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

Introducing our new CEO

Introducing our new CEO

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) Chairperson, Eddie Micallef, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mo Elrafihi as Chief Executive...

Welcome new Board members

Welcome new Board members

ECCV welcomes Monica Forson and Gabrielle Marchetti as new members of our Board of Directors. Monica and Gabrielle are outstanding leaders in their...

Have your say on how we can work together to end racism

We invite you to join us at our member forum on Thursday, 15 June to discuss how we can go beyond symbolism and meaningfully tackle racism together.

The forum will involve a presentation and discussion on Victoria’s Anti-Racism Strategy, which is a great opportunity to hear about the Strategy’s progress and help shape its potential goals. This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A on effective anti-racism responses at local and state levels.

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.




Elder Abuse Prevention


Mental Health




Supporting Carers


Emergency Management


Disability Hub

Welcome to ECCV’s new Multicultural Disability Hub! This is a special portal where you can find all our work supporting and advocating for people with disability from migrant and refugee communities and their families and carers.

The Hub is the best place to find ECCV’s latest policy publications on disability as well as in-language resources and a directory of relevant services and organisations in the disability sector.

Latest Publications & Submissions

Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24

Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24

We are pleased to share ECCV's Pre-Budget Submission 2023-24. Our submission calls on the state government to enact a long-term vision for Victoria...

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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.