Communities and Services

Demographic information

  • Community profiles - access information on population characteristics and forecasts, socio-demographic profiles and economic data for the Cairns region.

Community links

If you are new in Cairns and are looking to connect with your community, the following options are available to you:

  • Centacare Multicultural Services - Centacare is a registered charity that provides free settlement support to migrants (including refugees and special humanitarian entrants), primarily from non-English speaking backgrounds.
  • Cairns Regional Council Multicultural Community Services Officer
    • Phone:  (07) 4044 3447
    • Email: communityservices@cairns.qld.gov.au
  • Queensland Multicultural Resource Directory -  This Queensland Government tool provides a comprehensive listing of more than 900 key organisations with an ethnic community focus in Queensland.  The Directory does not list private businesses.

Translating and interpreting services

The Australian Government, through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), provides translating and interpreting services for people who do not speak English and for English speakers needing to communicate with them.

The Translating and Interpreting Services (TIS national) operates nationally and is available to any person or organisation requiring interpreting services.  The interpreting service is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TIS National is accessible from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call.  For more information visit their website or Telephone: 131 450.

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Last updated: 12 November 2019