Multicultural services

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 diverse region. 

Multicultural Film

View Council's short documentary film Many Stories: One Region, raising cultural awareness in the Moreton Bay region. 

New Residents 

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. 

Disaster Management

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. 

Census 2016

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 apply.

To view the current vacancies or to register your interest for job opportunities see the Australian Bureau of Statistics website

Citizenship

Council facilitates citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).  

Harmony Day

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, 

Multicultural Network

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. 

Community Grants

If you have a multicultural initiative requiring funding, please see Council's Community Grants page for a number of funding options available to organisations. 

Multicultural Events

A number of events in Moreton Bay involve the region's multicultural communities.  Please check out our events calendar. 

Translating and Interpreting Service (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:


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