Welcome to Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland

We support and advocate for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.

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Parenting in Australia

ECCQ developed parental ‘tips’ for parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds collected from families who have successfully resettled in Queensland. Access them here.




Improving your cultural competency

Partners in Cultural Competence (PiCC), an initiative of ECCQ and Queensland’s “one-stop-shop” for cross cultural training and consulting services. Call 3844 9166 for information on in-house training and services.



CALD Community Learning

ECCQ’s community learning project, funded by DETE, will support and mentor CALD Queenslanders to undertake and successfully complete vocational training. Call 3255 1540 for more information.


Latest News

ANZAC Day Message from the Deputy Chair


25 APRIL 2014: Anzac Day is a day which unites us all, Australians of every background, not in glorifying war but in thoughtful remembrance of sacrifice, in praying for the safe return of those Australians now serving their nation in military operations overseas and in committing ourselves to ensure that future generations of young men and women may know and value peace and freedom. (more…)

Health Navigator App for CALD communities


11 APRIL 2014: Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local in partnership with peak body the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland will launch the Health Navigator Tool on 28 April 2014. The tool enables disadvantaged groups to access appropriate health services and information through smart phone and mobile web technology. (more…)

Racial Discrimination Act Exposure Draft: A time to talk


The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland needs your input. The Australian Government is currently seeking views from all Australians of all backgrounds and beliefs on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. See below for how you can contribute to the debate. (more…)


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Upcoming Events

Apr 30

The future of aged care – are we ready?

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Diversicare, 49-51 Thomas Street, West End

May 2

Brave New Welcome – intercultural leadership forum

Time: 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: The Edge, State Library of Queensland at Southbank

May 5

Community Connect Roadshow

Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm

Location: Garden City Library

May 5

Tibet Talks: Geshe Lhakdor on “Tibetan Buddhist culture in the 21st century”

Time: 6 - 7:30pm

Location: Brisbane Trades Hall, 16 Peel Street, South Brisbane

May 8

La Boite Theatre presents Mullah Nasrudin

Time: Tues & Wed 6.45pm Thurs - Sat 7.45pm (8 - 17 May)

Location: La Boite Studio

May 8

Inaugural Robert Jones Memorial Oration

Time: 5:30pm

Location: 17th Floor, 53 Albert St Brisbane 4000

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