Harmony Day

Harmony Day and National You Week Short Film
View this short film celebrating the
cultural diversity and views of young
people in the Moreton Bay region.

Harmony Day is held every year throughout Australia on 21 March. Harmony Day aims to recognise and celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and promote the key message that ‘everyone belongs’.

The Moreton Bay region is one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse regions in Australia. One in every five residents are born overseas, representing over 170 nationalities and speaking over 140 different languages.

Harmony Day provides an opportunity for council to celebrate the regions cultural diversity and promote a sense of belonging to everyone that calls the Moreton Bay region home. 


Harmony Day 2017

On 16 March, Council hosted a Harmony Day Citizenship Ceremony and welcomed over 100 residents from across the Moreton Bay Region to make the Australian Citizenship Pledge. The candidates were from 27 different countries including UK, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Serbia and Ireland. In celebration of Harmony Day, candidates were invited to wear their cultural dress or the Harmony Day colour orange. The evening included special prizes, viewing of a short Harmony Day film, and lots of Harmony Day giveaways.

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 Council partnered with community groups, sporting clubs and schools from across the region to deliver a calendar of Harmony Day events and activities.  

Harmony Day events
Event Date Suburb
Respect Day - Bringing Youth People Together Through Sport
Deception Bay Flexible Learning Centre
Sports day for young people attending flexible learning centres, focusing on Harmony Day, Close the Gap and Say No To Bullying messaging.
16 March 2017 Deception Bay
Moving Together - Strength in Harmony
One Salt Water
Participate in learning and sharing different traditional dances.
19 March 2017 Redcliffe
Morning Tea for Harmony
Deception Bay Community Youth Program
Activities include singing by Pasifika Families, traditional Filipino dance, children's multicultural crafts, Tai Chi demonstration, Thai foot massages, exhibition of flags and storytelling.
21 March 2017 Deception Bay
Multicultural Women'sCelebration
Centre Against Domestic Violence (CADA)
Sharing traditional foods, dress, and music. 
21 March 2017 Caboolture
Harmony Day Parade
Dakabin State High School
A ‘parade of diversity’ featuring students in national dress & flags from their countries
21 March 2017 Dakabin
Harmony Day Walking Tours
Friends of Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
Morning of tours of the Redcliffe Botanic Garden
21 March 2017 Redcliffe
Harmony Day Community BBQ
Aftercare, Encircle & Footprints
A combined community BBQ with an array of activities
21 March 2017 Redcliffe
Harmony Day Cultural Workshop
Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre
Workshop of West African music culture with a mixture of drumming, dancing and singing.
23 March 2017      Caboolture
Caboolture Movie in the Park
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Enjoy a free night of fun for the whole family watching the film Epic!
25 March 2017 Caboolture

Harmony Day information and resources

View the Harmony Day website to register your event and access more information and resources including a planning kit, online promotion kit, posters, invitations, certificates, instaframes, postcards, infographics, web banners and DIY activities.

Harmony Day Fund

Council is offering grant funding to support community groups and organisations to deliver initiatives that mark Harmony Day on March 21. Funding is available to assist with events, activities and programs that celebrate the regions cultural diversity and their contribution to our communities.

To view Council’s financial assistance opportunities, please refer to the Fund Guidelines [PDF 220KB].

Funding dates
Funding Round Open      Funding Round Closed Available Funding
December 1 5.00pm, February 1 Up to $1,000

Who can apply?

  • An incorporated not-for-profit organisation or a company limited by guarantee that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charity, tax exempt fund or deductible gift recipient.  Unincorporated groups are eligible to apply, providing that their application is made through an eligible organisation acting as an auspice
  • Must have $20 million Public Liability Insurance
  • Must have acquitted all previous Moreton Bay Regional Council grants
  • Must have no outstanding debt to Council 

Who is ineligible to apply?

  • Government agencies
  • Schools, unless the proposed initiative will involve the wider community
  • Churches, unless the proposed initiative can be considered to be in addition to the core business of the church
  • Political groups 

Please refer to the Fund Guidelines [PDF 220KB] for more information on Council's eligibility criteria.

Harmony Day Fund Outcome Reports

Successful applicants are required to return an outcome report to Council within six (6) weeks of project completion.

The Outcome Report requires you to demonstrate you have spent the funds as detailed in your original grant application. Please provide documentation such as photographs and participant feedback.

Council reserves the right to request tax invoices and receipts as per the Funding Agreement in the Fund Guidelines [PDF 220KB]

Please submit your outcome report via SmartyGrants. 

If you have forgotten your password, please follow the prompts to reset. Alternatively email or call the Community Grants Team on (07) 3205 0555 for assistance.

How can Council support your celebrations?

There are a range of free and/or subsidised services and equipment items on offer to community groups and organisations.  

For more information

If you require further information on Council's Multicultural Services, please contact our Community and Cultural Programs team: 

  • Phone: (07) 3205 0555
  • Email: communityprograms@moretonbay.qld.gov.au 

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