About us

The core mission of the Australian Values program is to continue to celebrate Australia’s journey of progress as an inclusive nation which is built around our shared values.

Our values define and shape our country, and all Australian’s share the benefits and responsibilities arising from the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of our society — one that equips us to build a future where everyone belongs and has the chance to live a great life.

It is this diversity that gives us great strength, one that sparks innovation, creativity and vitality — and we owe our accomplishments as a nation to the contributions of more than 300 different ancestries, from the First Australians to the newest arrivals. 

The Australian Values program is part of a Government initiative to bring together, document and celebrate the vast people and communities that represent Australia’s shared values, and overall, help these communities become actively part of, and benefit from, Australia’s social development.