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Multicultural services and support

Organisations and advocacy groups providing a wide range of services and support for multicultural residents and visitors to the Sunshine Coast.

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

Organisation nameOrganisation description

Carers Queensland 

Phone 1800 242 636 or email [email protected]

Providing specialised carer, aged, and disability support services for culturally and linguistically diverse carers and families.

Caloundra Community Centre 

Phone (07) 5491 4000 or email [email protected]

Offering 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 Australia 

Phone 1300 785 446

Leading aged care and health and well-being specialist, providing community services, transport solutions and volunteer programs.

Community Action for a Multicultural Society  

Phone (07) 5441 4724 or email [email protected]

Supports groups to achieve greater intercultural connections so that people from culturally diverse backgrounds can achieve their ambitions for social and economic participation.


Phone (07) 5491 9655 or email [email protected]

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.

Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Inc. 

Phone (07) 5499 9345 

A welcoming, multifunctional community space in the heart of Maleny, that provides opportunities for community connection and well being for everyone.

Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre 

(07) 5443 6696 

Connecting 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 (07) 5441 4724

Working with community members to assist in establishing  and strengthening their formal and informal sources of support and collaboration within the community.

Volunteering Sunshine Coast

Phone (07) 5443 8256 

Coordinating volunteer positions to suit a range of different skills and interests.

Advocacy groups and organisations

Organisation nameOrganisation purpose
Amnesty International Sunshine CoastFocus on upholding human rights for all.
Buddies Refugee Support Group Support asylum seekers and refugees.

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland

Phone (07) 3844 9166

Supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 

Phone (02) 6282 5755

The national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network 

Phone (03) 9340 3700

A nationally recognised body that represents migrant and newly arrived young people.

Queensland Human Rights Commission 

Phone 1300 130 670

Supports businesses, government and the community to resolve discrimination complaints.

Refugee Council of Australia

Phone (02) 9211 9333

The national umbrella body for refugees and people seeking asylum and those who support them.

Settlement Council of Australia 

Phone (02) 6282 8515

The national peak body for settlement.
Sunshine Coast Multicultural Network Brings together community, business and government to create opportunities for connections and to collaborate on identified needs and opportunities for our multicultural communites.
Sunshine Coast Refugee Action NetworkAction, advocacy and community awareness.
Welcome to Maleny Working creatively to contribute to the well-being of refugees.

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