Cultural Diversity Week

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s leading multicultural celebration held in March each year to coincide with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day.

Multiculturalism is a part of the Victorian identity, our character, and way of life.  

Victorians come from more than 200 countries, speak 260 languages and follow 135 different faiths. The proportion of the overseas-born Victorians who come from non-main English-speaking countries is nearly 80%. This is the highest for all Australian states and territories.

We have built a place where people from all corners of the world can contribute and belong. Our diversity doesn’t just make us unique; its social, cultural, and economic benefits enrich us all.  

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s leading multicultural celebration held in March each year to coincide with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day on March 21. 

Coordinated by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), it celebrates the colourful sounds, sights, movements, and tastes of Victoria’s rich and ever-diversifying community. 

See what local community events are happening on the Victorian Multicultural Commission website , or see some of the virtual events you can get involved in below, no matter where you are.

Celebrating Pesach!

Created by Beci Orpin for the Jewish Museum of Australia, this downloadable activity includes a representation of some of the traditional Passover Seder plate items.

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Melbourne's Best Snacks

Take a journey around Melbourne to find some of the most delicious, diverse snacks from different cultures and corners of the globe, available in your city.

Pick your route

Cooking for Persian New Year

Learn how to make Sabzi Polo ba Mahe (herbed rice with fish), a traditional Persian dish with Free to Feed chef, Tayebeh!

Get cooking!