The Voice of Multicultural Victoria

Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is proud to be the peak body for our state’s migrant and refugee communities. Since 1974, we have been advocating for the rights of multicultural communities, informing industry practice and influencing governments at all levels on a range of issues, including anti-racism, equitable access to services and socially just policy.

Latest News

Recruitment commences for ECCV’s new CEO

Recruitment commences for ECCV’s new CEO

ECCV has begun the recruitment process for an experienced and inspirational CEO to drive and shape multicultural policy, and support our members, communities and government to build an inclusive and diverse Victoria.

Read the latest edition of Golden Years

Golden Years is ECCV’s triannual eMagazine for seniors from migrant and refugee backgrounds and the multicultural aged care sector.

We open the latest edition with a profile of Hanh Tran, who was honoured at the Victorian Senior of the Year Awards for her Promotion of Multiculturalism. Read about Hanh’s journey from Saigon to Melbourne and her decades of service to the city’s Buddhist and Vietnamese communities. 

Inside the eMagazine, you can also learn more about the federal government’s new Support at Home program, Islam and ageing, financial elder abuse and how ECCV is advocating for migrant and refugee seniors through our Pre-Budget Submission and our Submission on the Aged Care Act (Exposure Draft).

Our Work

ECCV works with a range of partners, member organisations and stakeholders on projects across key priority areas.

In turn, these partnerships and projects inform our policy and advocacy work, helping to identify gaps in existing policies and services, and placing lived experience and community voices at the centre of our work.

Impact Areas



Ageing Well


First Nations Advocacy




Mental Health


Emergency Management


Latest Publications & Submissions

Ageing Well Hub

Welcome to ECCV’s Ageing Well Hub! This is a dedicated online portal for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds and their families and carers as well as the multicultural aged care sector.

From our long-standing elder abuse prevention project to policy publications on seniors health and wellbeing to our triennial Golden Years eMagazine, the Hub is the best place to find our work supporting and advocating for diverse seniors, which has been a core tenet of ECCV’s mission since our inception.

Get the latest ECCV news

Subscribe to our monthly eBulletin to stay up-to-date on our latest campaigns, events, partnerships, publications and more.

Become a Member

With more than 220 organisational members that range from community groups to national charities, ECCV’s membership base is diverse, and open to organisations and individuals who support our work and are passionate about advancing the rights and wellbeing of multicultural Victoria.

Become a member of our state’s peak body for migrant and refugee communities, and be a force for change.


  ECCV acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.