Multicultural Health Week - 2023 (MHW 2023)

Multicultural Health Week (MHW) is celebrated across NSW in the first week of September each year to raise awareness of health issues experienced by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and ways of addressing these issues.  Multicultural Health Week (MHW) is funded by the Health and Social Policy Branch NSW Ministry of Health and coordinated by the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS).

MHW is officially launched on the first Monday in September at NSW Parliament House by the Minister for Health or Secretary, NSW Health and will include key note speakers, consumer testimonials and the launch of key resources.

A Steering Committee is formed each year to provide direction and expert advice on the development of resources and activities. The committee comprises representatives from stakeholder services/agencies and community representatives.


The theme of MHW 2023 is Promoting Physical Activity with the tagline of Celebrate Culture Through Movement: Every Move Counts.

MHW 2023 is proudly presented in partnership with Ministry of Health (MoH) and Cancer Institute NSW (CINSW)

If you need more information about previous years theme

Small grants program

A small grants program will be trialled in 2023 to support dissemination of the key MHW 2023 message: Promoting Physical Activities.  Stay tuned for the future announcement of the MHW 2023 Small grants program.

MH Week 2023 – Launch Event

We invite you to take part in the celebrations of MH Week 2023 on Monday 4 September 2023 at the NSW Parliament House.

To find out more about the MHW activities in your area, please visit MHW Event Calendar or contact your nearest Multicultural Health Services:

Central Coast Local Health District
Far West Local Health District
Hunter New England Local Health District
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Mid North Coast Local Health District Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Northern NSW Local Health District
Northern Sydney Local Health District
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Southern NSW Local Health District
South Western Sydney Local Health District
Sydney Local Health District
Western NSW Local Health District
Western Sydney Local Health District