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.
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.
Multicultural Statement page.
Australia's multicultural policy history
A brief history of Australia’s multicultural policies and Parliamentary statement of racial tolerance.
Australia’s multicultural policy history page.
Australian Multicultural Council
The Australian Multicultural Council (AMC) is a ministerially appointed body representing a broad cross-section of Australian interests that provides independent and robust advice to Government on multicultural affairs, social cohesion and integration policy and programs.
Visit the Australian Multicultural Council page.
Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, based on the successful integration of migrants into our community. It is celebrated around Australia on 21 March and is a day where all Australians celebrate cultural diversity. It is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Harmony Day is about community participation, inclusiveness and respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values and a time to reflect on where Australia has come from, while also recognising the traditional owners of the land.
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.
Multicultural access and equity page.
Calendar of cultural and religious dates
Calendar of cultural and religious dates aims to raise awareness of key cultural and religious events and national days.
Community Information Summaries
The Community Information Summaries provide a broad range of statistical data from the 2011 Australian Census of Population and Housing, for people born in more than 100 countries.
Community Information Summaries page.
A list of state/territory based multicultural agencies.
Multicultural affairs useful contacts page.