Welcome to Southland Multicultural Council

Southland Multi-Nations was formed from a public meeting held in 1998.  In 1999 it became an incorporated society, Southland Multi-Nations Council Inc. In 2010 the organisation had a name change to Southland Multicultural Council Inc. so that all ethnic councils in New Zealand affiliated to the National Federation would be multicultural councils.

Southland Multicultural Council is registerd with the Charities Commission - number CC27119.

Our aim is to make Southland a safe and welcoming place for newcomers, where we can all learn to appreciate, enjoy and celebrate our cultural differences and diversity.

The current committee for 2017 -2018 is:

President          : Meggy Bartlett-McBride                                                Coordinator: Sajitha Ferry

Vice President : Roshan Silva

Treasurer         : Anthony Darwin Peries

 Secretary         : Gimhani Perera




         Stefenpon Sitindjak

          Nirmal Kumaran Manoharan

          Ashvin Illangeshwaran

          Melissa Hobbs

          Venura Gamwasan Gamage

           Brando Palling  

How To Join:

Membership at Southland Multicultural Council Inc is open to anyone and only costs $15.00 per annum for an entire family. Subscription forms are available from our office, or download the one here, print it, fill it out and bring it in to us. We'd love to meet you.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Settlement Assistance, Health news and Issues
  • Fellowship and Fun
  • Potluck Dinners
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Women's Group gatherings
  • Youth Group gatherings

Financial members are eligble to be nominated and accept positions on our committee which is elected at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held every year (usually in May).  Committee meetings are held monthly.

Events are organised by the Southland Multicultural Council throughout the year. Please check our events page for our upcoming activities and events. Financial members and families may be eligible for discounts on some of these events and activities.

Download the Application Form

To join Southland Multicultural Council  download the application form here, print it and send it to:

Southland Multicultural Council Inc
46 Kelvin Street
New Zealand