MACS Inc presents

Diwali Festival of Lights 2023

Join us for an electrifying experience as MACS Inc. lights up Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine, with the grandest Moreton Bay Diwali Festival of Lights on November 4, 2023. 

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this dazzling family friendly celebration.

WHO WE ARE

We Champion Cultural Diversity

Established in 1999, Multicultural Association of Caboolture and Surrounds Inc has been advocating for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Our core activity is cultural awareness within Moreton Bay Region for our communities to:

MACS Inc. hosts the Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta every year, showcasing an amazing variety of culture, music, dance and food from all around the world. In its 25th year in 2024, the Fiesta has been bringing CALD communities and businesses together in the Moreton Bay Region every year to celebrate Australia’s multicultural fabric. We are also the organisation behind the highly successful and vibrant Moreton Bay Diwali Festival of Lights. 

What we do

Organising social
gatherings

Our commitment to fostering a sense of belonging and unity is demonstrated through organizing social gatherings. These events provide a unique platform for people of all cultures to come together, share their experiences, and create lasting friendships. We are working on extending the number of gathering through language exchange groups, tours and visits to multicultural experiences, food picnics and much more.

If you have a practical idea for a multicultural social gathering, we are listening. Drop an email at enquiries@macsincqld.org

Exchanging cultural information

In a world characterised by diversity, the exchange of cultural information is a powerful tool for promoting understanding and appreciation of different traditions, customs, and lifestyles.By actively collaborating with and assisting multicultural organisations in Moreton Bay, we encourage the sharing of knowledge, stories, best practice and to learn from experiences of various cultures. By engaging in this enriching exchange, we broaden our perspectives, dispel stereotypes, and create a more inclusive community.

Conducting annual Multicultural festivals

One of the highlights of MACS Inc’s calendar is our free family friendly events. Events such as Multicultural Fiesta and Diwali Festival of Lights are a dazzling showcase of the world’s cultures right here in Moreton Bay. These vibrant events bring together people from all walks of life to celebrate the rich tapestry of traditions, music, dance, and cuisine that makes our community unique.Our festivals are a tangible display of unity in diversity, featuring captivating performances, mouthwatering international cuisine, stalls and cultural exhibits.

Consultancy, networking and
training to support

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collaborating with
industry bodies

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GET INVOLVED NOW

Make a difference today

Be our sponsor

Give your business and brand the coverage and attention it deserves; make a lasting impact on our community as a valued sponsor. Customised options available to get the most out of your engagement with us. Email events@macsincqld.org for more.

 

Partner with us
Join our diverse community and partner with us to actively participate in promoting cultural diversity. We get lots of interest from stallholders, food vendors , performers and other businesses every year to showcase their products or skills at our events; enquire today.
Volunteer

Enrich your life and unite for the community by volunteering with us to create a more inclusive society. Whether you are student looking for volunteering experience or a seasoned professional willing to give back to the community, we would love to have you.

Our Partnership

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Our Committee

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RECENT CAMPAIGN

Recent charity campaigns

Raised Funds 70%
Send children to school for education

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RAISED FUND

$7,000

REMAINING

$10,000

EXPIRE DATE

27 Aug, 2021
Raised Funds 85%
Financial help for poor, needy families

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RAISED FUND

$8,500

REMAINING

$10,000

EXPIRE DATE

27 Aug, 2021

Support Our Initiatives

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CALL TO ACTION

Fundraising for the people and causes you care about

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INVOLVE NOW

Upcoming events

Each year MACS Inc. hosts the Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta (formally the Caboolture Multicultural Festival), showcasing an amazing variety of cultures from around the world. The Fiesta promotes the culture and customs in the Moreton Bay Region with a wide array of foods, traditional dancing and performances and market stalls.

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Sarah W

"MACS Inc has been a lifeline for me. As an immigrant, I was initially apprehensive about fitting in and finding my place in the local area. However, MACS Inc welcomed me with open arms. The social gatherings and events allowed me to make friends from various cultures, and I now consider them my extended family. MACS Inc truly celebrates the beauty of diversity."

Mark D

"I've had the privilege of volunteering with MACS Inc for over five years now, and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The organisation's commitment to promoting cultural understanding and inclusion is unwavering. I've witnessed firsthand the positive impact we've had on individuals and the community as a whole. Joining MACS Inc to volunteer was one of the best decisions I've ever made."

Megha S.

"MACS Inc's Diwali Festival of Lights is an event I look forward to every year. It's not just a festival; it's a celebration of our shared humanity with people from all walks of life in attendance. I've learned so much about different cultures, tasted amazing food, and enjoyed mesmerizing performances. It's a testament to the power of cultural exchange. MACS Inc is changing lives and making Moreton Bay region a more vibrant and inclusive place to call home."

Sandeep A

We have successfully sponsored MACS Inc’s Multicultural Fiesta celebrations at Pine Rivers Park for three years. Our organisation is pleased with the coverage and exposure provided by MACS Inc to our brand and we saw a definite uptick in sales after the collaboration.

Soi C

Me and my husband have held stalls at the Diwali Festival of Lights organised by MACS Inc. The team is lovely to chat to and supported us through the process of set up. Timely information was provided as we progressed towards the event and we had a busy and profitable day.

OUR FEEDBACK

What People Say About MACS!

Discover the heartwarming stories and experiences shared by our diverse community members, volunteers and partners. Hear firsthand accounts of how MACS Inc. has positively impacted lives, promoted cultural understanding, and brought people together from all walks of life while promoting local businesses. These testimonials reflect the genuine and lasting impact of our organisation in fostering unity and celebrating diversity.

Image Gallery

PORTFOLIO / GALLERY

MEDIA

MACS Lunar New Year 2016

Multicultural Fiesta 2020

MACS Diwali Festival Of Lights 2020

Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta 2016

2019 Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta

If Australia was 100 people

MACS Lunar New Year 2016

Multicultural Fiesta 2020

MACS Diwali Festival Of Lights 2020

Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta 2016

2019 Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta

Australian Migration, 1851-2019

MACS - Multicultural Festival 2015

Let's change the world, Join us now!

Join MACS Inc. on a transformative journey toward a more inclusive and harmonious world. Be part of a passionate community dedicated to making a difference. Together, we can break down barriers, celebrate diversity, and create a brighter future for generations to come.