If you can't find the information you are looking for in your language, the following organisations can help with translation and interpreting:

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

TIS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is accessible from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.

Telephone: 131 450

Community support services

For further assistance accessing and using the resources on Community Door non-government organisations can contact any of the following community support services.

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)

253 Boundary St West End Queensland 4101

(07) 3844 9166

Multicultural Development Association

57 Old Cleveland Road Stones Corner Queensland 4120

(07) 3394 9300

ACCESS Community Services

PO Box 10 Logan Central Queensland 4114

(07) 3808 9299

Multilink

PO Box 146 Woodridge Queensland 4114

(07) 3808 4463

Multicultural Families Organisation Inc – Gold Coast

PO Box 3023 Southport Business Centre Queensland 4215

(07) 5571 0381

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland

PO Box 2119 Toowoomba Queensland 4350

(07) 4632 9299

Mackay Regional Council for Social Development

PO Box 984 Mackay Queensland 4740

(07) 4957 3008

Mt Isa Community Development Association

PO Box 345 Mt Isa Queensland 4825

(07) 4749 1404

Townsville Multicultural Support Group Inc

PO Box 1801 Aitkenvale Queensland 4814

(07) 4775 1588

Centacare Cairns

PO Box 201 Cairns Queensland 4870

(07) 4041 7699

Local Area Multicultural Partnerships (LAMP)

Local Area Multicultural Partnerships is designed as a partnership strategy between the State Government and local governments to create harmonious and cohesive community relations appropriate for our diverse society.

A coordination role is funded within the Local Government Association of Queensland.

PO Box 2230 Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006

(07) 3000 2235

Coordinated Advocacy in the Multicultural Sector Network (CAMS)

The Coordinated Advocacy in the Multicultural Sector Network (CAMS Network) is a partnership strategy between State Government and community organisations to support and promote multiculturalism.

CAMS program has 20 CAMS workers based in 16 organisations across Queensland. The statewide network is extensive in skills, knowledge and expertise and includes individuals and organisations committed to increasing access and equity for CALD communities.

The CAMS Co-ordinator, Lalita Lakshmi is based with the Ethnic Communities Council Queensland (ECCQ), the State peak organisation, telephone (07) 3844 9166

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Mr Ignacio Jimenez

Coordinator, Multicultural Community Worker Program

(07) 3435 4311

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