Frequently asked questions

​​​​Find the answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Harmony Week.

Questions about registrations

Why should I register my event?

Registering your event can help you spread the word about your celebration. We publish all events open to the public on the Harmony Week website. If your event isn’t open to the public, you can still register to receive the latest Harmony Week information. ​

Where do I go to register?

Registrations are open in early February and close at the end of March, every year. A link to the event registration form will be available on the home page of the website during this time.

Is registering an event difficult?

No. The registration process involves entering details about what you are planning, when, where and asking for your contact details so we can send you Harmony Week resources.

Will everyone see my event online?

You can choose to make your event private or public. If you choose to make the event open to the public, it will appear on the Harmony Week website online event directory. By making your event public you are giving more people in your local community the chance to join your celebration, spark their own ideas, and maybe inspire them to organise their own.

When do registrations open for Harmony Week?

Registrations will open in early February and close at the end of March. If you are interested in staying updated about Harmony Week, please email the Harmony Week team to have your name added to our mailing list.

Email: harmonyweek@homeaffairs.gov.au​

I registered last year, why do I need to register again?

We want to ensure that events are current, and registering your event allows us to better understand how Harmony Week is celebrated across Australia, annually. 

How long before my event do I need to register?

There is no time limit but we would encourage you to register as early as possible. 

Why is my registration resulting in an error page?

Sometimes an error occurs when the postcode entered for the event location is incorrect. Please ensure that you enter the correct postcode for your suburb and not a PO Box number.

I have made a mistake in my event registration, how do I amend it?

Contact the Harmony Week team through the contact us form and we can update your event details.

Questions about digital resources

I would like to use Harmony Week graphics on a poster/flyer for my event. Can I do that and if so, can you email the graphics to me?

Yes, you can use our approved Harmony Week branded images to promote your event. These are available from the resources page on the website, along with Online Promotion Kits which have downloadable graphics and tips to help promote events with an online audience.

Can I print my own posters?

Yes. Our resources page contains customisable posters for printing as well as other useful resources such as invitations and certificates.

Can you send me a high resolution Harmony Week logo to create my own products?

Yes. Please contact the Harmony Week Team through the contact us form and we can send the logo to you.

Questions about events

Do you have any ideas for Harmony Week events?

Have a look at our event planning kits and online promotion kits from the resources page of the Harmony Week website. The kits are tailored for schools, communities, workplaces, sporting clubs, associations and government. Resources include event ideas, tips, templates and graphics to help you get started to promote and celebrate Harmony Week.

Can I hold my event on a different date?

Yes. While the majority of events are held in the week leading up to and after Harmony Week you can hold your event on a date that suits you best.

​Can you provide or recommend a guest speaker or Harmony Week ambassador for my event?

Harmony Week does not have a list of guest speakers or ambassadors available for events. However, you might like to try your local council or Migrant Resource Centre who might be able to assist in putting you in contact with someone who can present at your event. In addition, many volunteer organisations such as Red Cross run mentoring programs and may be able to provide a guest speaker.

Where can I donate money fundraised through my event?

As Harmony Week is an Australian Government initiative, it cannot accept donations. However, you might like to consider a local charity that would welcome the donation.

Why can't I see my event on your website?

Only events registered as public will be published on the Harmony Week Event Directory. Please allow three business days for your event to be published. Please use the contact us form if you no longer wish to have details of your event published.

How can I find events in my area?

You can search the Event Directory by state or postcode to view public events on our interactive map.

Questions about social media

How should I use social media?

Upload to share your events and photos on social media using #harmonyweek and #everyonebelongs. Online Promotion kits are available to download on the resources page of the website.

How can I share photos and stories from my event?

Use the hashtags #harmonyweek and #everyonebelongs on social media and upload and share your Harmony Week event photos on our website.

Other questions

Is Harmony Week only for schools?

No, Harmony Week is a celebration for everyone. Each year we have schools, workplaces, communities, sporting clubs and individuals getting involved.