Division of the Provost

Harmony Day Celebrations

Harmony Day celebrations aim to bring northern Tasmania's diverse range of communities together to celebrate and learn more about cultural, economic and social diversity. We are planning an enjoyable evening involving a welcome ceremony for newcomers, food and entertainment from around the world, activities for kids, such as; face painting, craft displays, exhibitions and much more.

The 2014 community Harmony Day celebrations will be held at the University of Tasmania's Newnham campus, on the grassed area between Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre and The Caf on Friday 21st March, commencing at 5.30pm.

The 2014 program is available here, see below for Harmony Day highlights.

Highlights of Harmony Day Celebrations

  • At 3.30pm there will be a soccer match between the Launi Allstars and a team of AMC international students. The game will be played on the UTAS football fields.
  • At 5.30pm there will be a formal welcome ceremony hosted by the Mayor Albert Van Zetten. The ceremony will also include the trophy presentations for the soccer match.
  • At 6pm the festivities will commence with amazing performances from the following - Chinese singing and dancing, Chinese Lute performance, Lion Dance, Bhutanese Folk Dancing, singing and dancing from the Pacific Islands, Liberian singing and much much more.

For directions on where the Harmony Day activities will take place please download the following Newnham Campus Map (PDF 984KB)

School Activities

To engage further with our local community in Launceston we will also be offering a range of activities for school groups from 12.30pm to 2.30pm on the 21st March. Contact harmony.day@utas.edu.au for more information.

Harmony Day Working Group

Harmony Day working group is made up of a passionate group of individuals, supported by their organisations, whose

External Community partners UTAS Internal partners
Launceston City Council Tasmanian University Union
Examiner Newspaper Launceston Engagement & Development Office
Southern Cross Television Student Centre
Migrant Resource Centre English Language Centre
Launceston Chamber of Commerce Australian Maritime College Student Association
Housing Tasmania Community Friends & Networks Program
Tasmania Police Global Education Team
CityProm Accommodation Services
Walker Designs Student Recruitment & Marketing
Department of Immigration & Citizenship Riawunna
Launi All Stars Soccer Team  
Active Launceston Australian Maritime College
Polytechnic Commercial Services & Development
ABC Northern Tasmania  
Northern Suburbs Community Centres  
Compass Group