Our Purpose

To ensure that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds have every opportunity to succeed in Australia.

Our Values

We Believe diversity is a cornerstone of Australia's success.

We believe respect for everyone's human rights is essential for a fair and equal society.

We believe everyone should be able to feel like they belong and can participate fully.

Our Vision

Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are connected, empowered and influential Australians.

CMY 2030 Vision: The world we imagine from Centre for Multicultural Youth on Vimeo.


By 2030, CMY will have contributed to:

  • Australia being a welcoming and inclusive community;
  • Creating great opportunities for young people;
  • Young people’s active citizenship and the voices of young people being valued;
  • Young people connected and influential, locally and internationally.

Strategic Focus Areas

Our plan highlights four key objectives that are supported by a series of action strategies:

My Community
Young people are connected, belong and contribute to their families and the community.

My Journey
Young people are empowered to access opportunities and actively shape their own futures.

My Voice
Young people are understood, accurately represented and influential.

CMY is a strong partner and recognised leader in working with diverse young people.

Download the Strategic Plan 2018-2022