World faiths have for centuries celebrated key events or aspects of their religious tradition. These significant moments, celebrated each so differently, all converge in their shared belief in something both within and transcendent of this world.

Whatever your faith, tradition, customs, language or heritage, celebrations are a defining part of our Australian identity and history.

Victoria is home to one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world, and is also amongst the fastest-growing and most diverse states in Australia.

In Victoria, people practice more than 130 different faiths, they speak 260 languages other than English, over a quarter were born overseas and close to half of Victorians have at least one parent born overseas.

Discover the diversity of Victorians' celebrations by visiting the Faith Communities Council of Victoria 2017 Multifaith Calendar and the Department of Social Services Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates.

Draft African Communities Action Plan

The Victorian Government has asked the African Ministerial Working Group (AMWG) to lead the development of an African Communities Action Plan. 

A draft version of the Action Plan has been released for public consultation.

Help shape the final plan by providing your feedback on the draft by 15 December 2017.

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