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Multicultural services and support
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Oct 2019

The following organisations and advocacy groups provide a range of support services and programs to new residents to the Sunshine Coast.

 Organisation name Organisation description 
Carers Queensland
Phone: 1800 242 636
Email: info@carersqld.com.au
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With one in every eight Australians caring for a family member or friend, Carers Queensland is committed to providing specialised carer, aged, and disability support services for culturally and linguistically diverse carers and families.
 
Caloundra Community Centre
Phone: 5491 4000
Email: cdw@calcomm.org.au
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Creating vibrant, sustainable communities through a range of programs, services and facilities. They are commitment to inclusiveness and seek to respond to and address the needs of our multicultural community.
Comlink
Phone: 1300 785 446
Email: info@comlink.org.au
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ComLink is a leading aged care and health and well-being specialist, providing community services, transport solutions and volunteer programs.
Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program
Phone: 5441 4724
Email: ana@nambourcc.org
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Supports groups to achieve greater intercultural connections so that people from culturally diverse backgrounds can achieve their ambitions for social and economic participation.
Department of Human Services - Centrelink
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Delivers social and health payments and services.

Diversicare - Multicultural Advisory Service
Phone: 5491 9655
Email: mas.sunshine@diversicare.com.au
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Professional development is provided free to community care and aged care services seeking to enhance their delivery of culturally appropriate care to older people, people with a disability under 65 and their carers from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Glass House Mountains Community Centre
Phone: 5438 7000
Email: ghmnc97@gmail.com
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Providing a welcoming space and community hub with facilities for groups and community to meet, connect and hold events. Also providing emergency relief to support those in need.
Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
Phone: 5499 9345
Email: coordinatordw@malenync.org.au
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Maleny Neighbourhood Centre is a welcoming, multifunctional community space in the heart of Maleny, that provides opportunities for community connection and well being for everyone.
Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre
Phone: 5443 6696
Email: cdp@maroochync.org.au
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Provide services to connect people with their community in a friendly, accessible and respectful environment. Hosting community dinners, providing free counselling, family support and a community garden.

Nambour Community Centre
Phone: 5441 4724
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Nambour Community Centre works with community members (individuals, families & groups) to assist in establishing & strengthening their formal & informal sources of support and collaboration within the community.
Volunteering Sunshine Coast Inc.
Phone: 5443 8256
Email: admin@volunteeringsc.org.au
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Maintain a large database of volunteer positions to suit a range of different skills and interests.
Women's Global Hub
Email: stella@calcomm.org.au
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Invites all women to join the group every Tuesday 11.00am to 1.00pm for a friendly social gathering where sharing, teaching and learning about our diverse cultures is our goal.

Multicultural advocacy groups and organisations 

Organisation name  Organisation purpose

Amnesty International Sunshine Coast
Phone: 0413 534 250

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Focus on upholding human rights for all.
Buddies Refugee Support Group
Phone: 0412 673 028
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Support asylum seekers and refugees.
Caloundra Social Justice Group
Phone: 0422 056 334
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To educate parishioners and others in social justice issues.
Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)
Phone: 07 3844 9166
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Supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.
Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA)
Phone: 02 6282 5755
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The national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN)
Phone: 03 9340 3700
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A nationally recognised body that represents migrant and newly arrived young people.
Queensland Human Rights Commission (QHRC)
Phone: 1300 130 670
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An independent body that supports businesses, government and the community to resolve discrimination complaints, deliver training and promote public discussion on human rights.
Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)
Phone: 02 9211 9333
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 The national umbrella body for refugees and people seeking asylum and those who support them.
Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA)
Phone: 02 6282 8515
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 The national peak body for settlement.
Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group
Phone: 0432 853 998
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To work on projects and to share information that bring a better understanding and acceptance of reconciliation between Australia's First Nations people and other Australians.
Sunshine Coast Multicultural Network
Phone: 5442 4724
Email: ana@nambourcc.org
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Brings together community, government and non-government representatives to work with multicultural communities to create opportunities for connections, collaborate on identified needs and opportunities and enhance understanding of cultural diversity.
Sunshine Coast Refugee Action Network (SCRAN)
Phone: 0466 874 608
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Focused around action, advocacy and community awareness.
 Welcome to Maleny - Refugee Support Group
Phone: 0448 319 391
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 Locals of Maleny developing creative ideas and strategies to contribute to the well-being of refugees in Australia, more specifically SE Queensland.

 You can also search our Community Groups Directory to find local multicultural groups.