radio Interview

Please click the link below to listen to our monthly session with ABC Radio.
This interview featuring Joana Cubillos (MCOT Board members) and Datta Mahambrey (MCOT Chairperson)
Joana talks about her move from Chile to Hobart and demonstrates a Venezuelan instrument.

The link

ABC Radio Interview

Please click here to listen to an interview between Datta Mahambrey (MCOT Chairperson) and Duncan Spender (MCOT CEO) with Radio Hobart.

ABC Radio Interview with MCOT Chair and Senior Vice Chair

MCOT board 2019-20 Highlights – Click here 

  • Guided the organisation through the many challenges of COVID to date, as they affected migrants both on permanent and temporary visas, by lobbying governments and distributing grant money to those in need;
  • Initiated the 40th birthday celebrations of MC)T with an event at Government House and launched the Multicultural Day,
  • Ambassadors and Awards at an event in Parliament House;
  • Initiated vigils and supported communities in the aftermath of the Christchurch and Sri Lankan Easter attacks;
  • Significantly increased membership, positive recognition from other peak bodies, improved governance and stakeholder confidence;
  • Formed a strategic partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to hold a Multicultural Festival, which will go ahead when COVID restrictions are lifted;
  • Courtesy of Hina’s efforts and leadership, Hobart became the venue for the 40th Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia, Conference 2019, attracting over 500 delegates from across Australia.

MCOT media release – more female representation of multicultural community

Please find attached a media release from the Multicultural Council of Tasmania regarding increased female representation for multicultural Tasmania. Also attached are associated photos.

Media Release – Government needs to respond to racist attacks in Tasmania 20th May 2020

Media Release – The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) today called on all levels of government to run anti-racist campaigns to dispel myths feeding racism. Read more here.