The Everyone Comes from Somewhere project aims to promote multiculturalism, challenge racial stereotypes and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity in Sutherland Shire through the celebration of Harmony Day and the development and release of relevant resources.

Harmony Day is an annual Australian Government celebration. The message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness to all Australians. It is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.

The Everyone Comes from Somewhere project has developed a multimedia educational resource with accompanying activities and DVD. The Everyone comes from Somewhere DVD resource includes :

  • 8 short films exploring the lives of different young people  who live and/or study in Sutherland Shire and the connections they have to their own cultural backgrounds
  • Accompanying exercises, activities and creative tasks for upper primary and high school students in the Resource booklet.

The films demonstrate the richness and benefits that different cultures bring to the community. In addition, winning entries from the Everyone Comes From Somewhere local high school competition for Years 9 to 11, can be viewed on Youtube. Everyone is invited to check out the films and help share the message ‘Everyone Comes from Somewhere’  yet we all belong, by visiting:

If you would like to share your story via film and contribute to this resource, please contact:

For further details, please visit: or contact Jenny, Migrant Services Manager on 9524 9559 or

This project is supported by:

A partnership project between: