There are a variety of statewide events recognised across NSW Health services to acknowledge, promote and celebrate the cultural diversity of NSW. Please contact your Local Health District representative for more information about these events and other activities throughout the year.

Multicultural Health WeekMulticultural Health Week Poster

This annual event highlights the importance of language and culture in health services as well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of health issues in multicultural communities. It occurs in the first week of September.

Multicultural Health Week is coordinated by the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service.

Multicultural Health Communication Awards

The annual Multicultural Health Communications Awards  recognise excellence in multilingual health communication across NSW Health. In December 2023, Ms Deborah Willcox AM, Acting Secretary, NSW Health will attend as the guest of honour and present the winners for the 2023 Awards  at an in-person event at the State Library of NSW. The Awards were established in 2003 by the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service.

Refugee Week

This is Australia's peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

Refugee Week is held from Sunday to Saturday of the week which includes 20 June (World Refugee Day). The week is coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia.

Current as at: Tuesday 29 November 2022