multicultural services

Centacare Multicultural Services (CMS) provides free support for eligible individuals, families and migrant communities in Cairns and the surrounding regions.  The Service specialises in regional settlement and has delivered settlement services across the far north for over decade.  

CMS is proud to have assisted thousands of people from a multicultural background to receive support to help them participate in all aspects of life and improve their health and wellbeing.  This includes settlement case management, community information, education and training and advocacy services. We support newly arrived individuals and families, refugees and humanitarian entrants and new and emerging multicultural communities and groups.

Our services are facilitated through a number of programs. These Include:

  • Settlement Services 
  • Community Development
  • Business Development
  • Community Information, Education & Training
  • Volunteer Program

All services have access to interpreters.
An interpreter can be requested at the time of making an appointment or at any time during the session.


Ground Floor
22-34 Aplin St, Cairns

Mail: PO Box 201, Cairns QLD 4870

Phone: 07 4044 0130
Fax: 07 4041 7655

open hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Centacare Multicultural Services is not open at weekends or on public holidays).

our vision

A just, diverse and inclusive society where migrants apply their strengths to realise their potential.

our mission

To provide partnerships with the community acknowledging the capacity, diversity and strengths of our clients through delivery of culturally appropriate services. We do this in an inclusive and respectful environment, with respect to social justice principles and the dignity of all.

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