Cultural Dancers
Services and support
  • Last updated:
  • 10 Jul 2019

Resources in languages other than English

Many resources are available in languages other than English through our Library. These include books, magazines, newspapers and learning English materials. More information can be found on the Library webpages.

AMPARO Advocacy has produced two fact sheets in 33 different languages to provide information to people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities about disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Fact sheet 1- Understanding Disability in Australia

Fact sheet 2- What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Translating and Interpreting Service

To contact Council in your own language, telephone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to speak with Sunshine Coast Council on (07) 5475 7272

Australian Citizenship Ceremonies

Council runs citizenship ceremonies on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA)

Council provides a venue where you can state your Pledge, after you have successfully applied for Australian citizenship. At the ceremony, you will receive your Certificate of Australian Citizenship, dated and signed. From that date on, you are an Australian citizen.

Before you are eligible to take part in a citizenship ceremony, you must have:

  • completed your application process with the DHA
  • received your letter of approval from the Minister of Immigration and Border Protection.

For more information visit Citizenship Ceremonies on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Multicultural Groups and Organisations

 Organisation Name Organisation Description 
Cultural Connections Sunshine Coast  Cultural Connections provides opportunities for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to connect with others, develop skills, engage in community and government processes.
Suncoast Settlement Program  The Settlement program is all about supporting new migrants to access Australian services such as health, employment, education and transport.
Sunshine Coast Multicultural Advisory Group Sunshine Coast Multicultural Advisory Group brings together community groups, government representatives and non-government organisational representatives. 
Diversicare (Sunshine Coast)  Diversicare provides in-home care for seniors as well as education and training to support aged care service providers and cultural communities.

FESTURI - a multicultural celebration Inc. 

FESTURI organise community events that celebrate cultural diversity. 

Carers Queensland  If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, the CALD Program can support you and the person you care for.
Caloundra Community Centre
Caloundra Community Centre Inc. is committed to building stronger community and encourages community participation in the development of supportive networks and the promotion of community connectedness and a sense of belonging to one’s own community. 
Descendants of Australian South Sea Islanders  Australian South Sea Islanders are the Australian born descendants of people brought here between 1863 and 1904 to work the cotton and sugar plantations, pastoral and beche-de-mer industries. They arrived from eighty Pacific islands, with the majority from Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

Buddies Refugee Support Group

A Sunshine Coast group who advocate for just and compassionate treatment of refugees. 


State and National Multicultural Groups and Organisations

Organisation Name  Organisation Details

Migration Translators

NAATI accredited translators for documents for visa, passport and citizenship applications and all other legal matters.
Australian Government Department of Human Services
Information on payments and services, support for new arrivals, refugees and humanitarian entrants.
Federation of Ethic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)

FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland

The Commission has a responsibility under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 to promote the understanding, acceptance and public discussion of human rights in this Queensland.

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland ECCQ supports social and economic participation for all Queenslanders through strengthening community associations, delivering leadership training, creating employment pathways and raising awareness of the benefits of cultural diversity.

 You can also search our online directory to find local multicultural groups in the Community Groups Directory.