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The Queensland Government is committed to promoting an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland.

The Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS) program funds community-based organisations to support greater intercultural connectedness so that people from culturally diverse backgrounds can achieve their ambitions for social and economic participation.

There are many paths to social connectedness, and the CAMS program collectively supports a wide range of activities that directly and indirectly benefit Queenslanders from culturally diverse backgrounds. These activities include approaches that:

  • build connectedness of individuals
  • work with community leaders to develop and implement strategies to address known issues
  • promote cross-cultural capability and understanding to build welcome and intercultural connection in the wider community.

The Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs undertook a review of the CAMS program between August and December 2019 to determine how well the program continues to support the Government’s strategic priorities and whether any changes or improvements are required.

Read the snapshot summary (PDF, 88KB) of the review.

In view of the current public health concerns due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Department has postponed further work on the CAMS review.

The CAMS program guideline (PDF, 81KB) provides program information for CAMS organisations.

On this page:

CAMS services

The CAMS program is delivered by the following service providers:

Brisbane

Multicultural Australia Ltd

Phone: (07) 3337 5400

Queensland Council of Social Services

Phone: (07) 3004 6900

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Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture & Trauma (QPASTT)

Phone: (07) 3391 6677

Bundaberg

Bundaberg & District Neighbourhood Centre

Phone: (07) 4153 1614

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Caboolture

Neighbourhood Centre Caboolture Inc

Phone: (07) 5495 3818

Cairns

Centacare Far North Queensland

Phone: (07) 4242 1058

Gold Coast

Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast

Phone: (07) 5527 8011

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre

Phone: (07) 4194 3000

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Ipswich

Anglicare Southern Queensland

Phone: 1300 610 610

Logan

ACCESS Community Services Limited

Phone: (07) 3412 8222

Mackay

The Neighbourhood Hub (formerly George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association)

Phone: (07) 4957 2626

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Mount Isa

Good Shepherd Parish - Mount Isa

Phone: (07) 4749 8555

Nambour

Nambour Community Centre

Phone: (07) 5441 5724

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Rockhampton

Central Queensland Multicultural Association

Phone: 0438 751 974

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Statewide - Australian South Sea Islander Communities

Mackay Regional Council

Phone: 1300 622 529

Statewide - Community Funding Access Advisor

Multicultural Australia Ltd

Phone: (07) 3337 5400

Statewide - Muslim Women

Islamic Womens Association of Australia

Phone: (07) 3208 6333

Statewide - Pacific Island Communities

MultiLink Community Services

Phone: (07) 3808 4463

Toowoomba

Mercy Community Services

Phone: (07) 4617 7600

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Townsville

Townsville Multicultural Support Group

Phone: (07) 4775 1588