The City hosts a number of annual cultural events, to celebrate various groups and anniversaries in Cockburn. These include:
- Harmony Week (March): An annual event celebrated in Australia to promote cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for all Australians, regardless of their cultural or linguistic backgrounds.
- ANZAC Day (April): Honours the service and sacrifices of all Australian and New Zealand military personnel who have served in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
- Heritage Week (June): An annual event that celebrates the country's rich cultural, natural, and historic heritage. The aim of the week is to raise awareness about the importance of preserving and promoting Australia's unique heritage, which includes buildings, landscapes, traditions, stories, and significant sites.
- Refugee Week (June): This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the diverse cultures that make up our community in Cockburn, and to come together as a welcoming and inclusive community.
- NAIDOC (July): NAIDOC is an annual week-long celebration in Australia that recognises the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- Hiroshima day (August): In Australia and around the world, Hiroshima serves as reminder of the devastating impacts of nuclear weapons and promotes peace.
- Welcome week (September): Welcoming Week is an annual campaign and celebration to showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including migrants.
For a calendar of upcoming events visit the Events and Workshops page
Cockburn Libraries hold a range of classes and clubs aimed at helping people to learn every day and conversational English, including:
- Learn Everyday English
- English Conversation Group
- Learning English Through Storytime (LETS)
- Contação de História em Português – Stories in Portuguese
- 中文故事 – Stories in Chinese.
There are programs for young children, teenagers, and adults.
To find out more visit the Cockburn Libraries website
Join other women of all backgrounds to learn new skills, discuss important topics, learn about other City of Cockburn free services, have a good laugh while increasing your friendship circle. We offer free childcare and interpreter services if needed. Connect with others in a safe, supportive space.
To find out more, including how to register, visit Diverse Women’s Friendship Group
For more information about cultural festivals and events, please contact the City of Cockburn's Community Development team at [email protected]
or on (08) 9411 3444.
If English is not your first language, you can access the Australian Government's Translating and Interpreting Service
. These services provide free telephone or on-site interpreting and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the cost of a local call. The telephone number is 131 450.