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Get to Know Us

The Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland (IASAQ) is a Charity Organisation that seeks to supports the welfare of Irish Australians. IASAQ was founded in 2007, as it was identified there was a growing need to help Irish Families and Individuals in time of distress while living in Australia. We are funded by the Irish Government under the Emigrants Support Program from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

We have sister organisations throughout Australia, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth which along with the Irish Embassy in Canberra, the Consulate in Sydney and the Honorary Consulate in Perth, provide access to information and support for the growing migration in Australia.

Our mission is to provide appropriate and valued assistance to the Irish Australian Community in Queensland.  We want to make sure the Irish community in Queensland, feel supported in times of isolation, vulnerability and crisis. As well as our people of all ages are connected to their culture and heritage.

IASAQ is responsible for supporting the community in multiple ways including:

  • Elderly assistance, including nursing home visits.

  • Family and personal services;

  • Personal support;

  • Health Services, including mental health care;

  • Social and welfare services;

  • Housing and Accommodation support;

  • Unemployment issues;

  • Irish and UK passport applications;

  • Funeral arrangements;

  • Repatriation of deceased persons to Ireland;

  • Community events;

  • Social networking and building connections;

  • Irish Language and cultural activities;

  • Volunteers to assist with all needs.

 

 

IASAQ is here to help with a friendly and non-judgmental voice from home, a cuppa tea or coffee and a welcoming smile for all Irish Australians who need our support.

We have close links with the QGFHA (Queensland GAA), the Irish Chamber of Commerce, the Brisbane Irish Festival and other Irish groups in the Brisbane Community.  Our goal is to facilitate and celebrate the Irish Community in Queensland, its rich heritage and contribution to the formation & development of the State, while fostering existing and developing new positive relationships. 

 

 

 

 

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