IMLM Events

Mother Language Walk 2016

Please join us on Sunday February 21st for a fun day in the sun, celebrating Australia’s diversity of languages and cultures!

We have a packed program with a bunch of Australia’s finest singers, rappers, traditional dances, African drummers, poets and more from across all walks of our community.

There will be a sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face-hena painting and a free T’shirt* for early comers! Come along in your community’s national costume or come as you are.  Just make sure you don’t miss it!


  • The day starts near the International Flags Display (behind Questacon car park) on Lake Burley Griffin just before 10.30am
  • There will then be a community Language Walk at 11am across the bridge and around the lake to Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park (near Regatta Point).
  • With a warm up band performing from 11am, the main Cultural Performance Program will formally commence on Stage 88 from 11.50am and conclude around 1.30pm.

Parking is available at the program start near Questacon. Near Stage 88 you can park off Barrine Drive either near Regatta Place or on the West side of the Bridge (usual Floriade parking places). You could also park near Allara St in Civic and walk across to Commonwealth Park and Stage 88.

Proudly brought to you by:
International Mother language Movement (IMLM) and

Supported by:
ACT Government (Office of Multicultural Affairs),
Bangladesh Australia Association (BAAC),
The ACT Bilingual Education Alliance (ACTBEA), National Capital Authority.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Mother Language Walk 2015

The second annual Mother Language Walk will be held in Canberra. There will be lots of free fun kids’ activities, multilingual activities (writing names in different languages and cultural performances). This IMLM walk will start at the International Flag Display at 10.30am on Friday 21st and will end near the Regatta Point.

Day: Saturday, 21 February 2015

Time:  10:30am – 1:30pm

Venue: International Flag Display (near Questacon car park), Parkes, Australian Capital Territory.

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Planning Workshop

As part of the initial planning phase, we have planned to organise a workshop to share backgrounds, goals, thoughts, pathways, roles, process and programs among our peer Australian communities and peak organisations.  This workshop is the first of many to assist all of us to come up with a collective approach and support structure to successfully implement the IMLM initiatives.

Day: Wednesday

Date: 4 December 2013

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Venue: Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre

2nd Floor, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City