Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Australian’s come from more than 200 countries and speak 300 languages. One in five Australians speak a language other than English at home, and one in five of us has at least one parent born overseas. With one in four workers coming from overseas, there is a very strong case for embracing cultural diversity in the workplace.

A taste of Harmony is an annual event that provides Australian workplaces with the opportunity to celebrate the diversity in their workforce. Workplaces are asked to register, and then organise a lunch or afternoon/morning tea. Workers are encouraged to bring a dish that represents their cultural background or from a culture they might not have tried before – workers are encouraged to share stories of their cultural background.