Diverse communities to come together at Melbourne Storm Multicultural Festival

Melbourne Storm Multicultural Festival

Diverse communities to come together at Melbourne Storm Multicultural Festival

Featured photo obtained from Melbourne Storm website

Melbourne’s diverse communities are set to come together this Sunday August 25 at the Melbourne Storm Multicultural Festival, before the Storm take on the Titans in the round 23 NRL clash at AAMI Park.

Featuring food trucks, market stalls, entertainment, and activities for the kids, the event will see people of all nationalities celebrate their culture, along with their passion for Rugby League from 11:30am, until kick off at 2pm.

Representing the various multicultural communities across the city, food trucks will be serving up delicious treats from countries including Spain, India, New Zealand, Greece, Germany and more, and the AAMI Park turf will come alive with various cultural performances just before the game begins.

Melbourne Storm Multicultural FestivalPhoto obtained from Melbourne Storm Facebook

Melbourne Storm is a highly multicultural team, with many of the players representing a wide variety of countries and ethnicities including Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Canada, New Zealand, Maori, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

Supported by the City of Melbourne, the Melbourne Storm Multicultural Festival celebrates the many cultures within the club and in the wider Melbourne community.

In Melbourne, 50 percent of the population is from non-English speaking backgrounds, and this number is set to grow.

Some of the larger and more significant cultural groups in Greater Melbourne in 2019 are:

  • Chinese: 450,000
  • Italian: 311,500
  • Indians: 311,000
  • Greek: 162,000
  • German: 142,000
  • Vietnamese: 123,000


Game Day Schedule

  • 11.30am – Multicultural Festival on Gosch’s Paddock
  • 12pm – Curtain raiser on Gosch’s Paddock
  • 12.30pm – Gates open
  • 1.30pm – Cultural performances on AAMI Park
  • 2pm – Storm v Titans Kick-off


For more information about the upcoming Melbourne Storm Multicultural Festival, click HERE

Purchase your tickets to the Storm v Titans clash HERE

Event Details
WHEN: Sunday August 25, 2019 11:30am – 2pm
WHERE: Gosch’s Paddock, in front of AAMI Park

Melbourne Storm Multicultural Festival

Anisha Mistry

As the Editor of CulturalPulse, Anisha is passionate about listening to, writing and sharing stories of Australia's multicultural achievement. Got a story to tell? Get in touch: [email protected]