The Multicultural Community Centre (MCC) was established in 1989 in Chinatown, to meet the needs of Brisbane’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community in Newmarket and the wider Brisbane community. MCC was formally incorporated in 1996 and operates as a charitable organisation (a public benevolent institution), primarily assisting migrants, refugees, the disadvantaged, the poor and the elderly. MCC is actively involved in combating any forms of racism and acts as an advocate and liaison body where government and non-government bodies are concerned. It also actively promotes multiculturalism and cultural maintenance of traditions, language, and customs.
MCC is the winner of the 2016 Queensland Multicultural Minister’s Award.
- To assist those disadvantaged by poverty, sickness, unemployment, racial discrimination, and those who are recognizably in need of relief with practical services catering for the community’s language and cultural diversity
- To feed and clothe the poor and needy
- To care for and provide assistance to the elderly and disabled
- Accredited and non-accredited training
- Australian qualifications that result in jobs with career pathways
- Australian work experience