Multicultural services

Brisbane City Council demonstrates its commitment to a multicultural Brisbane through services and initiatives for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Council provides linkages and information for people from these backgrounds who are starting a new life in Brisbane.

You can get information in another language by using the translating and interpreting service or by viewing Council's translated web content on our Traditional Chinese, Simplified ChineseKorean, Arabic or Vietnamese sites. Learn about Council services and programs in the Brisbane residents guide. Get involved in the community at sporting clubs and Council libraries. Find out about citizenship, Council grants and public transport timetables.


Translating and interpreting service

Residents from linguistically diverse communities can receive Council information and assistance in another language by using this free telephone translation service.

New residents guide

Information for new Brisbane residents about Council's services and programs and how you can get involved in your community.

Citizenship information

Find out what you need to do to become an Australian citizen. Also find information on Council's citizenship ceremonies, held at City Hall.

Community grants

Council has a range of grants available to support individuals and non-profit community groups.

Multicultural programs and initiatives

Council engages with culturally diverse communities and organisations. Read about key programs and initiatives, like Council's translated web content.

What's on at Council libraries

Libraries welcome people of all cultural backgrounds. Enjoy children's storytime, English conversation groups and find collections in a variety of languages.

Brisbane Vision

Learn about the Brisbane Vision and how we can work together to reach the vision targets and aspirations.

Sporting clubs

Get involved in your local sporting club. Find out about Council's sports fields and facilities.

Public transport

Find information on bus, ferry and CityCat timetables and tickets.

Council's Youth Strategy 2014-2019

Find out about the eight themes of the strategy, including 'Our New World City', which details Council's programs and strategic priorities relevant to international students and young people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Round Table identifies and facilitates opportunities for business and economic development in Brisbane's multicultural community.

Brisbane radio stations

Radio can sometimes be the only source of information during an emergency or disaster event. Find a list of Brisbane radio stations, including international language stations.

BrisAsia Festival

BrisAsia Festival is an annual festival that showcases contemporary and traditional Asian arts and cultural events, programs and initiatives.

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