Vibrant pockets of cultural diversity around greater Brisbane are now gaining recognition for their potential to attract visitors from all walks of life seeking a unique food and retail experience.

Moorooka is a colourful, cultural melting po you can visit this Sunday 29 March as they are sharing a big Neighbour Day invitation to the wider community to come and sample the varied African and Middle-Eastern delights on offer.

For just $10, people can enjoy a progressive meal involving four local restaurants. A guide will accompany people on this feasting journey with other local residents, taking them to each restaurant to meet the owners, learn about the cultures of their country of origin and savour the delicious flavours of multicultural Moorooka.

The small strip of commercial premises that line Beaudesert Road in Moorooka had a thriving past, but ran into trouble with the opening of large shopping centres across Brisbane during the 80s and 90s driving many of the local shops out of business.

But when African migrants started settling in the area around 2001, the many vacant shopfronts presented a perfect opportunity. African entrepreneurs were quick to step in and breathe new life into the neighbourhood through a diverse array of small business ventures that remain the commercial and social hub for African people right across greater Brisbane.

At only $10 per head ($5 for children up to 12 years of age), the event is a perfect opportunity for people to come meet their neighbours and discover some of the fabulous tastes on offer at their local restaurants.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. People can book online at

The event is an initiative of MDA and Brisbane City Council.

For more information, please contact Donna from MDA’s Community Engagement Team at 0403 458 264 or