Pasifika Families Inc.

"Many people shared purpose, all cultures working together so our roots run deeper"


Hello all Pasifika Vibes Festival-goers! We cannot tell you how much we love running the Pasifika Vibes Festival. However, in order to continue the event we need to gain feedback and insights to get additional government and community support.

We’re asking that you please fill out the following survey within the next 48 hours so that we can promote the true impact and benefits of events such as these for our Maori and Pasifika Communities.

If you know of anyone else who attended the event, can I also ask that we use the power of the community to share this with your friends, family and colleagues.

To do the survey please click the button:

Supporting Māori and Pacific Island families to thrive in Australia

Fostering cultural connections
Sharing knowledge using Talanoa
Creating a Pasifika village within our community
Promoting our cultural values of love, service and respect



Sunday 10 December 2023, 2:00pm 

Deception Bay Skate Park,
100 Maine Tce, Deception Bay

Schema Collective presents Deception Bay Skate Park Event, featuring Hip-Hop, Punk, Acoustic, Roach Toaster, The Unknowns, FTFOI, Ander Harlem. and skate demos by The Stay Bolts Team.

Get ready to shred and express your style at the ultimate skate park bash! Join us for an epic day filled with sick skate demos by a top-notch skate team, and groove to the raddest beats from live hip-hop, punk, and acoustic sets. But wait, there’s more! Swing by our marquee to unleash your creative beast on a tee. With dope Pasifika vibes, you’ll get to design your own t-shirt that screams ‘you’. Whether you’re a skate legend in the making or just love the thrill of the board, this event is where you gotta be. Grab your crew, your board, and let’s make some noise – this is your scene, your canvas, your move!

For enquiries, please contact Imeleta on 0423 711 752.



Friday 27 October 2023, 10:00am – 12:00pm 

Encircle Neighbourhood Centre,
51 Marsden, 

Join us for our upcoming Multicultural Mental Health Event, themed “Cultivators of Change,” as we explore innovative and holistic approaches to mental health care in our diverse community.

This collaborative event aims to empower service providers with fresh perspectives on addressing and treating mental illness across various cultural backgrounds. Hear from a dynamic lineup of speakers who are experts in different capacities within the mental health space, and gain invaluable insights into serving our multicultural community more effectively.

But that’s not all! Alongside these enlightening talks, we’ve curated an array of workshops and activities designed to deepen your understanding of alternative therapies and holistic healing. Plus, enjoy a selection of culturally diverse foods as you network and engage with like-minded professionals. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a cultivator of change in the mental health landscape!

Entry is Free!

For enquiries, please contact Imeleta on 0423 711 752, or Tanya on 0418 507 123.


We’re excited to report that Brisbane North Diwali Women’s Event was a great success, thanks to each and every one of you who participated, attended, and engaged in the celebration. From the lively atmosphere and the stunning performances to the bustling stalls, the spirit of Diwali came to life like never before, painting a vivid tapestry of culture, unity, and joy.

A special shout out goes to our Mayor Peter Flannery and Councillor Yvonne Barlow of City of Moreton Bay, whose esteemed presence elevated the event, reinforcing its significance to our community and the region at large.

Thanks also to the UQ Australia Women and Girls Health Research Centre for their sponsorship, to all the stallholders for their wonderful support and participation, and to our DJ for creating an amazing atmosphere! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for making this event more than just an event—it was a gathering of community, a showcase of cultural richness, and most importantly, a true celebration of togetherness. Your support and participation were instrumental in transforming this event into a lasting memory.

We look forward to sharing more such memorable moments with you in the years to come.

We are committed to making future events even more spectacular, and we would love to hear your thoughts. Please take a moment to complete our online feedback form by clicking the button:


Sunday 29 October 2023, 3:00pm – 6:00pm 

Kallangur Community Centre,
1480 Anzac Ave,

Pasifika Families Inc, Women of Culture in Business and Ethnic Mosaic Proudly Present a vibrant DIWALI SALE

Elevate Your Festivities at the Diwali Sale event with Live DJ Entertainment! Prepare to celebrate this festival season like never before!


This unique shopping experience is open to multicultural women, offering a treasure trove of festive items perfect for Karwa Chauth, Dussehra, and of course the grand Diwali Celebration. Immerse yourself in an array of colourful traditional garments, sparkling jewellery, and festive decor as you prepare to celebrate these magnificent festivals.


But that’s not all! To add a sprinkle of excitement we’re elevating the festivities with live DJ entertainment, captivating performances, spirited dances, and fun-filled games to engage everyone and keep the vibes festive!


Booking is Essential. Don’t miss out! Secure your spot by purchasing a ticket by clicking the button below.


Tickets are priced at $17 per person, which includes entry and a delicious snack to enjoy while you shop!


For Enquiries or additional information, please feel free to reach out to Shweta on 0469 239 935, Reena on 0470 034 277, or Imeleta on 0423 711 752.


Come light up your Diwali preparations and join us for an unparalleled event that promises not just shopping, but a full-on festive experience!!



Saturday 26 August 2023, 11:00am – 1:30pm 

The Space, YMCA
Cnr Endeavour Blv & Lakefield Dr
North Lakes

Pasifika Families Inc. Proudly Presents MULTICULTURAL NETWORKING MEET N GREET

Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Month!



Saturday 01 July 2023, 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

Aurora Boulevard Park, Aurora Boulevard, North Lakes

Pasifika Families Inc. Proudly Presents FAMILY FUN DAY!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Bring the whole family! See you there!

Family Fun Day
Registration Form

Registrations are now closed. If you have already registered, thank you very much, and we’ll see you on Saturday.



Saturday 10 June 2023

7:30am – 3:00pm 

Pelican Park (Oval), 

101 Hornibrook Esplanade, 


Aiga Samoa Association North Brisbane Inc. Proudly Presents SAMOA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2023. Celebrating 61 years.

Food & Craft Stalls, Music & Entertainment, Cultural Performances.

With Special Guests Mr. Mr. Australia.

Pasifika Families will be holding a stall at this event. Please come along to support. Bring the whole fam! See you there!

Careers & Entrepreneurship Expo

We are excited to announce our upcoming Careers and Entrepreneurship Expo!

Wednesday 17 May 2023

9:30am – 2:00pm 

Deception Bay Community Centre, 

2 Raymond Tce, 

Deception Bay

The Expo aims to bring together youth from diverse cultural backgrounds and provide an educational and inspirational platform for them to discover and learn about the Our Voice Youth Project and the associated survey. It is open to all Year 10 to 12 students, and we have a range of speakers confirmed, including a young CEO, women in tech and logistics, and others to be confirmed.

We will also have various organisations holding information stalls at the expo, including a member of the Queensland Police Service, to inform youth about what they offer in terms of career and business options and support. It promises to be an informative and engaging event that we believe your students will find valuable.

The expo is being organised as part of the Our Voice Youth Project by Pasifika Families and MACS, two prominent NGOs based in the Moreton Bay region.

We encourage all year10 to 12 students and young people aged 16 to 25 to attend the Expo and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

That's it for Pasifika Vibes Festival 2023!


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Playgroup for Māori and Pacific Island families for children from 0 – 5 years where parents stay and play with their children. Playgroup held once a week during school terms.

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Pasifika Vibes

Pasifika Vibes Festival is one of the biggest Pacific Island Festivals in South East Queensland, Australia. Each year we have watched it get bigger and better. 

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We have a number of ongoing family related projects that we work on collaboratively with other organisations in the community.

Are you having family related problems?



Homeless Hotline 1800 474 753.

Anglicare youth housing support 1300 610 610.

Homelessness week 2023.
6th August – 13th August.

Homelessness week aims to raise awareness about the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events.


Domestic violence

If you are in an emergency situation, call Police on 000.

If you or a family member are experiencing family or domestic violence, call Brisbane Domestic Violence Service on 3217 2544.

There are a range of services including information and referral crisis support, practical assistance, advocacy and short term councilling.

There is a Pasifika Cultural Liaison Officer based at Redcliffe Police Station who you can contact for advice.
Phone: 07 3282 0555.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 2:30pm.



Go to Home of Kiwis in Australia. This is a website containing helpful information for Kiwis and Pacific Islanders who are new to Australia.

Search on Facebook for the group Brisbane kiwis looking for work, and request to join this group.


Legal issues

The Pasifika Advocacy Australia is an initiative to meet the unmet needs of Pasifika people in Australia.

O le ala i le pule o le tautua.

Samoan proverb
The way to true leadership is through service.

About us

Pasifika Families Inc.

Pasifika Families started in 2005. Our work is based in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay region, as we aim to provide a hub where families from all Pacific cultures can come to us for assistance on different services.


Pasifika Families offers significant and regular outreach to families and young people in the Brisbane area. We are affiliated with other services and community organisations to facilitate this outreach. We can book one on one, family, or youth mentoring on an hourly basis. We have experienced family and youth support workers who understand your needs.

Pasifika Families caters for both male and female young people 16-25yrs.

In some circumstances we may support young people under the age of 16 years to ensure their immediate welfare and safety.

Emergency accommodation is assessed on a needs basis and supports young people of culture who are at risk of homelessness or are homeless.

Our accommodation service is managed by a Manager and staffed by qualified housing support workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We offer a culturally unique holistic approach to care, which encourages young people to connect with culture, their identity and community. Emergency accommodation starts from one night to 7 or more nights with experienced culturally-informed youth workers.

Cultural Awareness Workshop – how to engage and work with Māori and Pasifika young people.

Cultural Dance & Music Workshop (Polynesian dancing, ukulele and drums) – great for team-building events.

Cultural Arts Workshop – weaving, screen-printing, traditional Island cooking.