Queensland is home to more than 200 cultures, 220 languages and 100 religious beliefs. Multiculturalism is one of Queensland's greatest strengths benefiting our communities, our workforce, businesses and trade.
Through partnerships and working directly with communities, the department aims to:
- promote positive community relations and cohesion
- ensure equitable access to services and programs
- assist community development and participation
- promote the economic and cultural benefits of diversity.
Some of key partnerships include:
- Local Area Multicultural Partnership Program (LAMP)
- Coordinated Advocacy in the Multicultural Sector Network (CAMS Network)
MAQ has also developed a number of community information sheets with basic demographic and cultural information on some of the larger ethnic and religious communities in Queensland. Information on these communities can be found below:
- Australian South Sea Islander Australian South Sea Islander
- Chinese Chinese
- Hindu Hindu
- Indian Indian
- Maori Maori
- Muslim Muslim
- Samoan Samoan
- Sikh Sikh
- Sinhalese Sinhalese
- Tamil Tamil
- Tongan Tongan
- Vietnamese Vietnamese
Find out how your community can work more closely with MAQ by emailing us on MAQ@datsima.qld.gov.au or phoning 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
The information sheets were prepared by the department after consultation with community stakeholders and are strictly for information purposes only.
The department acknowledges the assistance provided by community members in the development of these information sheets. The information sheets do not represent the view or opinions of the State of Queensland (acting through the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs), and were developed with the intention of promoting community awareness of Queensland's cultural diversity.
The information sheets are not intended to be a complete resource, and will not necessarily cover all aspects of each community's key beliefs, protocols and other relevant information about the community. The department acknowledges that some community members may not identify with all the information provided in the profile for their particular community.
The State of Queensland (acting through the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs) will not be held responsible in any way whatsoever for the information sheets or any misinterpretation or misunderstanding of any of the information provided. Further reproduction, distribution, republication, and/or retransmission of the information sheets are not permitted unless prior written permission from the State of Queensland is obtained.