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A more welcoming Queensland is better for everyone

Grows our economy

Grows our economy

Revitalises regional communities

Revitalises regional communities

Connects Queensland with other cultures and the world

Connects Queensland with other cultures and the world

Refugees and other new Queenslanders start and support small business that contribute millions to our economy every year. They settle in regional areas and help them grow. They join sporting teams and study at our world-leading universities. They introduce us to delicious new food and share their music, arts and traditions.

We are Multicultural Australia

Queensland’s settlement service provider for migrants and refugees

For 21 years, Multicultural Australia (formerly Multicultural Development Australia) has been welcoming refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and other new arrivals to Queensland with the goal of creating a fairer, more prosperous society for all Queenslanders.

We support more than 5,000 newly arrived Queenslanders every year, including refugees, international students, people seeking asylum and migrants.

We help them to settle into their new lives, build connections in their communities, find work and study opportunities, learn new skills and feel at home.

We also work with individuals, communities, business and government to help build a more welcoming Queensland through advocacy, cultural training and community events that bring people together, foster understanding and recognise the valuable contribution that new arrivals and migrants make to Queensland.

What We Do

We help more than 5000 new Queenslanders a year study, work and connect with their neighbours

Advocacy and campaigns

Advocacy and campaigns

Advocacy and campaigns

Grow a movement of Queenslanders standing up for new Queenslanders and taking action to make Queensland a more diverse and inclusive place.
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Settlement Support

Settlement Support

Settlement Support

Work with new Queenslanders and their communities to help them successfully settle into their new life in Queensland, including helping with necessities like income, accommodation and language support.
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Employment and Education

Employment and Education

Employment and Education

Work with employers and training providers to match new Queenslanders with jobs and equip them with the skills they need to thrive in their new career.
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Cultural Training

Cultural Training

Cultural Training

Teach individuals, businesses and organisations the skills they need to build welcoming multicultural workplaces and communicate effectively across cultures.
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Our social businesses

We run businesses that let our customers build a welcoming Queensland through their purchase of goods or services.  All our profits go to programs and initiatives that support inclusive and welcoming communities.
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Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.

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Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.