Harmony Day

Harmony Day, 21 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

It is a day for all Australians to embrace cultural diversity and to share what we have in common.

The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians.


The theme for Harmony Day 2016 is our diversity is our strength.

We want to hear how diversity makes you or your community stronger

‘Our diversity is our strength, because together we…’ share your thoughts with us using #harmonyday

From the biggest businesses that together are more connected to the world right through to the smallest pre-schools who together can learn about the world with their friends.

Registrations now open

Follow these three easy steps to hold an event to celebrate cultural diversity.

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1. Plan

An event can be anything from a morning tea at work to a large community festival.

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2. Register

Register your event using our simple registration form to receive free promotional products to help you celebrate.

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3. Share

Share your event on social media using #harmonyday. Follow or like us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Recipes for Harmony

Recipes for Harmony brings the world to classrooms by introducing students to diverse Australians, their culture and traditional dishes in a fun and interactive way. The online resource features recipes, cultural profiles and personal stories from every-day and high profile Australians such as AFL player Bachar Houli and Masterchef contestant Alice Zaslavsky.

A teacher’s resource includes example lesson plans, classroom activities and worksheets for primary school students from foundation through to late primary school years.

Recipes for Harmony was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Scanlon Foundation, as part of Harmony Day and a Taste of Harmony celebrations.

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