Multicultural events

There are two major multicultural events held each year in the Northern Territory (NT):

  • Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree
  • Big Day Out in Harmony in Alice Springs.

Read below for more information.

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The Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree is a celebration of the NT's cultural richness, diversity and a display of harmony as a multicultural society.

The event is organised by the NT Government, Darwin Waterfront Corporation, Darwin Community Arts and the Multicultural Council of the NT.

Join in the cultural activities and entertainment and try delicious food from different parts of the world.

The event includes a lantern competition, lantern flotilla release and fireworks finale.

The Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree is held in May every year at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.

When the exact event date is confirmed, participants and attendees will be notified.

How to get involved

You can submit an expression of interest if you would like to hold a community stall, food stall or performance at the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree.

Expression of interests open in October and close in February every year.

To submit an expression of interest, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the form that applies to you

Expression of interest: community stall PDF (624.5 KB)
Expression of interest: community stall DOCX (495.9 KB)

Expression of interest: food stall PDF (689.0 KB)
Expression of interest: food stall DOCX (286.6 KB)

Expression of interest: performance PDF (696.0 KB)
Expression of interest: performance DOCX (310.3 KB)

Step 2. Fill in a talent release authority

All participants must also fill in a talent release authority for the use of photographs, videos and audio recordings taken during the soiree.

Talent release authority PDF (575.5 KB)
Talent release authority DOCX (61.2 KB)

Step 3. Submit your application

You can submit your application in person, by email or mail to:

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Level 6 Darwin Plaza
41 Smith Street Mall
Darwin NT 0800
tf.multiculturalaffairs@nt.gov.au

PO Box 37037
Winnellie NT 0820

Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia and the Alice Springs Town Council run a harmony event for Alice Springs.

The event is held on the lawns of the Alice Springs Town Council. It showcases food, films, music, dance and martial arts demonstrations from the town's multicultural community.

For more information, contact the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia by calling 08 8952 8776 or emailing info@mcsca.org.au.

Last updated: 13 October 2020

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