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 for more information on these events and other activities throughout the year.

Multicultural Health Week

This annual event commenced in 2009 to highlight the importance of language and culture in health services as well as providing an opportunity to raise health issues in multicultural communities. It occurs in the first week of September.

Multicultural Health Week is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and is coordinated by the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service.

Multicultural March

Multicultural March is the NSW Government’s month-long celebration of one of NSW’s greatest assets – our cultural diversity. Multicultural March is coordinated by the Community Relations Commission.

Refugee Week

This week 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 always 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.

Harmony Day

This is a national day to celebrate Australia's diversity and is celebrated on 21 March. Harmony Day is supported by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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