Pasifika Families Inc.

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

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

ANNOUNCING PASIFIKA VIBES FESTIVAL 2024!

Pasifika Vibes Festival 2024 Flyer

PASIFIKA VIBES FESTIVAL 2024!

WHEN:
Monday 6 May 2024, 8:30am – 3:30pm

WHERE:
Pine Rivers Showgrounds, 757 Gympie Rd, Lawnton

Exciting Announcement: Pasifika Vibes Festival 2024 is Here!

🌺 Get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of culture at the Pasifika Vibes Festival 2024! 🌺

We’re thrilled to invite you to join us for an unforgettable day of colour, music, dance, and culinary delights. This year, we’re bringing you an even bigger and more exhilarating experience:

Diverse Cultural Showcases: Witness spectacular performances showcasing the rich traditions of the Pacific Islands.

Food Village: Savour the exotic flavours of the Pacific with a wide array of traditional dishes and contemporary fusion cuisine.

Arts & Crafts Village: Explore a treasure trove of handcrafted artefacts, clothing, and unique art pieces.

Children’s Village: A magical space filled with fun activities, workshops, and performances for our little festival-goers.

Workshop Village: Engage in interactive cultural workshops and learn more about the diverse heritage of our communities.

Mark your calendars for Monday 6 May 2024 at Pine Rivers Showgrounds, Lawnton. Bring your friends and family to revel in the lively atmosphere and create lasting memories.

🌺 Stay tuned for more updates, including our lineup of performers, stall-holder highlights, and more surprises! 🌺

#PasifikaVibesFestival2024 #CulturalCelebration #FamilyFun #GoodVibes #PVF24

For enquiries, please contact Filiga on 0423 264 499 or Imeleta on 0423 711 752.

Further information and application forms for Stall-Holders, Entertainers, Workshop Facilitators and Volunteers, are available at www.pasifikavibesfestival.com.

MULTICULTURAL MUMS PODCAST - COMING SOON!

MULTICULTURAL MUMS PODCAST! COMING SOON!

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of the Multicultural Mums Podcast, a groundbreaking series brought to you by the Pasifika Families Inc! Hosted by the dynamic duo, Imeleta and Filiga, this podcast is set to become a vibrant hub of inspiration, connection, and empowerment for mothers from all cultural backgrounds.

Each episode will delve into a kaleidoscope of topics that touch the hearts of mothers everywhere. From the joys and challenges of parenting in a multicultural setting to empowering discussions about career, education, and mental health, our hosts Imeleta and Filiga are ready to explore it all. They’ll be sharing invaluable insights, tips, and experiences that resonate deeply with the unique journeys of multicultural mums.

But that’s not all – our listeners will gain a wealth of knowledge on topics like financial management, health and well-being, and maintaining cultural connections. Plus, we’ll be tying in discussions with key community events such as International Women’s Day and Harmony Week, ensuring every conversation is timely and relevant.

By tuning in to the Multicultural Mums Podcast, you’re not just a listener; you’re a part of a growing community. A community where your experiences are validated, your challenges understood, and your cultural heritage celebrated. Whether you’re looking for advice, a good story, or just a moment to feel connected, this podcast is for you.

So, mark your calendars and get ready to join Imeleta and Filiga on this exciting journey. Stay tuned to our website for the official launch date and get ready to be part of something truly special with the Multicultural Mums Podcast!

CONGRATULATIONS GAIL ROBINSON - AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS MAYOR'S SPIRIT AWARD WINNER!

CONGRATULATIONS GAIL!

Congratulations Gail! Our Pasifika family is bursting with pride and joy at your well deserved recognition. Winning the Australia Day Awards – Mayor’s Spirit Award is no small feat, and it’s a testament to your unwavering dedication and tireless advocacy for our community. Your work has been a beacon of support and guidance for us over the past decade, and we can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honour. You’ve been our rock, our guiding star, and an endless source of wisdom.

Your contribution to Pasifika Families Inc. is immeasurable, and your spirit of giving knows no bounds. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being such an incredible part of our journey. Your energy, enthusiasm, and commitment have not only enriched our organisation but have also touched the lives of countless individuals in our community.

Here’s to you, Gail – our unwavering pillar of strength and inspiration! Know that your legacy at Pasifika Families shines brightly in each of us. Your journey with us has been nothing short of remarkable, and while we will miss your presence, we carry forward the lessons and values you’ve instilled. Thank you for your years of dedication and impact! Cheers!

City of Moreton Bay’s Australia Day Awards web page: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Community-Support/Awards-and-Bursaries/Australia-Day-Awards

Media release: 2024 Australia Day Awards – City of Moreton Bay

DECEPTION BAY SKATE PARK EVENT!

DECEPTION BAY SKATE PARK EVENT!

WHEN:
Sunday 10 December 2023, 2:00pm 

WHERE:
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.

MULTICULTURAL MENTAL HEALTH EVENT!

MULTICULTURAL MENTAL HEALTH EVENT!

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

WHERE:
Encircle Neighbourhood Centre,
51 Marsden, 
Kallangur

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.

BRISBANE NORTH DIWALI EVENT - A GREAT SUCCESS!

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:

BRISBANE NORTH DIWALI SALE!

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

WHERE:
Kallangur Community Centre,
1480 Anzac Ave,
Kallangur

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!!

MULTICULTURAL NETWORKING MEET N GREET!

MULTICULTURAL NETWORKING MEET N GREET!

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

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

Pasifika Families Inc. Proudly Presents MULTICULTURAL NETWORKING MEET N GREET

Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Month!

MULTICULTURAL FAMILY FUN DAY!

FAMILY FUN DAY 2023!

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

WHERE:
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.

SAMOA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2023!

SAMOA INDEPENDENCE DAY 2023!

WHEN:
Saturday 10 June 2023

7:30am – 3:00pm 

WHERE:
Pelican Park (Oval), 

101 Hornibrook Esplanade, 

Clontarf

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!

WHEN:
Wednesday 17 May 2023

9:30am – 2:00pm 

WHERE:
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!

Projects

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Pasifika
Playgroup

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.

— 02

Pasifika Vibes
Festival

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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Pasifika
Projects

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?

01.

Homelessness

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.

02.

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.

03.

Unemployment

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.

04.

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.

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.