Everyone belongs – Join us in celebrating Harmony Week

What is Harmony Week?

Join us to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity in the Harmony Week at La Trobe University. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.  It’s a time to reflect on the importance of respecting each other and our differences.

Did you know?

  • Nearly half (49 per cent) of Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent who was.
  • Since 1945, more than 7.5 million people have migrated to Australia.
  • 85 percent of Australians agree multiculturalism has been good for Australia.
  • Apart from English, the most common languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Tagalog/Filipino, Hindi, Spanish and Punjabi.
  • More than 70 Indigenous languages are spoken in Australia.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 the University has advised that all non-essential events are to be postponed. Unfortunately, Harmony Week events at Melbourne, City and Bendigo campuses have been cancelled for 2020.