A United Voice
for all Africans and friends
of Africa in Queensland
If you want to learn more about our story, you’re in the right place. Read to learn how we are working towards our vision of a united community.
Queensland African Communities Council (QACC) is a not-for-profit umbrella organisation for more than 63,000 African individuals and communities across Queensland.
Established in 2003, we have continued to be a united voice that facilitates and supports collective development while encouraging each African community and individual to advance their culture, skills and business.
We acknowledge that our journeys to Australia are very diverse; some from refugee backgrounds, skilled immigrants, family reunions and international students. What we have in common, however, is our rich cultural diversity, skills and innovation as well as a culture of working hard.
The rationale for establishing QACC was in our communities’ recognition that African Australians working collectively on the issues and opportunities we have in common and promoting our capacity and strengths to fully participate in Queensland was the best way to build our communities.
We appreciate and support each and everyone in our community to access better opportunities, enjoy the wonderful quality of life that Australia provides us and continue to be productive members of the Australian family.
That’s why we are winners of multiple awards, including the prestigious 2013 Queensland Multicultural Award in the Not-for-Profit Community Organisation-Greater Brisbane.
To work towards a united African Australian community.
Vibrant and connected to each other and the wider community
African-Australians contribute so much to this great state of Queensland. According to history, people of African descent first arrived on Australia’s shores with the first fleet in 1787. Even before federation in 1901, Africans came as skilled sugar workers who significantly supported Queensland’s sugar industry. Since then African-Australians have continued to make enormous contributions to Queensland in many sectors such as business, sport, politics, medicine, law, engineering, the arts and entertainment. Others are excelling as community leaders among other portfolios in government, non-government organisations and the private sector.