Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV)

The Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) mission is to work to ensure that we remain a member driven peak body committed to empowering people from culturally diverse backgrounds. We strive to give voice to multicultural Victoria. We strive to advocate for human rights, freedom, respect, equality and dignity for ethnic and multicultural communities and in building a socially cohesive and inclusive Victorian community.

The organisation advocates and lobbies all levels of government on behalf of multicultural communities in areas like human rights, access and equity and improving services. As our core business we advocate on any issue that is of concern to our members.

We are proud to have been the key advocate for culturally diverse communities in Victoria since 1974. 


ECCV News Update:

Mr Fotis Kapetopoulos has resigned as Executive Officer (EO) following his recent appointment at the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV).

Mr. Kapetopoulos decided to quit his role as EO in the midst of an industrial relations matter.

The ECCV is proud to continue with its strong legacy as Victoria’s peak advocacy body and the voice for multicultural Victoria with a solid commitment from its staff, board and members.

ECCV is an equal opportunity employer and advocates for the rights and wellbeing of its staff and members.

On behalf of the ECCV board,

Cr. Kris Pavlidis

ECCV Chairperson

Muslim Leaders Gambling Harm Awareness Forum is a platform to raise awareness on the gambling harm epidemic in high ethnic, low social economic regions across Victoria. Initiative by @AlSiraatCollege ,supported by @VictoriaPolice , @CityWhittlesea & SHARC

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ECCV is pleased to provide this submission towards the development of the Victorian Government’s Gender Equality Bill.
To read ECCV's full response to Victorian Government's Gender Equality Bill go to @VicGovDHHS @MCWH1978

ECCV response to the Victorian government’s consultations on the

The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV) is the voice of multicultural Victoria and the peak advocacy body for eight regional eth...

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We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.

ECCV Statement: Recognising the Rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders 


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Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
Coburg VIC 3058
Phone: 9354 9555