Council is committed to a multicultural Moreton Bay by providing services and initiatives for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Council welcomes and embraces the different skills, varied views and diverse experiences associated with our culturally and linguistically diverse communities. This diversity contributes to the innovation, productivity and economic growth of the region and enriches the lives of all residents.
Cross Cultural Training for the Community
Council is providing a series of cross cultural training workshops for the community. Following the sell-out “Fundamentals of Cultural Awareness: Strategies for Delivering Community Services” workshops held in 2017 and “Culturally Appropriate Service Delivery and Engagement” in early 2018, Council is providing further training on “Working effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds including refugees”. To register and for more information, see cross cultural training for the community.
Cultural Diversity in the Moreton Bay Region
In the Moreton Bay region there are 157 different languages spoken with 1 in every 4 people born overseas from 184 countries. Find out the facts and figures of our culturally
diverse region. Community and Economic Profiles for the Moreton Bay region can be viewed on Council’s website and are available in Chinese (simplified).
Are you a new resident to the Moreton Bay region? Here's some
information to help you settle in and familiarise yourself with
your local area.
Know Your Neighbour
As a migrant or new resident, settling into your new home can be challenging. Knowing our neighbours can help us feel like we belong and contribute to a happier neighbourhood for everyone. To find out more and what’s on for Neighbour Day, please check Know Your Neighbour.
Find out information on Disaster Management and how to be prepared for disasters and
emergencies. See Translated Materials for translated fact sheets, Australian Sign Language (Auslan) videos and ethnic radio stations on preparing your home for an emergency or natural disaster. Sign up to Council's MoretonAlert, a free SMS, email and voice notification system to
provide severe weather warnings, Queensland Fire and Emergency
Services' bushfire warning messages, Council prescribed burn
notifications, potential flash flooding incidents and planned dam
releases within our region.
Council facilitates citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.
Harmony Day is held every year throughout Australia on 21 March to recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity of everyone who calls Australia home. To celebrate our culturally diverse region, visit Harmony Day find out what is happening in our region and how you can get involved.
Queensland Multicultural Month
August is Queensland Multicultural Month. It is the State’s largest celebration of cultural diversity. With an increasing multicultural community, Queensland Multicultural Month is an opportunity to celebrate our culturally diverse region. To find out what’s happening across the state or how to be involved, please see Queensland Multicultural Month in the Moreton Bay Region.
Libraries Conversational English Group
Do you want to speak better English? Moreton Bay Region Libraries host free conversational English groups.
The Moreton Bay Multicultural Action Network (MBMAN) is a network of government, community
organisations and culturally and linguistically diverse
communities. The MBMAN is managed by the Community
Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) Program based at the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre.
Multicultural Community Groups and Organisations
To find multicultural community groups and organisations in the Moreton Bay region, please browse the Services Provided function of our community directory.
If you have a multicultural initiative requiring funding, please
see Council's Community Grants page for a number of funding options
available to organisations.
Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS) National
The TIS National is an interpreting service provided by the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection for people who do
not speak English. This service is also available for
agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their
non-English speaking clients.