Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)

    The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV)’s 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.

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    Notice about ECCV's Multicultural E-News


    As you may know, our Senior Volunteer and Multicultural E-News Editor, Con Pagonis, has stepped down from his role as editor at the end of 2019. We are ever grateful for the curation and delivery of the e-news under Con’s leadership over the past 5 years. We understand many of you look forward to contributing, sharing, and reading the E-News and ECCV will continue to serve as the conduit for these essential updates.

    While we are scaling up our capacity to continue to serve our dedicated audience, we thank you for your patience as we undergo a period of transition. The Multicultural E-News will be back in February 2020 with a refreshed look and renewed focus. Please continue to send us your contributions to, which we will gladly share unto our social media channels. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on or call 9354 9555.

    We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused – and we thank you for your understanding.

    MEDIA RELEASE: ECCV welcomes community leader and former state MP Eddie Micallef as new Chairperson

    Raising Awareness on Elder Abuse in CALD Communities

    ECCV conducted community education to raise awareness on elder abuse for CALD Communities in Victoria, in collaboration with Seniors Rights Victoria. The training aimed to equip bicultural and bilingual community educators with the appropriate tools and resources to deliver talks and facilitate discussions on elder abuse to groups of older people and their families from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Through this training, ECCV also directed CALD communities, through bilingual educators, to the appropriate and available support services in Victoria.

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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