What We Do

ECCQ has been established for 40 years as the peak body in Queensland for ethnic communities and cultural diversity. ECCQ acts as a strategic mechanism for the empowerment of people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds through policy research and development, sector collaboration and community education and training around leadership and better health outcomes.

Strengthening Communities


Community Work Skills Project

Funded by the Department of Education and Training, through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, ECCQ delivers training sessions to support culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community members gain qualifications for future employment. In partnership with the Royal College...

Community Learning

Bright Future Project The Bright Future Project provides an accredited training in Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community) to eligible participants. The project will provide: 22 weeks of theory training in a classroom environment at the...

Network Members



Events Management Resource

The events management resource, Let’s make it happen! assists culturally and linguistically diverse community groups and organisations with organising and staging local, community and regional events and festivals. This handbook gives simple step by step advice and guidance on...


Media Training Resource

The media training resource, Joining the Conversation: A Media Toolkit for Ethnic Communities can be viewed online here or download as a pdf  here. This resource assists culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to develop skills to promote correct...


Community Leadership

ECCQ’s Community Leadership Program aims to increase community self-reliance by supporting community leaders and aspiring leaders from new and emerging communities to increase their leadership capacity and knowledge of advocacy and association governance. Past and current participants represent a...



ECCQ Policy

As a state-wide peak body, ECCQ works on state level policy issues.  This includes policy research and advocacy to the Queensland State Government, and other community and business stakeholders. Our focus is on promoting the benefits of cultural diversity....

C protection

Child Protection

In 2012, ECCQ explored the needs of CALD communities and families around their access and use of general family support services. ECCQ engaged with families to see how they can better access and participate in services that are designed...



Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health

A person’s health is crucial to their complete physical, mental and social well-being. At ECCQ we believe that all people should have access to health information and services that are culturally appropriate, and relevant to their needs. Our HIV/AIDS,...


Chronic Disease

At ECCQ we believe that all people should have access to health information and services that are culturally appropriate and relevant to their needs. ECCQ’s Chronic Disease Program has been delivering culturally appropriate preventative care to Queensland’s culturally and...

Aged Care



Diversicare provides quality community based and coordinated in home care for the frail aged and carers as well as education and training, resources and projects to support aged care service providers and cultural communities. What Diversicare offers Diversicare has...


Berlasco Court

Berlasco Court Caring Centre is a residential care facility committed to high standards of nursing care for residents from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.  The Centre was purchased by the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland Ltd in 1988...

Cultural Competence


Cultural Awareness in the Workplace

ECCQ’s division, Diversicare offers Cultural Awareness Training in the workplace. This engaging and interactive training program addresses the specific cultural needs of professional organisations. From government departments through to private enterprise and corporate environments, this professional development addresses the...