#CreateWelcome is not just about sharing a message on social media. We want people to ‘feel, think, do’ and follow up by playing a more active role on a day-to-day basis. It takes collective effort to create an inclusive, welcoming community, but we can do it, if we all play our part and work together.


You can play an integral role in welcoming newly arrived Queenslanders, including refugees, people seeking asylum, international students and migrants.

Register your interest to volunteer at MDA or with one of our community partners.


MDA is looking for workplaces of all types, sizes and industries to create opportunities for newly arrived Queenslanders. by offering a work placement.

From small to large businesses, government departments, not-for-profit and community organisations – there is a Work & Welcome participant who is a perfect fit for your workplace. You can get involved in one of three ways:

  • Host and fund a refugee in your workplace
  • Sponsor a work placement in a local small business
  • Promote an employee giving program

For more information on Work & Welcome, please click here.


Get your business involved in one of our cross-cultural training programs.

These training programs allow you to strengthen intercultural skills in business management, communication or service delivery –  creating socially aware organisations dedicated to making a difference in strengthening Queensland’s cultural diversity.

MDA also can hold a community education session for your workplace, designed for audiences interested in understanding more about refugees and people seeking asylum.

For more information, please click here.


Make a donation to MDA today and help create welcome for newly arrived Queenslanders.

MDA exists to shape an inclusive, globally connected and economically strong Queensland. We are committed to achieving the best settlement outcomes for our clients and working actively to promote diversity and advance multiculturalism in our state.

As an independent, for-purpose organisation, MDA works with refugees, internatonal students, people seeking asylum and migrants, as well as their local communities.