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.

Learn more about the Voice
at ECCV’s interactive forum

On 14 October, Australians will vote on whether or not to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. The upcoming referendum is a landmark moment in our country’s history, and its result will have major impacts not only for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, but for all Australians.

So, what does the referendum mean? What does a First Nations Voice aim to achieve, why is it important and how will it affect multicultural communities? All these questions and more will be answered at our interactive forum in Dandenong on Sunday, 8 October. Come along with your questions ready!

Latest News

New paper on multicultural mental health

New paper on multicultural mental health

Victoria's multicultural mental health workforce has an important role in supporting the mental wellbeing of our migrant and refugee communities....

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.