Get involved

As Queenslanders, we speak an incredible number of languages and dialects, and practice a broad range of faiths. Our diversity is a fact – but genuine inclusion takes effort.

This year, through Multicultural Queensland Month we will explore the many ways in which language is fundamental to building a truly inclusive Queensland through the theme 'Inclusion in action'.

We are encouraging you to get involved in the month by planning activities or creating content to embrace our diversity, promote inclusion and make new connections in your community.

How you can get involved?

Get social – create and share something on your social media channels to show your support for #MQM22 and Queensland's cultural diversity.

Attend an event - check out events happening across Queensland during MQM and get involved.

Create your own MQM event – you could invite a guest speaker to your workplace, club or school to deliver a presentation on a language-related topic, or organise training for staff and volunteers on how to arrange translating and interpreting services. You can use our MQM 2022 resources to help plan and promote your MQM event.

Celebrate your multilingual staff and community members – invite your multilingual staff, friends or community members to share their perspectives on the benefits of speaking more than one language. Or consider learning a new language yourself!

Consider volunteering to help new arrivals in your community practice English – look for opportunities near you through the Volunteering Queensland website, such as the VoRTCS program run by St Vincent De Paul.

Read all about it – seek out books by authors from diverse cultural backgrounds, including Australian authors from First Nations, migrant, refugee, asylum seeker and Australian South Sea Islander backgrounds.

Organise a human library experience – For inspiration, check out this ABC news item to see how they did this in Bunbury, WA.

Share a meal and a story – sharing food is a friendly way to bring people together.  Invite your colleagues, friends or neighbours to a morning or afternoon tea, lunch or dinner and invite everyone to share something of their cultural heritage.

Trivia night – host a trivia night and include questions about Queensland 's diversity. You can find facts and figures about the diversity of your local area using the Search Diversity Queensland tool.

Teach, learn or share - there are many benefits of cultural diversity in the workplace. SBS have a range of resources to help your organisation address stereotypes, identify unconscious bias and more.