The Gladstone Multicultural Association Inc. is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1998 to promote harmony amongst the different cultural communities found in the Gladstone region.
The group has several objectives to assist in the harmonious integration of new arrivals into the local community and within the Australian community, to develop social links between cultural communities to promote the benefits of a multicultural society, to share in one another’s cultures, to enrich our own lives and to develop a sense of pride in our diverse community (especially among the youth) in order to support harmony and reduce prejudices.
The group provides assistance to new arrivals and Australians who have recently moved into the community from another city, from interstate and from overseas. We seek to provide to those who may be experiencing difficulties developing social ties, with contacts from their own background, as well as with the wider community through social gatherings.
We also assist where possible with information on how to access community and government resources and departments. Many of our members have experienced similar difficulties and can provide invaluable advice, information, service and support.