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CAMS Page 1Community Action Multicultural Service (CAMS)

The CAMS program supports the multicultural community to:

  • Have equitable access to services and programs that respond appropriately to their needs.
  • To fully participate in and benefit from all aspects of life in Queensland
  • To feel a sense of belonging in a cohesive and harmonious community.

This program strives to ensure that the Hervey Bay Multicultural Community:

  • Feel a sense of belonging and have opportunities to socialise
  • Have information and access to local services
  • Participate in community life!

Culture Caf

The monthly Culture Caf showcases a particular culture at each event, offering a taste treat of their cuisine, entertainment and information about their history. This event promotes social inclusion, community cohesion and racial understanding. Culture Caf provides an opportunity to welcome new people to the area, new migrants to Australia and socially isolated people in our community. Come along to an enjoyable cafe in the heart of our town in the Community Centre.  A small entry is requested.

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Conversational English

These free classes are available for adults of the non-English speaking background community of Hervey Bay.  Volunteer tutors assist them to gain an understanding of, and to speak basic English. Participants learn practical skills such as grocery shopping, completing Centrelink and banking forms, as well as reading recipes and bus timetables. From time to time guest speakers are invited to the class to inform the participants about local services.

Racism. It Stops with Me

This group is led by a volunteer who facilitates regular meeting to discuss community concerns and issues in regard to this topic. If you feel passionate about working towards a harmonious and accepting community, please call 4194 3000 for the next meeting date. All meeting are held at the Community Centre.

CAMS Friday Garden Club

This weekly (weather permitting) free 2 hour session is held at the Halcro Community Garden where participants work together to grow vegetables and herbs. These sessions are fun and participants get to take home produce most weeks.

Planting seeds

 Maria Edubas Maria Rose Allen and Helen Halcro St early 2017       








Swimming Classes for Migrants

A one hour free swimming class is held weekly for adult migrants of all ages. A professional swimming coach is engaged who knows how to lessen the fear of new beginners and guides them gently through the process of how to float and swim.

Smaller group swimming class at Aquatic Centre

Ange Pam Robyn and Onahi at Aquatic Centre Dec 2016









Awareness of Domestic and Family Violence

CAMS works with migrants to ensure that they are aware of what constitutes domestic and family violence and where to seek help.

Diversity Lunches

These are held in a different café or restaurant every few months. The idea of the gathering is to taste the local cultural cuisine, to meet new people and keep informed about what is going on in the community – in particular in the multicultural community.

Dancing Queens

The last Thursday of the month female migrants gather at the Hervey Bay Boat Club from 1-2.30pm to learn from others on the dance floor the latest moves. It is a free session with lots of laughs!

Contact: (07) 4194 3000 for more information

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Reading Guides

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© Natalie Robinson 2003, produced in conjunction with South West Child, Adolescent & Family Services
Adapted by Lutheran community Care
Intercept Youth and Family Services (Reconnect program) 2015
HBNC acknowledge that the Help booklet is an adaptation from CAFS booklet written by Natalie Robinson

Need More Help?

If our services do not meet your needs click here to find other support services:

oneplace:   oneplace Community Services Directory is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get to the right service at the right time.

The Little Lime Pocket Book:  A great guide to welfare and support services on the Fraser Coast.

mycommunitydirectory: The directory provides up-to-date information for community organisations who provide services in the Fraser Coast area.

Just In Case - Fraser Coast Homelessness Alliance - contact and help card.