Multicultural affairs

For additional Multicultural Affairs information not provided below, refer to the Department of Social Services website.

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

Australian Government's Multicultural Statement

Multicultural Australia – united, strong, successful is the Government’s public statement recommitting to multicultural Australia; setting both priorities and strategic directions for the coming years.

Visit the Multicultural Statement page.

Harmony Day

Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March. It is a day where all Australians celebrate cultural diversity and is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is about community participation, inclusiveness and respect, and a time to reflect on where Australia has come from, while also recognising the traditional owners of the land.

Visit the Harmony Day website.

Multicultural access and equity

Australia’s Multicultural Access and Equity Policy seeks to ensure that all Australians are able to access government programs and services equitably, regardless of their cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Visit the Multicultural access and equity page.

Calendar of cultural and religious dates

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