Harmony in Hume


Hume City supports all members of our diverse community to practice their religions in a safe and inclusive way.

Harmony Week (Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 March) provides an opportunity to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s all about inclusiveness, respect and a building a sense of belonging for everyone.

Hume’s rich cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths, we welcome residents of all ethnicities, faiths and beliefs to our city. We are proud of our diverse communities and champion harmony and open dialogue among faiths.

Council’s Hume Interfaith Network (HIN) has a significant role in the development of harmonious relationships between all people who live, work or practice faith in Hume.

The HIN delivers initiatives that strengthen social cohesion, deepen mutual respect and promote community participation and wellbeing for members of different faiths, such as the free Harmony Sports Day in Roxburgh Park on Saturday 1 April from 11am to 3pm.

This is a free community event – featuring a free community BBQ and a variety of sports for all ages and abilities:

  • Soccer with Roxburgh Park United Soccer Club
  • Cricket with Hume Cricket Club, supported by Cricket Victoria
  • Footy with the Hume Bombers Football Club Kalkallo, supported by the Australian Football League (AFL)

The HIN also aims to create an environment of peace, understanding and respect for one another’s beliefs, cultures and traditions and provide a safe space to celebrate and share cultural differences.

While we believe no one should ever be treated unfairly based on their race or religion, we understand this is not always the experience of our community.

If you are experiencing any racism or discrimination, please contact the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission to learn about your rights under Victorian law or Victoria Police.

Quotes attributable to Mayor Cr Joseph Haweil:

“Almost 40% of Hume residents were born overseas and come from over 150 different countries.”

“Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths and we welcome residents of all ethnic backgrounds, faiths and beliefs to our community.”

Learn more about the upcoming sports day Harmony Week Celebration by the Hume Interfaith Network

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