Events and celebrations

At Swinburne we host many cultural events to celebrate the diversity of our community. Read more about some of the events that we recognise each year.

Students enjoying a variety of international dishes at Swinburne's World Kitchen Day.

World Kitchen Day

An opportunity for our migrant student communities to share their traditional dishes. Students also share stories of how these foods connect to their home countries.



Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year is a centuries old tradition that is a time for renewal and to engage in the hope for a good future. Each year, Swinburne celebrates the new year with activities such as an on-campus lion dance and a celebratory dinner function with external stakeholders.

Events: Diwali 2019

Diwali festival

Each year we celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with a fun, loud and colourful event on campus. Staff and students come to experience Bollywood performances and lessons, fashion parades and food from all over India.

Iftar dinner during Ramadan at Swinburne

Ramadan

During Ramadan, we hold a special Iftar event to recognise the role that the Swinburne Islamic Society plays in Swinburne’s commitment to religious tolerance.

Upcoming events

2020 Swinburne Annual Barak Wonga Oration

Swinburne University of Technology and the Moondani Toombadool Centre are proud to have Dr Lois Peeler AM, deliver this years Annual Barak Wonga Oration.


Sharing Stories - Inspiring Inclusiveness, celebrating diversity competition

Are you a current Swinburne student?

Submit a creative piece that inspires inclusiveness! This could be from personal experience (communicating your opinions/beliefs/values) or experiences from someone close to you.


View past events

Swinburne 2020 Diwali Celebrations

Join us in celebrating our diverse community at Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

Diwali, a significant event in the South Asian calendar, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness.


Wayapa with Swinburne - Ancient Earth Mindfulness - 9 July

The Moondani Toombadool Center would like to invite you to join a session a session of Wayapa (Indigenous yoga).


Wayapa with Swinburne - Ancient Earth Mindfulness - 8 July

The Moondani Toombadool Center would like to invite you to join a session a session of Wayapa (Indigenous yoga).


Wayapa with Swinburne - Ancient Earth Mindfulness - 7 July

The Moondani Toombadool Center would like to invite you to join a session a session of Wayapa (Indigenous yoga).


International Women’s Day 2020

Swinburne’s International Women’s Day 2020 celebration features a panel of remarkable women hosted by our Inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow for Multicultural Engagement, Ms Helen Kapalos, sharing their stories and the challenges they faced and continue to


Swinburne at Midsumma Pride March

Gather your Swinburne colleagues, families, friends, and allies together as we take to St Kilda's Fitzroy Street, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pride March in Melbourne!


Swinburne at Midsumma Carnival

Swinburne is a proud sponsor of Midsumma Festival, Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival that brings together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences.


2019

International Women in the Workplace

Women from diverse cultural backgrounds are strong, smart, technically competent can achieve outstanding career success.


Create Your Career Day 2019

Get excited about the future of work and learn how you can shape the career of your dreams.


Wear it Purple Day 2019

Join us on Friday 30 August to celebrate LBGTI young people and get your purple on!