Harmony Week celebrates Australia's cultural diversity.
It's about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
In 2019, the Department led national celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Harmony Day. The event was renamed Harmony Week to recognise diversity and inclusion activities that take place during the entire week. Harmony Week will include March 21, which is the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Since 1999, more than 80,000 Harmony Week events have been held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.
What is Harmony Week?
It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate this and work to maintain it.
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.