The Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Inc. (formerly the Ethnic Communities Council Gold Coast) was established in 1983 by a group of volunteers and representatives from various ethnic communities, clubs and associations in response to the growing number of migrants, new arrivals and refugees, especially those from non-English speaking backgrounds. It was identified that their needs were not adequately being met by the mainstream services who were primarily based in Brisbane. The MCCGC was incorporated in 1986 with a charter to ensure that people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have equal access to appropriate services for their health and wellbeing.
In 2005, the Queensland Premier's Department awarded the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast Inc. the Multicultural Affairs Queensland's Non-Government Organisation Award. This was in acknowledgment of MCCGC's longstanding service in actively promoting multiculturalism through the support of community harmony, the reduction of prejudice and contributing to the improvement of community relations.
The MCCGC has developed and implemented ongoing programs in the aged and childcare sectors which involved consultation with community groups and other stakeholders to research the needs of people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to address the gaps in service provision in these areas.
MCCGC continues to work collaboratively with government and community agencies to develop strategies to respond appropriately to the needs of the people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in the Gold Coast Region.