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.


Cross Cultural Training for the Community

Following the sell-out “Fundamentals of Cultural Awareness: Strategies for Delivering Community Services” training in May, Council is providing the training again in August 2017. 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 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. Community and Economic Profiles for the Moreton Bay region can be viewed on Council’s website and are available in Chinese (simplified).

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. 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.

Citizenship

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

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.

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 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.

Multicultural Network

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 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 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:


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