Vision & Mission

Queensland Intercultural Society (QIS) is a not for profit organisation that has been operating in Brisbane since 2007 with the aims of promoting multiculturalism and fostering intercultural and interfaith dialogue. We believe in reaching out to all members of society by providing a platform for cultural and information exchange. In this regard; we are inspired by Fethullah Gulen; a Turkish Islamic scholar who emphasises dialogue; respect and tolerance.

Since its establishment; QIS has organised international study tours; academic conferences; cultural exhibitions; Ramadan Iftar dinners and government sponsored projects; among other activities. Each event provides ample networking opportunities; so the circle of people wanting to build bridges with other communities and collaborate on projects with QIS grows with each program.

QIS believes it is necessary to work in partnership with different segments of society. Alongside connecting with cultural and religious organisations; we have collaborated with people in the areas of government and public service; education; sports; academia and media; as well as NGOs; faith and ethnic communities.

An advisory committee to QIS assists in identifying programs and projects to enhance multiculturalism and interfaith activities.


Iftar Message from Hon Glen Elmes, Multicultural Minister

“I would like to extend, on this special special occasion, my greetings to all Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan. I was honoured to have been invited by the Queensland Intercultural Society to sponsor the first Newman Government’s Iftar Dinner at Parliament House and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the breaking of the daily fast. Queensland […]