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.
Cultural Diversity in the Moreton Bay Region
In the Moreton Bay region there are 143 different languages
spoken with 1 in every 5 people born overseas from 176
countries. Find out the facts and figures of our culturally
View Council's short documentary film Many Stories: One Region, raising cultural awareness in the Moreton
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.
Find out information on Disaster Management and how to be prepared for disasters and
emergencies. 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.
View the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website for
information on the 2016 Census which will take place on 9 August 2016. The
Moreton Bay Region is culturally diverse and in order to capture
this evidence base, participation and accurately completing the
Census form is important. If you require assistance, support
from ABS will be provided.
There will be a number of Census Jobs available. People
who speak another language and can provide support to multicultural
communities in completing their forms and are encouraged to
To view the current vacancies or to register your interest for job opportunities see the Australian Bureau of Statistics website
Council facilitates citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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 and to find out what is happening and how you can get involved, see Harmony Day.
Libraries Conversational English Group
Do you want to speak better English? Moreton Bay Region Libraries host free conversational English groups.
The Collaborative Action and Responses for a Multicultural
Moreton Bay (CARMM) is a network of government, community
organisations and culturally and linguistically diverse
communities. The CARMM Network 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 Citizenship and Multicultural
Services category 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.
A number of events in Moreton Bay involve the region's
multicultural communities. Please check out our events calendar.
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.
For more information
If you require further information on Council's Multicultural
Services, please contact our Community and Cultural Programs: