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Multicultural affairs

Learn how we continue to sustain our national unity in cultural diversity

All Australians share the benefits and responsibilities arising from the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of our society.

Australia’s approach to multicultural affairs is a unique model based on integration and social cohesion.

The Government is bringing Australians together through programs that embrace Australia’s multicultural diversity and help all communities become actively part of, and benefit from, Australia’s economic and social development.

Bringing Australians together

Cultural and religious dates

The Calendar of cultural and religious dates aims to raise awareness of key cultural and religious events and national days.

See upcoming events and national days

Harmony Week

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

This year, we mark the 20th anniversary of Harmony Day, with celebrations recognising Australia’s cultural diversity during Harmony Week from 17–23 March.

Visit the Harmony Week website

Community information

The Community Information Summaries provide a broad range of statistical data from the 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing, for people born in more than 100 birthplaces.

Browse the country list of summaries